iHuman

  • Tonje Hessen Schei
  • Norway, Denmark
  • 2019
  • 99 min
  • World Premiere
  • Frontlight
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One of the major challenges of our times is how the global community is going to deal with artificial intelligence (AI). Who will control this technology? Has the train left the station, never to be stopped? What sort of society do we want to create and live in? Who knows the destination we are heading to?

With great access to influential voices on this subject, iHuman presents a wide range of views, from tech optimism in Jurgen Schmidhuber “the father of AI,” to more cautious voices like technology journalist Kara Swisher and human rights lawyer Philip Alston. Animated computer graphics visualize a polymorphous, self-developing structure with ever-greater autonomy guiding us forward.

AI can infinitely increase our potential for great good but it is already capable of contributing towards total surveillance states and a distortion of truth. AI development is hurtling forward with tech companies affiliated to the defence industry and algorithms in law enforcement enhancing existing biases. Will we allow the use of such powerful technology to open an unchecked Pandora’s Box dictating our future?

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Sat 23 November - 18:15 - 20:19
Munt 11
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iHuman (iHuman + Doc Talk)
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Followed by an interview with the director, Ben Wizner and Edward Snowden (through Skype).

Sun 24 November - 10:00 - 12:14
Tuschinski 1
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Tue 26 November - 13:30 - 15:29
Eye Cinema 1
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iHuman (Press & Industry Screening: iHuman)
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Tue 26 November - 15:30 - 17:12
Tuschinski 3PassholdersIndustry

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Fri 29 November - 11:45 - 13:29
Eye Cinema 1
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Followed by a panel discussion on the rise and risks of artificial intelligence.

Sat 30 November - 14:45 - 16:29
Pakhuis de Zwijger
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Credits

  • 99 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: English, Chinese
  • Subtitles in: English
Director
Tonje Hessen Schei
Production
Jonathan Borge Lie for UpNorth Film
Co-production
Made in Copenhagen, Think-Film Impact Production
Cinematography
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Animation
Theodor Groeneboom
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