AI – The Last Invention

Let’s imagine a future where we build artificial brains that expand our capabilities and make us more powerful than ever before. A superintelligence that is smarter than us. Artificial intelligence is already in cars, smartphones and machines today. But what will the future look like with artificial intelligence? Researchers see enormous opportunities in the new technology – but also risks. After all, an artificial intelligence that is smarter than we are would be almost impossible to control. The docufiction “AI – the last invention” weaves the researchers’ considerations into the fictional story of an ambitious AI scientist who tries to save her father’s life with the help of a superintelligence. The result is a vision of the future that explores one of humanity’s fundamental questions: Would we be prepared to give up the crown of creation?


WRITER: Florian Hanig, Tamar Baumgarten, Christian Twente     DIRECTOR: Christian Twente     CAST: Lisa Bitter (Vida), Daniel Donskoy (Tom), Halima Ilter (Mari), Thomas Heinze (Prof. Mark Reinhard) i.a.     CAMERA: Martin Christ     EDITOR: Ramin Sabeti     MUSIC: Rudi Moser     CGI: Scope     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Friederike Haedecke (ZDF), Johannes Geiger (ZDF), Martin R. Neumann (ZDF)