This is scifi level cyberattack capabilities, not hacking + downloading emails. STUXNET! https://t.co/R3ViwQ9Whj
— 28Sherman (@28ShermanSOBL1) December 12, 2016
Journalistic summary of the Zero Days (2016) investigation. The movie is excellent.
Not at all convinced right now that Ex Machina isn’t the most darkly brilliant movie ever made.
Sunspring (see linked video):
Ars is excited to be hosting this online debut of Sunspring, a short science fiction film that’s not entirely what it seems. It’s about three people living in a weird future, possibly on a space station, probably in a love triangle. You know it’s the future because H (played with neurotic gravity by Silicon Valley‘s Thomas Middleditch) is wearing a shiny gold jacket, H2 (Elisabeth Gray) is playing with computers, and C (Humphrey Ker) announces that he has to “go to the skull” before sticking his face into a bunch of green lights. It sounds like your typical sci-fi B-movie, complete with an incoherent plot. Except Sunspring isn’t the product of Hollywood hacks — it was written entirely by an AI. To be specific, it was authored by a recurrent neural network called long short-term memory, or LSTM for short. At least, that’s what we’d call it. The AI named itself Benjamin. …
The final symbol of our species’ concern for itself is the rescue of a stranded astronaut. (First Gravity, now The Martian, both classics of the Space-Cinema-Sino-US-Detente Complex.)
There are narrative problems you could fly a starship through (with missing robots at the top of the list). It doesn’t matter.
The trailer is already better than all but a few dozen complete movies. Simply by compiling these quotes (in the order that it does) it earns itself a place among the greatest things ever produced.
(I’m expecting the disappointment to be crushing — but who knows?)