Melbourne Design Week Film Festival: iHuman Past Event
Dir: Tonje Hessen Schei / 2019 / 99mins / Norway
Official Section: IDFA
A.I. and machine learning is a world filled with speculation, expectation and question. Much of it rests on thinking about our own human frailties of abuse, power, control and greed and our own expectation of what these machines could and should do.
This great looking documentary explores what some of its protagonists at the front of AI cite as a new form of life emerging. These engineers, roboticists, philosophers and designers all agree that discussions around the area is just about one of the most important of our time – it may be the greatest thing to happen to us or our biggest mistake.
Through the views and voices of these expertise and thinkers, iHuman presents a powerful examination of where AI is heading, who may be doing the steering and why. Along the way it presents some simply jaw-dropping real-world examples of capability and use being acquired by militaries, governments, corporations and tech companies.
Melbourne Design Week Film Festival curated by Richard Sowada