With “Hi, Ai meets iRights.Lab Berlin” a multifaceted evening took place at the cinema Eva-Lichtspiele, with iRights.Lab participating as a cooperation partner.
The evening featured a screening of the film Hi, Ai, which has been nominated for a 2019 Deutscher Filmpreis. It deals with the question of humanoid robots as a new form of life in our society, focussing on human interpersonal relationships and the effects thatartificial beings have on them.
Following the 80-minute screening, Sina Kraushaar from Kloos & Co. Media and producer Stefan Kloos discussed the contents of the film with expert Michael Puntschuh from the iRights.Lab team. Questions from the audience were also answered.
Puntschuh stressed that the discussion surrounding robot rights runs the risk of distracting from the true source of responsibility: robots and AI are, after all, made by people, and responsibility must not be shifted onto them.
Moreover, robots and AI are not in a position to make moral decisions themselves. However, their use nevertheless has ethical implications. The question is, What kind of society do we want to live in the future? Therefore, we should all be talking about what framework and limits we wish to impose on the application of robotics and AI.
The evening ended with a lively discussion with the audience in the mainauditorium. Audience members were particularly interested in the ethical dimension of the use of robots and artificial intelligence, as well as posing questions about the film and its background.
All information about the film can be found here.