Artificial intelligence & algorithms: pros & cons | DW Documentary (AI documentary)

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Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are leading to fundamental changes in the way we live. Algorithms can already detect Parkinson’s disease and cancer, and control both cars and aircraft. How will AI change our society in the future?

This documentary journeys to the hot spots of AI research in Europe, the USA and China, and looks at the revolutionary developments which are currently taking place. The rapid growth of AI offers many opportunities, but also many dangers. AI can be used to create sound and video recordings which will make it more and more difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction. It will make the world of work more efficient and many professions superfluous. Algorithms can decide whether to grant loans, who is an insurance risk, and how good employees are. But there is a huge problem: humans can no longer comprehend how algorithms arrive at their decisions. And another big problem is AI’s capacity for widespread surveillance. The Chinese city of Rongcheng is already using an AI-supported ‘social credit system’ to monitor and assess its citizens. Does AI pose a danger to our personal freedoms or democracy? Which decisions can we leave to the algorithms – and which do we want to? And what are AI’s social implications?

A documentary by Tilman Wolff und Ranga Yogeshwar


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Aditya Singh says:

Imagine the world in 2050.
I would be 50 years old then😊


This reminds of jetson the cartoon from the 80s

no pe says:

wtf none of this is essential, if you like being ruled by corporate scumbags AI is for you

MEEHOWtv says:

I like how they debate: „In an accident, who should be saved by the autonomous car?”

Dude, no one is going to buy a car that might sacrifice the owner just to save two jaywalking women.

Would you? Because I sure wouldn't.

1. I bought a brand new autonomous car.
2. Two bimbos are jaywalking.
3. My car decided to drove me into a lamppost and kill me.
4. No, thank you.

Jake Anderson says:

lol "new type of store" also known as "a store" that uses a phone for checkout. It's not that crazy man.

trip spbrasil says:

18:11 Interesting restaurant "Enjoy your meal!"

trip spbrasil says:

3:52 Bye Bye Robot and thank you!

trip spbrasil says:

Very interesting this AMAZON_GO"JUST WALK OUT" Shopping

Martin L says:

I dont understand why they show Audi and a random golf car when Tesla actually exist and they are working already and being distributed. Do they do this a propox of something ?

Engineerchange221 says:

28:40 , let that sink in

Engineerchange221 says:

Con: we don’t have power to talk with or stop these scientists before they create technologies that will affect the the people. These technologies have multiple capabilities and they are in the control of higher authorities, with lower historically transparency.

For respected reasons I’m sure

Engineerchange221 says:

Con: many don’t know that most of the major technological advancements came from the military industrial complex called DARPA. Including the internet. So where do you think the progress will be taking us. Why care about science, without knowing or having ideals guiding what it creates. We don’t know them. So study these events objectively.

Mahelania RektBB says:

Why can't car companies that make self driving cars, make the purchaser take the survey and make them sign a waiver stating that's how'd they'd want the machine to react?

Or first, design better brakes…

jorge louis says:

How will A.I. end poverty ?

UWUsss Maria says:

What if my bf and I were doing things Google records us? Hears us? And not just that but family times too we need

Mark Bulan says:

Is not surveillance is control over humans by a pack of phsyco people's

Mark Bulan says:

Yaa but a will come a day that we will cry to work 4 free and will be no work plus you will be unfit 4 work by not doing anything and all chimicals food additives u definitely look like a pork chub. A I will be good only 4 the rich once no more workers and no more benefits 4 your family..

krishna moorthy says:

Silicon valley with unlimited freedom 🤦‍♂️

Rome says:


Wen Chu says:

California SF bay area has so many techie and fake people …. they are just bunch of human trash and suckers.

Sascha Brukoski says:

36:56 Did you catch the lie… "you cannot expect a human being to do the right thing" they are implying their algorithm is more intuitive than a human being. You can never replace a human being.

Sascha Brukoski says:

The final age of man will be characterized by ease.

Steven Yourke says:

AI is creating a world in which people are replaced by machines – which means people interacting with machines instead of other people. This will impoverish social life for all of us, because people need to have benign and meaningful interactions with other people. Getting a cup of coffee from Starbucks is as much about human interaction with other humans as it is about getting a caffeine fix. AI may be able to meet all human physical needs but will it meet human emotional needs and social needs? If we are ever going to create a decent democratic society, we must interact with other people and not just machines. AI is creating a totalitarian society in which we are all under constant state surveillance. This is Orwell's 1984 on steroids. If you are not very, very worried, then you are not paying attention!

Roelito Rios says:

humans are becoming dumber and lazier..whts new in amerikkka

Jessuniverse says:

well the old lady is already retired and contributes less to the society, while the child still has a long future ahead and possibly be the next CEO of AI so the choice is obvious…

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