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Moritz Reichartz questions the future of AI in his quirky film Hands Off

Inspired by Tim Urban’s text The AI revolution: The Road to Superintelligence motion designer and 3D artist Moritz Reichartz has created a surreal film titled Hands Off [AI]. The film is a collection of automated animations generated as part of his research for other projects over past year. The three-minute short sees a surreal and alien objects flail and wave around a series of unfamiliar landscapes to a haunting soundtrack. The animations were created without using keyframes, with the movement of the forms defined by the codes used to create them. It’s a compelling, unnerving and technically astute experiment that hints at what we might come to expect from the German artist.

“Maybe the outcomes of my visual experiment might be aesthetically appealing to some of us, so might AI,” says Moritz. “But what awaits us, once these automated creatures become self aware and procreate in an uncontrolled manner or overpower us in intelligence? Will you get scared?”

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Moritz Reichartz: Hands Off [AI]

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Moritz Reichartz: Hands Off [AI]

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Moritz Reichartz: Hands Off [AI]