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The Night of Ideas
What do machines teach us about our humanity?

Centre Culturel Canadien
January 30th, 2020 18:00 - 23:30

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For its second participation at the Nuit des Idées (Night of Ideas), the Canadian Cultural Center in Paris invites you to an evening that combines reflections, discussions, artistic performances and cinema.

Our multisensory program will allow us to explore the theme of human-machine interaction. What do machines teach us about our humanity, our needs, our desires, our relationship to duration and presence, our place in nature?

The evening will begin with a dialogical journey, led by Dominique Moulon and Alain Thibault, who will reveal how digital artists, whose works form the exhibition: Human Learning: What machines teach us, raise this issue within their various practices.

A performance of musical artist Ben Shemie will follow. His enigmatic music, qualified by Les Inrockuptibles as “retro-futurist alien-looking”, will lead us to the round table on the ethical issues of artificial intelligence: the problems, the difficulties, even the pitfalls of using AI in the service of humans. The round table will be concluded by a new performance of Ben Shemie.

This Night of Ideas will end with the presentation of the magnificent documentary Métamorphose from Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper. Releasing a flood of dazzling images, Métamorphose bridges the gap between the present and the future to offer humanity and the world a new, bold vision.


Centre Culturel Canadien
130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

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