Artificial Intelligence is an area of huge scientific advancement, wonder and personal interest. This includes automation, computers that mimic the cognitive thinking process, and machine learning. This 2-hour PBS documentary about AI reports on on the current state of AI… both the benefits and harms from utilizing the technology. Discussion includes productivity and wealth impacts; privacy concerns (surveillance); economic effects (job loss/creation); machine learning benefits (early cancer detection); and political and social impacts.
As all documentaries go, the show looks at what is in store for the future and more importantly how to use AI for civilization’s benefit.