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The Philosophy of Consciousness in Ex Machina

A close-up of Ava, an AI, as she stares with emotion into the distance.

A few months ago I watched a film about morality, humanity, genius… oh, and robots. Its name is Ex Machina. I knew as soon as it finished that it would stay with me for some time, and that it would be something I would contemplate in the back of my brain for a while to come.

I was right. This blog post is the result of that contemplation.

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