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DIRECTORS: Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting

WITH: Will Jackson, Daniel H. Wilson, Garry Kasparov, Nick Bostrom and others

Stephen Hawking has warned that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence will be “either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity”. More Human Than Human explores the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and its effects on our lives. Once the realm of science fiction and futurist visions, it is now an inescapable part of our reality, with self-driving cars, autonomous drones seeking their next target or government agencies mining our personal data. Increasingly, we expect machines to know what we want and understand us when we talk - just ask Siri. In this personal, playful and at times dramatic investigation, director Tommy Pallotta finds out to what extent his own creativity and human values are at stake as he builds his own robot to replace himself as a filmmaker. Will artificial intelligence be infinitely smarter, more interconnected and self-aware, rendering humanity obsolete?

The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge and the Eastern region but also throughout the UK.