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There is little doubt now that that the prospect of Artificial intelligence (AI) will radically change our lives and the society we live in. The following film is highly informative, but it’s also a cautionary tale: the speed at which A.I. applications and integration is occurring is now threatening to outpace humans’ ability to comprehend and consider its ramifications. From the filmmakers: “It touches on all aspects of society – private life, business, security — including in the spread of fake news and the challenges posed by the advent of autonomous weapons. This documentary looks at the rapid change digitalization is causing as it unfolds …. a future with robots and the risks and ethical questions posed by the development of autonomous weapons …. AI can generate perfectly forged sound and videos, making it effective for purveying fake news. Discerning the truth from fiction will become increasingly difficult. Technology will streamline work, making some jobs surplus to requirements.”
Part 1: ‘The Great Leap Forward’
Part 2: ‘The Big Reset 2.0’
Run time: 1 hour 20 min
A film by Tilman Wolff and Ranga Yogeshwar
Released by DW Documentaries, Germany (2019)
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