Science Film Festival

Technology Award

Title: Evolving AI: Blessing or Curse?

Director: Akihiko Nakai, Kei Uematsu
Produced by: NHK
Country: Japan
Year: 2016
Running Time: 49 Minutes

Winner 2017: Evolving AI: Blessing or Curse?

In spring, 2016, Google's artificial intelligence beat a South Korean world champion in the strategic board game of Go, considered to be one of the most complex games ever invented. “Evolving AI: Blessing or Curse?” features a rare extended interview with the developer of Google's DeepMind AlphaGo program, Demis Hassabis, who surprisingly reveals he included human-like intuition and creativity in the AI. The film is an outstanding exploration of current technological and philosophical issues at the frontiers of artificial intelligence research. The film shows what machines can do to add value to our lives but also looks at what could go wrong if A.I makes strange decisions.