Prompt: After watching Ex Machina (see schedule below) – and/or another film dealing with artificial intelligence (e.g. HER, Blade Runner, Moon...) – what questions (philosophical/ontological AND practical/legal) does the prospect of real “AI” raise for us as humans? E.g. If an entity is capable of rational thought and self-awareness, does it deserve equal rights? ...Do origins matter, among thinking beings? (I.e. whether one is conceived naturally, created by test tube, in-vitro fertilization, or other method, or otherwise “made”?) Apart from the obvious, what distinguishes “programming” from “instincts”?