INTERVIEW: Director Alex Garland on Ex Machina

April 10, 2015 6:26 AM

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Alex Garland's haunting and thought-provoking science-fiction film Ex Machina hits theaters today, and it excels at the kind of "small scale, big ideas" cinema that we get far too little of these days. Starring Oscar Isaac as an eccentric billionaire genius who invents a human-like artificial intelligence called Ava (Alicia Vikander), and Domhnall Gleeson as the worker who's recruited to test the limits of this creation, the film is clearly a passion project for Garland.

Starting things off, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have been warning us that AI is bad news, that we need to be afraid. I'd love to get your take on their take.

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