Discussion for schools: Where will artificial intelligence lead us?

Discussioin for schools: Where will artificial intelligence lead us? after the film “More Human Than Human” by Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting
In Polish only
Partner: „Jutronauci” („Gazeta Wyborcza”)

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The debate on artificial intelligence was reduced to discussing amusing, cartoonish gadgets. Humankind keeps trying to build beings similar to itself without understanding the essence of humanity. Our perception of AI was skewed by the vision of Terminator trying to destroy all human life – even though the real risk for humans lies elsewhere and draws ever nearer. The most powerful artificial intelligence is a white screen with the Google logo and a blinking text input area. Artificial intelligence isn’t grown by adding lines of increasingly complex code, but by adopting computer-based rules of behavior in our daily life. In other words: instead of computers becoming more humanlike, humans are becoming more computer-like. Are we doomed to this course of evolution? Does the fundamental cyborg aspect of the human identity – living beings combined with inanimate tools – force us into a symbiotic relationship with algorithms?

Mariusz Kania – journalist with Gazeta Wyborcza and the Jutronauci magazine.
Michał Marczak – director and cinematographer. His latest movie, All These Sleepless Nights, won the directing award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Marczak is currently working on a science fiction movie featuring artificial intelligence and its relationship with humankind.