Bard College Berlin Presents
Thursday, March 26, 2020

“Hi, AI”

Remote event

Conversation and Q&A with director Isa Willinger

"Willinger’s film says more about humans than it does about robots." -Point of View Magazine

On Thursday, March 26, from 2:00pm, Bard College Berlin is delighted to host German director and writer Isa Willinger for a conversation and Q&A on her documentary about identity and self-expression in the age of humanoid artificial intelligence “Hi, AI” (Germany, 2019, 90’). 

About "Hi, AI":
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. In Tokyo, Grandma Sakurai is introduced to the cute robot Pepper, a present from her son, so she has someone to keep her company. While Harmony and Chuck are searching for love, and Pepper and Grandma are killing time, pressing questions arise: 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.

Isa Willinger is a documentary film director. She studied directing at the University of Film and Television in Munich. She also holds a Master’s degree in Slavic Studies, North American Studies and Sociology. Isa has been awarded scholarships by the Fulbright Foundation, the DAAD, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the German Bundestag and the American Congress. As a filmmaker, Isa is interested in social changes and in the history of human ideas. She has contributed to film magazine Revolver and she is the author of a book on the films of Kira Muratova.

The event takes place in connection to the course Freedom of Expression taught by Michael Weinman

Date & time: Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 2:00 to 3:30pm CET
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Image on poster: copyrighted film still

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Location: Remote event

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