iRights.Lab is coop­er­a­tion part­ner of Hi, Ai

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.