More Human Than Human

More Human Than Human explores what it means to live in the age of intelligent machines. In this personal, playful and at times dramatic quest, the filmmaker finds out how much of his creativity and human values are at stake as he builds his own robot to replace himself as a filmmaker. More than just an exposé on the pros and cons of new technology, the filmmaker’s journey takes him to the world’s leading AI experts and robot pioneers confronting them with existential questions such as: will AI, infinitely smarter, interconnected and possibly self-aware, render humanity obsolete?

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Tommy Pallotta

Femke Wolting



Directors: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting
Producer: Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix, Tommy Pallotta
Cinematographer: Guido van Gennep
Editor: Chris van Oers
Music: Harry Waters
Principal Cast: Daniel H. Wilson, David Hanson, Garry Kasparov, Judith Newman, Richard Linklater, Justine Cassell, Nick Bostrom, Madeline Gannon, Kyle McDonald, Dan Moore
Additional Credits: Supervising editor: Simon Barker, Co-producer: Bart Van Langendonck


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Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, United States
Language: English
Runtime: 78:41 mins