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 ——————————————————————– DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of [More]
Hello there, welcome to my YouTube channel! Many of us would have seen the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, ‘Terminator’ which I really loved. For those who have not seen the movie series, the plot starts with a cyborg machine coming back in time from the year 2029 to 1984 to kill a woman. The machines want the woman terminated because her yet to be born son would lead an uprising against the machines in the year 2029, when they are ruling over Earth. Mind you, the first movie of this really successful franchise released in 1984, with 4 more sequels made on the theme. When the original movie released, the concept of machines taking over the world would have seemed quite far fetched, and we could dismiss the movie as good science fiction. As they say, life is at times stranger than fiction! Now, when the Terminator Genisys released in 2015, the concept is not all that far fetched. In fact, the jury is out on whether such an eventuality could actually happen….and in fact, some very credible authorities are saying that it is only a matter of time!