iHuman review: Should we be afraid of a world run by AI?

Documentary iHuman is thoroughly committed to an apocalyptic view of society in which we are in thrall to artificially intelligent machines. That is its strength – and its weakness, says Simon Ings

Humans 6 January 2021


Tonje Hessen Schei

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When a ship’s artificial brain fails, its crew must rebuild it from scraps in this techno-theological thriller by the author of Dune.

IN 2010, she made Play Again, a film about digital media addiction among children. In 2014, she won awards for Drone, which explored the CIA’s secret role in drone warfare. Now, with iHuman, Norwegian documentary-maker Tonje Hessen Schei tackles – well, what, exactly?

iHuman is a weird, portmanteau diatribe against computation – specifically, the branch of it that allows machines …

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