January 15, 2019, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The USC School of Cinematic Arts, AI LA (Artificial Intelligence Los Angeles), ro*co films, and Papercut Films, invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of

Do You Trust This Computer?

Directed by Chris Paine
Written by Mark Monroe
Produced by Alyx Asakawa, Jessie Deeter, and Tiffany Asakawa

Followed by a Q&A with Chris Paine

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007




About Do You Trust This Computer?

Science fiction has long anticipated the rise of machine intelligence. Today, a new generation of self-learning computers has begun to reshape every aspect of our lives. Incomprehensible amounts of data are being created, interpreted, and fed back to us in a tsunami of apps, personal assistants, smart devices, and targeted advertisements. Virtually every industry on earth is experiencing this transformation, from job automation, to medical diagnostics, even military operations. Do You Trust This Computer? explores the promises and perils of our new era. Will A.I. usher in an age of unprecedented potential, or prove to be our final invention?

Provided courtesy of ro*co films and Papercut Films. Not rated. Running time: 78 minutes.

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About the Guest

CHRIS PAINE (Director)

Chris Paine is a writer & director best known for his award-winning documentaries Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006), and its sequel Revenge of the Electric Car (2011). His films as executive producer include Bikes vs Cars (2015), Charge (2011), Faster (2003), and No Maps for These Territories (2001) about futurist William Gibson. Paine serves on the board of directors for Friends of the Earth and is an alumni of Impro Theater. Chris was raised in Silicon Valley, studied in New York, and lives in Los Angeles.

About AI LA (Artificial Intelligence Los Angeles)

AI LA is a community of today's most curious minds focused on tomorrow’s most challenging problems. We explore artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other frontier technologies, and the impacts they will have on humanity. We acknowledge that AI is influenced by both art and science, and that human concerns outweigh technological ones.

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

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