ma 12 jun - 2023 maandag 12 juni 2023

Film & the Future | HER

De voertaal van dit programma is Engels.

Film & the Future is a coproduction by Podium, the cultural student platform of HU, and Hoogt on Tour. In this series of events, we have a closer look at the rapid developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and how these might affect our (future) everyday life. This edition, we watch the film Her.

“The unique world of the future he (Spike Jonze) creates, the current themes, the quirky humor, the dreamy images, the soundtrack of Arcade Fire – together it creates an unforgettable experience.” – ★★★★★ VPRO

Her

What if in the future computers are so smart that you can have a human relationship with them? In the original and award-winning love story Her (2013) by renowned director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovic, Adaptation.) we explore the evolving nature – and risks – of intimacy in the modern world.

Los Angeles, 2025. The introverted Theodore Twombly earns his living by writing personal letters for other people. Meanwhile, he tries to get over his divorce with his wife Catherine. One day, Theodore becomes intrigued by a sophisticated computer system, which forms its own identity based on the user’s preferences. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

Her investigates the role artificial Intelligence (AI) can have in our future personal (love) lives. Can you fall in love with an entity that does not have a physical body? Can an operating system actually love you back? Join us for the movie and share your thoughts about these topics during the aftertalk!

Aftertalk with expert guest Stefan Leijnen

After the movie, we will host an interview with Dr. Stefan Leijnen. Stefan is a professor at the lectorate of Artificial Intelligence at the HU. He researches the applications and boundaries of AI and focuses on human values within his research. Can AI be transparent? Is AI to be trusted? How creative is AI? And does AI have autonomy? Not only do these questions rise in his research, but after watching Her you will want to know the answer!

About Film & the Future

Film & the Future is a coproduction by Podium and Hoogt on Tour. In this series of events, we have a closer look at the rapid developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and how these might affect our (future) everyday life. After the screening, we host an aftertalk with an expert guest to open the conversation about the film. What does it show us, and what can we learn from it? What might our lives look like in the future and which role will AI play in them?

Practical information

The primary language at this event will be English.

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