“iHuman” til IDFA

iHuman er valgt ut til verdens største festival for dokumentarfilm, IDFA, i sideprogrammet Frontlight.

IHuman får sin verdenspremiere i november, på IDFA, Amsterdam. Filmen har blitt plukket ut til sideprogrammet Frontlight, en seksjon som i følge festivalen består av ”hard-hitting films that interrogate power, seek truth, and urge us to stand in solidarity with the world’s vulnerable people,” 

IHuman har vært gjenstand for mye oppmerksomhet lenge før premieren, blant annet på filmfestivalene i Berlin og Cannes, hvor filmens regissør Tonje Hessen Schei har fått anledning til å presentere filmen og delta i debatter.

Filmen er en politisk thriller, som tar for seg AI og maktforholdene bak. 

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?

iHuman produseres av UpNorth, ved produsent Jonathan Borge Lie. Dato for norsk kinopremiere er ennå ikke kjent.