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AI vs The Human Brain: The Final Showdown

"AI vs The Human Brain: The Final Showdown" examines the current landscape of artificial intelligence technology, and how it can further evolve - even past our own intelligence. From robots that diagnose illness, drive vehicles or perform skilled labor tasks, humans are now competing with machines in the workplace.
Courtesy of Docland Yard/ American Public Television
"AI vs The Human Brain: The Final Showdown" examines the current landscape of artificial intelligence technology, and how it can further evolve - even past our own intelligence. From robots that diagnose illness, drive vehicles or perform skilled labor tasks, humans are now competing with machines in the workplace.

Airs Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, May 3 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2

Film Examines the State of Artificial Intelligence and its Impact

In 2014, Stephen Hawking warned that artificial intelligence could seriously threaten humanity if it grew uncontrollable. “AI vs The Human Brain: The Final Showdown” clarifies what AI is all about today, analyzes how far it has developed, and explores whether humanity has taken these warnings seriously.

There’s so much misinformation about what AI is, and how it can advance the human race. The documentary turns to experts from institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, IBM Research, The University of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute, and companies like SoftBank Robotics (France), and Boston-based Neutonomy to look at what is known as well as what may yet evolve.

From game-playing robots to robots that can diagnose illness, drive vehicles or perform skilled labor, humans are now competing with machines — in leisure and in the workplace.

Newspaper headline reads "The Myth of a Superhuman AI - We can make human intelligence in Silicon."
Courtesy of Docland Yard/ American Public Television
Newspaper headline reads "The Myth of a Superhuman AI - We can make human intelligence in Silicon."

This film is available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

Credits:

Acquired by American Public Television from Terranoa. Director: Thibaut Martin and Guilain Depardieu. Producer: Docland Yard / Arte.