#HOTDOCS: “A.RTIFICIAL I.MMORTALITY”
By Justin Waldman
A.rtificial I.mmortality is incredibly interesting Documentary asking us the difficult questions of what if we could place our mind and moreover conscious in an AI program. While this has been explored throughout countless fictitious films, the Documentary scratches the surface of the science, moral questions, and real possibilities of artificial immortality. The Documentary features several interviews with Nick Bostrom, Douglas Rushkoff, Ben Goertzel, Deepak Chopra and Hiroshi Ishiguro. Deepak Chopra wants to become a new AI himself, similar to an Alexa or Siri , but provide his insight and therapeutic methods by AI.
While A.rtificial I.mmortality focuses on the science and real possibilities of AI, it just scratches the surface. It does not bog down in specifics or other realms of artificial immortality, which works as it asks the audience to explore further on their own volition. It gives a taste of what there is to discover, while providing enough context to satisfy those just wanting to have a bare bones understanding of the world of AI.