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

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  • Published: 26 September 2019
  • 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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Comments • 1 320

  • Publico Jornas
    Publico Jornas  8 hours back

    I shop, therefore I am.

    • Estheruth Mkansi
      Estheruth Mkansi  11 hours back

      a limited human can only create an artificial limited replica of himself....

      • Edgar Salinas
        Edgar Salinas  1 days back

        Can You get hookers too. feel arouse. can AI sence that?

        • Official संगमेश्वरी Boli

          My dream is becoming master in robotic engineer as well as computer engineer

          • C-Games
            C-Games  3 days back

            What about Tesla selfdriving?

            • stop immigration
              stop immigration  3 days back

              @5:25, @10:50, @ 37:30 diversity displacing us from our universities. been around the world a hundred times, we are putting them ahead us, not through merit, we have been sidelined by cultural marxisms quotas.

              • Aron Carvajal
                Aron Carvajal  3 days back

                9/9/6 no thank you

                • Evil blaze crew !
                  Evil blaze crew !  3 days back

                  Robots will serve your coffee as they plan there take over of mankind

                  • Ursula Rue B
                    Ursula Rue B  3 days back

                    This is ant life

                    • Sahand
                      Sahand  5 days back

                      39:13 definitely the old woman crossing illegally. Without even second thinking. Traffic rules are there to protect you and your lives, break it and you will be punished, sometimes by money, and sometimes by your own life. Why should drivers and passengers pay for someone who is endangering them all.

                      • C Burgess
                        C Burgess  5 days back

                        AI self driving tech can't handle flying garbage yet.

                        • Dark Fader
                          Dark Fader  5 days back

                          Just who would buy a car that prioritizes the lives of others over the passenger? I think the company that tries to sell a product like that will go bankrupt very quickly.


                          There has always been a delicate balance with freedom and security. The more security, the less freedom and vice versa. China (as a communist country) has opted for total security, no freedom and I think with the rise of Google the western civilization is slipping towards that as well. There is so much going on behind the scenes that public does not know about. From time to time we get these scandalous leaks what is really going on there and it seems Google (just like China) wants total control. If we cannot rein in these companies, they will eventually be (or already are) more powerful than the biggest nations. We will be ruled over by the wealthiest and the most powerful 1% of the population and no longer have any say in the matter. We should do something while we still have democracy and some semblance of freedom left to us.

                          • Jai666666666
                            Jai666666666  6 days back

                            Abrupt Climate Change..., thank you!

                            • Jolly Jokress
                              Jolly Jokress  6 days back

                              Are algorithms counteracting natural coincidence?

                              • ERNEST AEC-RADIO
                                ERNEST AEC-RADIO  6 days back

                                Oh jesus christ...jaywalking is a crime...punishable by death...

                                • ERNEST AEC-RADIO
                                  ERNEST AEC-RADIO  6 days back

                                  Hip problems can also provide similar problems...this is all about healthy gait of people, not those suffering from other ail,ents, assumed to be Parkinson's,.. Nothing is foolproof to a fool.

                                  • Michał P.
                                    Michał P.  7 days back

                                    I like how they didn't even say a word about Tesla autonomous driving technology, which is way more advanced than the shitty BMW one...

                                    • Blakensteina1 Blakensteina1

                                      Intelligence ???   ha that shit always was here ,, but not intelligent ...no brains , only mind control ...just a parasite that is vulnerable .  , with its mind control it makes you think that you are nothing and that its is the almighty ,,, just a stupid worm parasite that can easily be destroyed . !!!   without its mind control it is powerless .    driverless cars ??  ha !! where ???  on the black ice ???   good one .   just like the driverless air plane that crashed and killed the pilots and over a hundred passengers .    how is this gonna work with no universe  ??

                                      • Aditya Singh
                                        Aditya Singh  2 weeks back

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

                                      • TAWK TRUTHTV
                                        TAWK TRUTHTV  2 weeks back

                                        This reminds of jetson the cartoon from the 80s

                                        • no pe
                                          no pe  2 weeks back

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

                                          • MEEHOWtv
                                            MEEHOWtv  2 weeks back

                                            38:13
                                            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
                                              Jake Anderson  2 weeks back

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

                                              • trip spbrasil
                                                trip spbrasil  2 weeks back

                                                18:11 Interesting restaurant "Enjoy your meal!"

                                                • trip spbrasil
                                                  trip spbrasil  2 weeks back

                                                  3:52 Bye Bye Robot and thank you!

                                                  • trip spbrasil
                                                    trip spbrasil  2 weeks back

                                                    Very interesting this AMAZON_GO"JUST WALK OUT" Shopping

                                                    • Martin L
                                                      Martin L  2 weeks back

                                                      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 ?

                                                      • Mahelania RektBB
                                                        Mahelania RektBB  2 weeks back

                                                        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
                                                          jorge louis  2 weeks back

                                                          How will A.I. end poverty ?

                                                          • UWUsss Maria
                                                            UWUsss Maria  2 weeks back

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

                                                            • Yah & Yahushua 2
                                                              Yah & Yahushua 2  2 weeks back

                                                              WOOOW

                                                              • Mark Bulan
                                                                Mark Bulan  2 weeks back

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

                                                                • Mark Bulan
                                                                  Mark Bulan  2 weeks back

                                                                  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
                                                                    krishna moorthy  2 weeks back

                                                                    Silicon valley with unlimited freedom 🤦‍♂️

                                                                    • Rome
                                                                      Rome  2 weeks back

                                                                      THEY LIVE!!

                                                                      • Wen Chu
                                                                        Wen Chu  2 weeks back

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

                                                                        • Sascha Brukoski
                                                                          Sascha Brukoski  2 weeks back

                                                                          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.

                                                                          • Dary John Mizelle
                                                                            Dary John Mizelle  2 weeks back

                                                                            The problem with artificial intelligence is that it is artificial....

                                                                        • Sascha Brukoski
                                                                          Sascha Brukoski  2 weeks back

                                                                          The final age of man will be characterized by ease.

                                                                          • Steven Yourke
                                                                            Steven Yourke  2 weeks back

                                                                            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
                                                                              Roelito Rios  2 weeks back

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

                                                                              • Jessuniverse
                                                                                Jessuniverse  3 weeks back

                                                                                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...

                                                                                • T T
                                                                                  T T  3 weeks back

                                                                                  No privacy... very strange world. I guess in the end making money is more important to some people

                                                                                  • misterfunnybones
                                                                                    misterfunnybones  3 weeks back

                                                                                    "I'm a cybernetic organism. Living tissue over a metal endoskeleton."

                                                                                    • John S Prince
                                                                                      John S Prince  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I think technology is great, AI is even great, so long as it is never connected to the internet, and is never allowed to self program. Also a humans personal identity should be between him an his creator. There is no legitimate reason for any human to be required to permanently enter into such a condition of servitude with any other authority, except as a slave to a beast like system in the end. 

                                                                                      I've even heard it said that willingly accepting this mark of a beast-like authority on ones life is the ultimate unforgivable sin. In the end it is a knowledge of good and evil that only works if it is applicable to everyone or else. It amounts to utter and complete slavery for the entire human race, which of course will be abused without fail. And on the current course, will lead to the death of mankind. Hasn't this been common knowledge for thousands of years now?.  

                                                                                      So why are we still living in the proverbial Garden Of Eden?. We know where this deception leads. Its not hardly even debatable, if you understand the history of civilization, governments and the exploitation of the masses. Oh but it will be different this time when we give total control to our governments? No in reality you get freedom when the governing authorities fear the people, and tyranny when the people fear their leaders.

                                                                                      If Hitler had done what China is doing with the same level of technology, the entire world would now speak German for the next thousand years and anyone who had a problem with it would get Cybernetic implants to help them with their mental illness. 

                                                                                      I think King David was one of the first in modern civilization to number or identify his people, and it was considered a great sin. But it offers such great apparent face value convenience that no government since has attempted to do anything else. Instead they destroy, conquer, or liberate any culture that might even consider it. But don't say stuff like this online or you may be listed as a problem that needs addressed for presenting uncomfortable truths that make waves. There are many ways to punish a commodity that doesn't want to blindly get exploited. The attitude I see these days is. "You don't need privacy if you have nothing to hide, and you don't need free speech if you have nothing bad to say". Meanwhile your like a frog being slowly, happily, and cluelessly, or helplessly boiled in water.

                                                                                      • Dan Kelly
                                                                                        Dan Kelly  3 weeks back

                                                                                        You left your belt at home?

                                                                                        • Gerry Nightingale
                                                                                          Gerry Nightingale  3 weeks back

                                                                                          *There is no such creation as 'Artificial Intelligence', only media 'grandstanding' for attention*

                                                                                          • Gerry Nightingale
                                                                                            Gerry Nightingale  3 weeks back

                                                                                            @T T *'Rote repetition and self-correction are not 'Learning' nor is 'Mimicry'*
                                                                                            *The old assumption of '10-thousand monkeys with 10-thousand typewriters typing for 10-thousand-years' would likely reproduce all of
                                                                                            Shakespeare's works is invalid because it favors 'chance' rather than deliberate intent*
                                                                                            *As-of right now, all the computers on Earth linked together could not so much as 'ride a bicycle' never mind 'create original thought from itself'*

                                                                                          • T T
                                                                                            T T  3 weeks back

                                                                                            In the end it's just a program created by a human not true biological. The name AI sounds better like you said.

                                                                                        • Liyzzah Schiezka
                                                                                          Liyzzah Schiezka  3 weeks back

                                                                                          It is china that is the big threat. It's not google.

                                                                                          • Dana garza
                                                                                            Dana garza  3 weeks back

                                                                                            No privacy and total surveillance"...??...its already here welcome to the end 🤤😲