This year’s Oxfam report, Public good or private wealth?, is clear: with each year, the world is getting more and more unequal. There is a growing gap in social and technological areas. See how polarization is interpreted and shown by filmmakers.
Hi, AI (2019),director Isa Willinger, Germany, 88 min
Humanoid robots are like new creatures on our planet. They work at reception desks, in shopping malls or as chefs. And they are coming into our private lives… „With an A.I., you have to keep your sentences short and to the point.“ This piece of advice is given to Chuck as he’s picking up his new robot partner Harmony fresh from the factory. Together they go on a road trip through California. As it turns out at a second glancing, the sex robot Harmony likes books and can ad lib quote Ray Kurzweil. In Tokyo, Grandma Sakurai is introduced to the cute robot Pepper, a present from her son, so she has someone to keep her company. But soon Pepper turns out to be quite capricious, finding the old lady’s conversation topics of little interest. How will robots and artificial intelligence change our lives? What will we win, what will we lose? And, who will be the main protagonists of the future world? The documentary shows us tomorrow’s world today.