Staffing Talk on The Nerd Who Falls in Love with the Robot Princess
Edward Tadros stashed this in Recruiting/Staffing
The entire article is a summary of the movie. What struck me when reading it was basically the last paragraph. I started out as an IT consultant over 17 years ago, then transitioned my one man shop into a staffing/consulting company. There is a tremendous amount of inefficiency that can be siphoned out with some intelligent automation.
The last paragraph:
Nathan's plan is to reduce humanity to an inferior species if not eliminate it altogether. For him, it's all a matter of inevitable evolution. He's just a catalyst.
For staffers and recruiters worrying about the loss of jobs to robots in contemporary society, Ex Machina is a horror flick through and through.
It's a good question -- what will be the role of humans as the robots get smarter?
Someone needs to hit Ctrl-Alt-Del.