Presented by: the Goethe-Institut and RMIT’s Social Innovation Hub

HI, A.I.
2019 | 88 min | GERMANY
Directed by: Isa Willinger
Victorian Premiere

A funny and fascinating exploration of our relationship with a rapidly developing technology, Hi AI asks: How will artificial intelligence impact our most personal and intimate lives, what will we win and what will we lose, and what will this seemingly unimaginable world of the future look like?

Humanoid robots are the new creatures on our planet. They work at the reception, in shopping malls or as chefs, and they already have relationships with people.

Hi AI follows Chuck, a Californian searching for love and happiness, as he picks up his new companion robot Harmony and embarks on a road trip through the United States unlike anything we have ever seen.  

At the other end of the world, in Tokyo, grandma Sakurai receives the cute robot, Pepper, from her son. But Pepper turns out to be a rogue, with grandmother’s topics of conversation of little interest to her new robot friend. Pepper prefers to flirt with other members of the family.

While Harmony and Chuck search for love, and Pepper and Grandma kill time, the question increasingly arises: how will we live with artificial intelligence? What will we win, what will we lose? And who are the main characters of this beautiful, new world?

*This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.