Pre movie quiz


901 Ex Machina (28pts)

  • Write all answers in your bound journal
  • Make it NEAT and in COMPLETE SENTENCES, and clearly number the questions you are answering.
  • Develop your thought, and be ready to share your answer in class.
  • -2pt if you do not title and date the entry
  • -1pt (per infraction) if you do not clearly number the questions for your responses
  1. Explain whether you agree or disagree with Nathan's statement "One day the AIs are going to look back on us the same way we look at fossil skeletons on the plains of Africa. An upright ape living in dust with crude language and tools, all set for extinction."
  2. Explain where Plato's allegory of the cave is used twice in the film.
  3. Do you think Nathan was cruel? or was he just a builder (explain your answer)?
  4. What was Nathan's ethical standing?
  5. In some of Nathan's videos, why were the previous AIs violent, or destroying themselves?
  6. Why did Nathan have to put his creations in glass boxes? Would they have behaved the same way if they weren't trapped (explain your answer)?
  7. Do you think Ava was true AI, or was she just programmed to behave as she did (explain your answer)?
  8. What is the Turing test, did Ava pass the test?
  9. What are your feelings on Caleb?
  10. Was Caleb a traitor against organic humanity for siding with Ava (explain your answer)?
  11. Explain how Ex Machina has similar themes in regard to Prometheus, and Blade Runner.
  12. Where do you think Ava would go after the busy intersection at the end of the movie (explain your answer)?
  13. What are Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics?
  14. Why do the three laws not work when creating an AI?