A.rtificial I.mmortality

16 September 2021


Brief Synopsis:

If you were able to create an immortal version of yourself, would you? This film explores the latest advancements in AI, robotics and biotech with visionaries who argue for a new age of post-biological life. As scientists point us toward a world where humans and machines merge, we have to ask ourselves will AI be the best, or the last thing we ever do?
Featuring Nick Bostrom, author of Superintelligence; Japanese roboticist, Hiroshi Ishiguro; Douglas Rushkoff, author of Team Human; Ben Goertzel, founder of Singularity.net; and Deepak Chopra, who is creating his own A.I. mind twin.


Directed by: Ann Shin
Production: Fathom Film Group Ltd.
Producer: Erica Leendertse, Hannah Donegan
Editing: Steve Taylor, Geoff Matheson, Shannon Kennedy
Cinematography: Iris Ng, Stephen Chung
Running time: 74’
Country: Canada
Year: 2021
Contacts: Hannah Donegan | hannah@fathomfilm.ca
Mandy Kane | mandy@fathomfilm.ca

Director’s note:

A few years ago, I realized my father was losing his memory. I started wondering what it is that makes you, you. I spoke with a transhumanist friend who claims our personality, our intuition, our soul, are not only quantifiable, but replicable, and that scientists and thinkers are working to do that. The conversation spurred me to make A.rtificial I.mmortality, where I discovered astonishing things including: 3D mindclone avatars, brain organoids being grown in petri dishes, and android robots who talk about the beauty they see in the universe.