Hi, AI


Scotiabank Theatre 4 Mon, Apr 29, 2019 8:45 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 3 Tue, Apr 30, 2019 12:00 PM
TIFF Lightbox 2 Sat, May 4, 2019 6:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Germany
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Technology & Culture
Science & Technology
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Isa Willinger
Producer(s):Stefan Kloos
Editor(s):Stephan Krumbiegel
Olaf Voigtlaender
Writer(s):Isa Willinger
Cinematography:Julian Krubasik
Composer:Ralf Pilgram
Sound:Clemens Becker
Tim Hofer
Philipp Sellier
Yoshitake Hashimoto


As the field of robotics evolves at an unprecedented rate, humans are becoming more and more exposed to artificial intelligence in their daily lives. Technology has changed the shape of how we interact with one another on both personal and global levels. These relationships are explored through the perspectives of two people who have incorporated AI into their own lives: Chuck, an isolated man who strikes up soul-searching conversations with his female companion robot on a road trip, and Grandma Sakurai, who gets an in-house acquaintance in the form of a custom-built robot from her son. Their stories showcase the new forms of relationships between humankind and artificial intelligence, tipping the scales in both fascinating and frustrating ways. Told through a hauntingly beautiful lens, Hi, AI is a stunning meditation on our connection with technology and a glimpse into what our collective future may become. Gabor Pertic

World Showcase program sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

Additional Information

  • NOW - 4 Stars, "Fascinating."