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Monday, November 25 • 13:30 - 14:45
Film - iHUMAN: Artificial Intelligence & Facing a New World Order

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Session organized by Think-Film Impact Production

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?


Ben Wizner

Features in the iHUMAN film, Edward Snowden's attorney American lawyer, writer, and civil liberties advocate with the American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union
Ben Wizner (@benwizner) is the Director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. For nearly fifteen years, he has worked at the intersection of civil liberties and national security, litigating numerous cases involving airport security policies, government watch lists... Read More →
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Tonje Hessen Schei

iHUMAN Film Director, UpNorth Film
Tonje is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has worked with independent documentary production since 1996. Her films mainly focus on human rights, the environment and the changing relationship between man and machine.Tonje is the director of iHuman, a political thriller about... Read More →
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Danielle Turkov

iHUMAN Co-producer and Impact Producer, Think-Film Impact Production
Danielle is leading the global impact strategy for iHUMAN and has run successful film advocacy campaigns for numerous award-winning documentary and feature films. Her vision and work have led to world changing action and provided insight for greater social impact amongst the highest-level... Read More →
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Vincent Defourny

Director Geneva Liaison Office, UNESCO

Monday November 25, 2019 13:30 - 14:45 CET