Streamed online between May 6 and May 28, 2021

iHuman is a documentary about artificial intelligence, social control and power. The film shows how this technology is changing our lives, our society and our future. Such experts as Ilya Sutskever and Jürgen Schmidhuber give interviews about AI and how it is developed and implemented.

In English and Cantonese with English subtitles.

One of the major challenges of our times is how the global community is going to deal with artificial intelligence (AI). Who will control this technology? Has the train left the station, never to be stopped? What sort of society do we want to create and live in? Who knows the destination we are heading to?

With great access to influential voices on this subject, iHuman presents a wide range of views, from tech optimism in Jurgen Schmidhuber “the father of AI,” to more cautious voices like technology journalist Kara Swisher and human rights lawyer Philip Alston. Animated computer graphics visualize a polymorphous, self-developing structure with ever-greater autonomy guiding us forward.

AI can infinitely increase our potential for great good but it is already capable of contributing towards total surveillance states and a distortion of truth. AI development is hurtling forward with tech companies affiliated to the defence industry and algorithms in law enforcement enhancing existing biases. Will we allow the use of such powerful technology to open an unchecked Pandora’s Box dictating our future? - Intl Documentary Festival Amsterdam


Rent this film for $9.99

From your date of purchase, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 5 days to finish watching. 

A portion of your fees comes back to support the Yukon Film Society.


Click here

Follow us on social media

YFS Annual Supporters

Canada Council for the ArtsGovernment of YukonLotteries YukonCIty of Whitehorse