More Human than Human

Tommy Pallotta & Femke Woltin, with Madeline Gannon, Dan Moore and Kyle McDonald (2018)

“More Human Than Human”, a film by Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting, explores what it means to live in the age of intelligent machines.

In this personal, playful and at times dramatic quest, Pallotta finds out how much of his creativity and human values are at stake as he builds his own robotic camera system— at the STUDIO, in collaboration with Madeline Gannon, Dan Moore and Kyle McDonald— to replace himself as a filmmaker. More than just an exposé on the pros and cons of new technology, the filmmaker’s journey takes him to the world’s leading AI experts and robot pioneers confronting them with existential questions such as: will AI, infinitely smarter, interconnected and possibly self-aware, render humanity obsolete? The movie premiered at the SXSW Film Festival.