One huge advantage of ‘underground’ movies, is they can go places that studios (such as Disney+) would surely be frightened to enter? So why not lean into that?  
Plus A.I. is The Philosophical Issue of our time. So surely a huge & growing audience for conversations like this? 
(In terms of pacing, inspiration came from Godard’s classic ‘À bout de Souffle’, which grants a few minutes in the middle of the movie to an important & mentally-nourishing philosophical interlude)