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Penn Bioethics Film Fest | Almost Human?

Ex Machina

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Thursday 4/6
6:00 pm
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Dir. Alex Garland, UK, 2015, 108 min.

Reception at 5:30pm / Screening at 6pm, followed by panel discussion


The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine will host its second annual Bioethics Film Festival, "Almost Human?" April 4–6, 2017.

The screening of Ex Machina will be preceded by a catered reception. Immediately following the screening the audience is invited to explore responses to “almost human?” with Penn faculty and special guests at a panel discussion.

In Ex Machina, Caleb, a 26 year old programmer at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

This year’s other films are Avatar on April 4th and Her on April 5th.