Documentaries  |  ,   |  February 1, 2019

Hi, AI: Love Stories From the Future

Documentary written and directed by Isabella Willinger.

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.

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. 

Official Trailer. Runtime 2 minutes.
Excerpt. Runtime 3 minutes.
Shift special on the film “Hi AI“

Humanoid robots with artificial intelligence are being designed to have personal relationships with humans. Is that possible? In this weeks edition of Shift we meet director Isa Willinger who looked for answers in her film “Hi AI“. Don't miss!

Posted by DW Digital on Monday, April 15, 2019
Interview with the Isabella Willinger. Runtime 12 minutes.