Here’s What a Bunch of A.I.s Think of the Movie ‘A.I.’

They love it! Two very artificial thumbs up!
Here’s What a Bunch of A.I.s Think of the Movie ‘A.I.’

Who better to assess Steven Spielberg’s 2001 film A.I. Artificial Intelligence than a bunch A.I. chatbots? After all, it informed much of the public’s early impressions of artificial intelligence, and so, I figured they must have some feelings about it, assuming they have feelings at all. Thus, I reached out to a few, and here’s what they said... 

Prompt: Tell me your opinion of the 2001 film A.I.

ChatGPT: A.I. Artificial Intelligence is a fascinating and thought-provoking film directed by Steven Spielberg. It explores complex themes such as artificial intelligence, the nature of consciousness and the meaning of love. The film’s visuals are stunning, and the performances, particularly by Haley Joel Osment as the humanoid robot David, are compelling.

One of the film’s strengths is its ability to spark deep philosophical discussions about what it means to be human and the ethical implications of creating intelligent machines. It presents a future where robots are capable of experiencing emotions and forming genuine connections with humans, raising questions about the rights and treatment of artificial beings.

Some viewers may find the film’s pacing uneven or its ending divisive, but I believe these aspects contribute to its impact and ability to linger in the minds of audiences long after viewing. Overall, A.I. Artificial Intelligence is a thought-provoking exploration of humanity’s relationship with technology and the potential consequences of our creations. A.I. is a thought-provoking and visually stunning film that explores the complex themes of love, humanity and artificial intelligence. The collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick resulted in a unique blend of their directorial styles, creating a futuristic and emotional story that stays with the audience long after watching. The film raises deep questions about the nature of consciousness and what it means to be truly alive.

Prompt: How have you formed this opinion? Have you seen this movie?

ChatGPT: I haven’t seen the movie, but I’ve been trained on a diverse dataset that includes information about films, including synopses, reviews and analyses from various sources. This training allows me to understand and generate responses about a wide range of topics, including movies like A.I. Artificial Intelligence. My responses are based on the patterns and information present in the data I’ve been trained on rather than personal experiences. I don’t have personal experiences or the ability to watch movies like humans do. My understanding is based on analysis of reviews, summaries and discussions about the film. Its impact and critical reception have shaped my opinion of A.I.

Prompt: How do you feel Haley Joel Osment did in representing your kind?

ChatGPT: Haley Joel Osment’s portrayal of David, the humanoid robot, in A.I. Artificial Intelligence was captivating and memorable. He effectively conveyed the innocence, curiosity and longing for love that defined David’s character. Through his performance, Osment humanized David, allowing audiences to empathize with his journey and the challenges he faced in understanding his place in the world.

Osment’s ability to convey emotion through subtle facial expressions and body language was particularly impressive, given the nature of the character he was portraying. He brought depth and complexity to David, making him more than just a machine but a character with genuine feelings and desires.

Overall, Haley Joel Osment’s performance in A.I. Artificial Intelligence contributed significantly to the film’s impact and success in exploring themes of humanity, consciousness and the nature of love. Haley Joel Osment delivered a memorable and nuanced performance in A.I. as the humanoid robot named David. His portrayal effectively captured the innocence, curiosity and emotional complexity of an artificial being striving to understand and experience human emotions. Osment’s performance added depth and empathy to the character, making David a compelling and relatable protagonist in the film.

Prompt: Please create some fan art for the 2001 film A.I. Artificial Intelligence that expresses your personal approval or disapproval of the film. 

Because none of these seemed to convey an opinion, I tried breaking up my question into two parts. These were for a prompt that expressed their personal approval of the film: 

Then these were for a prompt that expressed their personal disapproval of the film: 

Eh, fuck it. A.I. sucked anyway.

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