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IDFA - iHuman

Tonje Hessen Schei / NO, DK, 2019 / 99 min.

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?

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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 “tech” 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?



Tonje Hessen Schei

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99 min.


English, Chinese



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