iHuman (film)

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Film poster
Directed byTonje Hessen Schei
Produced by
  • Sue Turley
  • Philippa Kowarsky
  • Annie Roney
  • Jonathan Borge Lie
  • Helle Faber
  • Christian Aune Falch
  • Torstein Parelius
  • Ingrid Galadriel
  • Aune Falch
  • Danielle Turkov
  • Up North Film AS
  • Made in Copenhagen
Release date
  • 23 November 2019 (2019-11-23) (IDFA)

iHuman is a documentary about artificial intelligence, social control and power.[1] The film shows how this technology is changing our lives, our society and our future. Such experts as Ilya Sutskever and Jürgen Schmidhuber give interviews about AI and how it is developed and implemented.[2] It also features the leading minds in the field Max Tegmark, Kara Swisher, Michal Kosinski, Stuart Russell, Ben Wizner, Hao Li, Ben Goertzel and Philip Alston.[1] The documentary features its own character representing AI that develops through the film. This character has an abstract VFX form done by Theodor Groeneboom. The constant surveillance through phones, internet, systems in society and through surveillance cameras is discussed as a topic crucial for development of AI. The question is posed, if we already are governed by algorithms that are created by big tech corporations, governments and the military industry. It mentions Palantir Technologies and Cambridge Analytica.

The film premiered at the 2019 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam on 23 November.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Documentary film iHUMAN". Norwegian Film Institute. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  2. ^ "iHuman / State of Affairs / Official Program / Programme / 2020 / ZAGREBDOX International documentary film festival". zagrebdox.net. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  3. ^ "'iHuman': IDFA Review". Screen. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  4. ^ "iHuman - IDFA". Retrieved 22 May 2020 – via www.idfa.nl.

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