• Documentary
  • 3 episodes

Every advance in artificial intelligence (AI) raises new ethical and existential questions. As he initiates the creation of his digital twin, journalist and host Matthieu Dugal explores the present and future of AI and its impact on humanity. His undertaking is chronicled in the new original documentary series IA : Être ou ne pas être (AI: To Be or Not to Be) divided into three episodes premiering on ICI TÉLÉ's Doc humanité, Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. from July 23 to August 6, 2022.

Covering topics ranging from ethics to the technology (r)evolution, this documentary series tries to find the boundary between humans and machines. In doing so, it follows the development of Matthieu Dugal's avatar on a parallel track with the course of human life. During this journey, Matthieu meets with leading figures in the IA world, including scientists, philosophers, physicians, psychologists, researchers, humanoid creators and even transhumanists — as well as critics — in order to better understand the exponential evolution of IA and its implications for our daily lives.

Episode 1 La jeunesse : L'âge de l'apprentissage (Youth: The Age of Learning) (July 23)
Episode 2 | L'adulte : L'âge de raison (Adulthood: The Age of Reason) (July 30)
Episode 3| La maturité : l'âge de la sagesse et des désillusions (Maturity: The Age of Wisdom and Disillusionment (August 6)

Complementary digital content
As a complement to the documentary series, exclusive content is being offered online, including videos about AI hosted by Matthieu Dugal together with his digital twin. Among the questions asked will be the role of AI in education, the state of facial recognition in Canada, and the possibility of AI eventually taking over our jobs.

Everything is available at Radio-Canada.ca/serieIA

Original Concept: Patrick Fauquembergue
Script: Pascal Henrard
Director: Vali Fugulin
Line Producer: Amélie Vachon
Producers: Patrick Fauquembergue and Daniel Morin
Digital Twin Creator: Olivier Blais
Production Co.: Magasin Général

Read the exclusive interview How AI is disrupting the world of advertising and marketing?


Summer 2022


Premiering on Doc humanité
E1 July 23 at 10:30 p.m.
E2 July 30 at 10:30 p.m.
E3 August 6 at 10:30 p.m.


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