The article is about the movie “Ex Machina”, which David Glance criticizes by using different arguments. David Glance is a student at the University of Western Australia, where he studies Software. According to David, the movie sacrifices “real intelligent argument for drama and ultimately the danger from AI manifests itself in a fairly predictable way”. David believes that the movie has been exaggerated in terms of what an A.I. is capable of. He also believes that the theme in the movie is being shown the wrong way.
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Modes of persuasion are clear in the text. David is among others using Ethos, by writing his education on the side of the article to gain credibility and trust from the recipient. He is an educated University student that has experience with the topic of software, which also makes him have a lot of knowledge in the area of A.I.