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Thinking Machines

Peter Day reports from New York City's Silicon Alley to discover if machines are learning to be smart and asks what impact artificial intelligence could have on all our lives.

One of the most famous computer systems in the world is called Watson, developed by IBM. It's best known in for beating two human contestants to win the American game show, Jeopardy. Watson may now be leading a revolution in 'machine learning'.
Peter Day reports from New York City, fast becoming a high tech rival of Silicon Valley, to find out how smart our machines are becoming and whether we should be worried about the impact Artificial Intelligence will have our lives.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Image credit: Science Photo Library

Programme includes clips from:
Clip 1
Her, director: Spike Jonze, producers: Spike Jonze, Megan Ellison and Vincent Landay, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Clip 2
Mayor Bloomberg via "We Are Made In Ny" campaign
Clip 3
Jeopardy!, Sony Pictures

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30 minutes

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Sun 10 May 2015 21:30

Programme includes:

Andrew McAffee, Associate Director, Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management and co-author – Second Machine Age.

Rob Merkel,  Vice President and Healthcare Leader, IBM Watson Group

Fredrik Tunvall, Technology Evangelist, IBM Watson Group

Lauri Saft, Director, IBM Watson Group

Dr. Mark Kris, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre

Shivon Zilis, Investor, Bloomberg Beta.

Professor Tony Jebara, Columbia University

Max Kesin, NYC Machine Learning


  • Thu 7 May 2015 20:30
  • Sun 10 May 2015 21:30

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