Research Questionnaire on A.I in Sci-fi films (POTENTIAL SPOILERS)


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Sep 27, 2015
Greetings! I'm a student currently taking classes in Film studies and doing a small-scale research project on how Artificial Intelligence in popular sci-fi films is portrayed as an idea. I was wondering if a few people would be willing to answer a few questions so that I could gather some primary research on the subject. If people could take some time to reply their answers to the questions I'd be extremely grateful. So without further ado here are the questions! If you do not want the any of the narratives of the films to be spoiled, please consider that this questionnaire asks for opinions on certain key events in these films.

Q1: Have you viewed any of the following films? (Please select one or more if necessary)
(A) I, Robot (B) The Matrix (any of the trilogy) (C) 2001: A Space Odyssey (D) None of the above

Q2: Did you find yourself supporting or doubting the techno-phobic views of the protagonist of 'I, Robot' upon viewing the film for the first time?
(A) Supporting (B) Doubting (C) Indifferent (D) Film not viewed

Q3: Would you say that the character Sonny in 'I, Robot' would have more or less value as an actual automaton than the other automatons in the film due to its emotional intelligence?
(A) More value (B) Less value (C) Equal value (D) Film not viewed

Q4: Did you find yourself agreeing at all to the reasoning behind the A.I antagonist's scheme and actions in 'I, Robot'?
(A) Strongly agreed (B) Partially agreed (C) Indifferent (D) Strongly Disagreed (E) Film not viewed

Q5: On a scale of 1-10 How would you rate the fear factor of the character Agent Smith in 'The Matrix' as a trilogy? (1=Not threatening at all. 10=Incredibly threatening. N/A if you have not viewed the film.)

Q6: Would you say that Agent Smith is either more, less, or just as threatening in 'The Matrix Revolutions'?
(A) More threatening (B) Less threatening (C) Just as threatening (D) Film not viewed

Q7: Would you say that the true villains in 'The Matrix' as a trilogy are the Machines, Agent Smith, or the humans?
(A) The Machines (B) Agent Smith (C) The humans (D) More than one of these (Please specify) (E) Film not viewed

Q8: Upon viewing '2001: A Space Odyssey' for the first time, did you think of the HAL 9000 as a good idea or a bad idea when considering its possible functionalities in real life?
(A) Good idea (B) Bad idea (C) Indifferent (D) Film not viewed

Q9: Upon viewing '2001: A Space Odyssey' for the first time, did you find yourself supporting the crew's decision to deactivate HAL when the decision was first made?
(A) Yes (B) No (C) Uncertain (D) Film not viewed

Q10: Upon viewing '2001: A Space Odyssey' for the first time, did you find yourself having any remorse at all for HAL upon his deactivation?
(A) Yes (B) No (C) Uncertain (D) Film not viewed

Q11: Would you say you have mostly positive or negative thoughts toward the current advancements in A.I nowadays?
(A) Mostly positive (B) Mostly negative (C) Indifferent

Q12: Would you say that your views were in any way influenced by the way films such as 'I, Robot, The Matrix, and 2001: A Space Odyssey' (If your answer is "Yes" please specify at least one particular sci-fi film that you'd say influenced your views.)
(A) Yes (B) No

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions of your own as to the nature of the research project then feel free to ask. This will last for about a month at the most and I would appreciate it if discussion was kept focused on the questions. Thanks again!