What will happen to the humans when science fiction becomes fact?

28 May 2015
by Nick Bilton

A lack of oversight means that there are no controls over private firms.

Are technology companies running too fast into the future and creating things that could potentially wreak havoc on humankind?

That question has been swirling around in my head ever since I saw the enthralling science-fiction film Ex Machina.

The movie offers a clever version of the robots versus humans narrative. But what makes Ex Machina different from the usual special-effects blockbuster is the ethical questions it poses.

Foremost among them is something that most techies don’t seem to want to answer: Who is making sure that all of this innovation does not go drastically wrong?

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