August 17th, 2023 by

On Monday August 21st at 5pm CET, 4pm UK, 11 am EST, 8am PST, 7pm Dubai, 8.30 pm India… my new film LookUpNow will premiere here on Youtube.

We will watch the film together and answer questions on Youtube as well as on LinkedIn (just click to sign up). The film is 24 minutes long, and afterwards we will be switching to Zoom for a live discussion and debate.  You can sign up at here; registration is required and this is an invite-only session that will also livestream on YT. We may bring you into the stream, or not:)


— About the premiere and the film —-

Join me and Emmy-award-winning Director Chris Sean Nolan for the exclusive premiere of this exciting new docu-fiction film on AI and the future of humanity: LookUpNow. LuN is a thoughtful and riveting 24-minute film featuring Futurist Gerd Leonhard as host, guide and narrator, directed by Emmy-award winning producer Christopher Sean Nolan. It is the first episode in a series of films on AI and the future of humanity currently being developed by Gerd and Chris. In the film, Gerd proposes that we should embrace AI and harness its positive potentials while at the same time we must consider and address its negative side-effects and unintended externalities. We must use AI as a powerful tool but not let it become a purpose on its own. AI should be used to help us to bring about what Gerd calls #thegoodfuture, not to replace humans, or to whittle away what makes us human, or to enable a synthetic, machine-led society. LuN explains why we should welcome smart machines but not seek to build generally intelligent artificial entities (AGIs) – because with digital intelligences, it’s competence that matters, not consciousness (quoting Professor Stuart Russell).

Some screenshots are here on Flickr.)



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