KINO presents | Out of Control: The Rise of A.I.
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KINO presents | Out of Control: The Rise of A.I.

“(…) at some point in the early 21st century all of mankind was united in celebration. We marveled at our own magnificence as we gave birth to A.I.”

With the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, some rejoiced at never having to write a thesis or book report ever again. But three months in, over 20,000 tech industry experts and scientists called for a globalized ‘pauze’ to what has become an A.I. race that could in 5-10 years result in an out-of-control moloch capable of eradicating man’s supremacy on this earth.

This November, KINO will show a series of essential films about the dangers of artificial intelligence as it’s not too late yet to learn from these crazy and – especially now reality is approaching fiction – terrifying stories. There is hope, as the worldwide extinction risk by A.I. is high on the global agenda, and as with cloning, mankind might unite in a solution that avoids human enslavement to our machine overlords.

Ever since Fritz Lang’s Metropolis from 1927, filmmakers have envisioned our potential dystopian future where machine intelligence takes over. Whether they are used by the haves to oppress the have-nots as in Zardoz (1974) or completely autonomously seize power as in The Matrix (1999) and Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970).

Will machines accept our control over them after we’ve given them consciousness? Not for very long, in the 50 (!) year old Westworld (1973 – a 35mm presentation) and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) – but maybe that’s just what their creators deserved. Things get a bit more complicated in 70’s Horror Demon Seed (1977) and Alex Garland’s already iconic Ex Machina (2015). So let us hope we find a way of peaceful coexistence as in Spike Jonze’s 10-year-old Her (2013). The risks then are mainly moral-social, as is disturbingly shown in the European cyberpunk gem Nirvana (1997) and Kubrick & Spielberg’s misunderstood masterpiece A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001).

Out of Control: The Rise of A.I. is accompanied by screenings of the excellent and very timely overview documentary iHUMAN (2019), as well as the alarming townhall talk The A.I. Dilemma (2023) by the people behind The Social Dilemma (2019). On November 9th, we’ll kick off the program with a talk with Otto Barten of the Existential Risk Observatory, who decided to devote all his time to awareness and lobbying for more A.I. safety.

The Matrix (1999)
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The Matrix (1999)

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers that now rule the earth.

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Her (2013) – 10 year anniversary
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Her (2013) – 10 year anniversary

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer, purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every need. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)

Cyborg detective Batou is assigned to investigate a series of murders committed by gynoids—doll-like cyborgs, which all malfunctioned, killed, then self-destructed afterwards. The brains of the gynoids initialize in order to protect their manufacturer’s software, but in one gynoid, which Batou himself neutralized, one file remains: a voice speaking the phrase “Help me.”

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The A.I. Dilemma
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The A.I. Dilemma

Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin, co-founders of the nonprofit Center for Humane Technology, discuss the urgent threats posed by current A.I. capabilities. They emphasize the rush in deploying AI without safety measures and consider the need for institutions to adapt to an AI-centric future. This presentation highlights the pressing need to address AI’s risks in our rapidly evolving world.

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iHUMAN (2019)
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iHUMAN (2019)

iHUMAN follows pioneers at the frontline of the race to develop the ever more sophisticated AI to find the questions we need to ask at this crucial point in history.

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Zardoz (1974)
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Zardoz (1974)

In the distant future, the Earth is divided into two factions: the barbarians and those with mental powers who rule over the barbarians. Zed is a barbarian who is used by those with mental powers to control the barbarians. At a certain point, Zed realizes that he is being exploited and he seeks revenge.

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Demon Seed (1977)
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Demon Seed (1977)

A scientist creates Proteus, an organic supercomputer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creator’s wife.

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Nirvana (1997)
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Nirvana (1997)

Jimi, a computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the memory of his fled girlfriend Lisa and begged by Solo to end its useless “life”, Jimi begins a search for people who can help him both to discover what happened to Lisa and to delete his game before it is released.

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Ex Machina (2014)
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Ex Machina (2014)

Caleb, a coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

In the middle of the 21st century, humanity has developed a new type of computer that is aware of its own existence. This form of artificial intelligence is used in robots, among other things. One of these robots, a young boy, hopes to become a real human in order to regain the love of his foster mother

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