Ex Machina with Dr. Murray Shanahan

Movie Night and Q&A

Language Sciences and Designing for People invite you to a free virtual screening of Ex Machina, followed by an online Q&A with scientific advisor on the film, Dr. Murray Shanahan, co-hosted by UBC Professors Joanna McGrenere and Dongwook Yoon. Join the discussion about the role of conversational AI agents in the future, whether consciousness can exist without interaction, and more. Open to anyone (UBC & beyond) who is interested in language, AI, natural language processing, robotics, human-computer interaction, voice and user interfaces, ethics, consciousness, cognitive science, machine learning, computational neuroscience, philosophy of mind, language acquisition, neuroscience, etc.

RSVP Here: Register for the screening instructions and Zoom link here:  bit.ly/exmachinaubc  

Dr. Shanahan (Professor of Cognitive Robotics at the Imperial College of London in the Department of Computing) was a scientific advisor on the film and is author of book 'Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds,' which helped inspire the movie.


Movie Viewing: June 4th – 6th
The movie will be available to view for 48 hours from Friday, 4th June at 6pm - Sunday, 6th June at 6pm (PDT), in French and English, and with subtitles of both. A link to the online screening, and the Zoom Q&A, will be sent to registered participants prior to the viewing period.


Live Q&A: June 8th, 11:00am
The Q & A held on June 8th at 11:00 a.m. with Joanne, Dongwook and Murray will explore the role of conversational AI agents, the nature of consciousness and AI, and more. Participants are invited to ask questions and join the e-discussion.


About the movie:  

Ex Machina (2015): A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.


Trailer: EX MACHINA Official Trailer (2015) [HD]

Title: Video titled: EX MACHINA Official Trailer (2015) [HD]



















Certification: MPAA: Rated R for graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence. Canada: PG (British Columbia)


We hope to see you there!