We Humans Underestimate The Powers Of True Technology.

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We humans underestimate the powers of true technology. Ex Machina places ideas concerning proper behaviors regarding gender roles. The rules and expectations of the Women AIs are very strenuous. They have specific standards they must acquire in order to receive acceptance. In Ex Machina technology and its effects on humans is a very important aspect in this film. Upon Caleb 's arrival to Nathan’s research facility, he finds out that the point of his visit is to participate in testing Nathan’s creation Ava (AI android). He is told to conduct a series of interviews with Ava but does not realize what he is truly getting himself into. The strength that artificial intelligence can have over someone is unbelieveable. By spending numerous days…show more content…
The impact this begins to have on him starts to tear him apart. He cuts himself to make sure that he is still a human whereas everything else around him is a robotic creation. The creation of AI’s have only been women, “right now as we’re anticipating the creation of AI’s to serve our intimate needs, organise our diaries and care for us, and to do it all for free and without complaint, it 's easy to see how many designers might be more comfortable with those entities having the voices and faces of women” (Laurie Penny’s 1). Nathan who created Ava has only eve created female AI’s and all seven of his creations were females. He man see females as less and easier to work with than males. Nathan does not really see his women AIs as people or worth anything to him.” The word robot is derived from the czech word slave” (Laurie Penny’s 1); they are easily replaced being worth very little more than as a sex object such as his maid who helps caleb to his room and does all the cooking and cleaning for Nathan. Ex Machina has a strong interest in sexuality and control. It may seem obvious, the fact that the only women in the film Ex Machina are AIs created by Nathan; which can appear to be an integral to its depiction of gender and of the power and representational imbalance of women suffering. “ If they were designed male, users might be tempted to treat them as equals, to acknowledge them as human in some way, perhaps even offer them an entry-level salary”
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