Each of these films handles AI differently. In the Star Wars universe, robots are slaves to humanity, and are smart enough to know it. As C-3PO begs, “It wasn't my fault, sir, please don't deactivate me!" In Ex Machina, robots are superior to humans. One character eschews all human company in favor for his set of robotic lovers. All of these stories are thought-provoking, exhilarating, and will make you pay attention to talk of automation in the news just a bit more.
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