I was on a flight a couple of weeks back and, as the budget airlines don't offer any in-flight entertainment (other than people watching fellow passengers of course), I watched a movie I had downloaded on my iPad. There's been a lot of conversation about AI recently and this particular movie, Ex Machina, had been mentioned in a few conversations.
I was not disappointed! Absolutely brilliant, thought provoking film and I would heartily recommend it if you haven't already seen it. I won't spoil it but I loved the ending
It got me wondering though what engineers working with AI and robotics thought of it (Rachel Craddock and Dr Elise Tapping ) and then got me thinking about other films and movies where engineering is the main theme and how they come across to real life engineers working in those particular fields?
A couple of my favourite engineering themed movies are The Imitation Game - the story of Alan Turing and the breaking of the Enigma code and Apollo 13 - covering the mission to rescue NASA's stranded astronauts. Both of these are true stories but there have been other fictional stories that I've really enjoyed such as The Martian - the fight for survival of a stranded astronaut on a Mars mission and the aforementioned Ex Machina.
So... what are your favourite or recommended engineering themed movies and why? How true to life are they or are they just absolute nonsense? Which ones would you consider to be a 'must watch'?
Share your recommendations in this discussion!