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Director DANIEL M. FREED (US 2023) 51 min

Inspired by concerns about AI’s potential threat, filmmaker Daniel Freed sets out to prevent a human-machine conflict, using AI to build his defense. Through a hybrid-documentary approach, we follow Freed’s interactions with the Google chatbot formerly known as “Bard” (now called Gemini), here portrayed at its own request as a furry blue Muppet-like creature. With Bard always ready with helpful suggestions to build and finance Freed’s anti-AI army, such as baking and selling ‘We Will Not Be Replaced’ cakes, the film invites viewers to ponder the evolving relationship between humanity and technology.

IN PERSON: Director DANIEL M. FREED, Cinematographer BRENDAN HUBBARD, Editor JOSHUA BOWEN

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DIRECTOR

Former Bay Area resident DANIEL FREED worked for 12 years as a producer of CNBC’s American Greed and is the co-author of Call Me Commander: A Former Intelligence Officer and the Journalists Who Uncovered His Scheme to Fleece America. Having started his career at the Point Reyes Light, Freed has written and produced work for PBS, Current TV, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

FILM INFO

COUNTRY:US
YEAR:2023
RUNNING TIME:51 min
LANGUAGE:English
DIRECTOR:Daniel M. Freed
WRITER:Daniel M. Freed
PRODUCER:Daniel M. Freed
CINEMATOGRAPHER:Brendan Hubbard
EDITOR:Joshua Bowen
NOTE WRITER:Michelle Svenson

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