Video: Living with Thinking Machines

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Our Video Sunday feature continues with this 90 minute program from the World Science Festival. IBM’s WATSON and a group of leading roboticists and computer scientists discuss the thinking machines of today and the possibilities to come in the not-too-distant future.

In recent years, machines have grown increasingly capable of listening, communicating, and learning—transforming the way they collaborate with us, and significantly impacting our economy, health, and daily routines. Who, or what, are these thinking machines? As we teach them to become more sophisticated, how will they complement our lives? What will separate their ways of thinking from ours? And what happens when these machines understand data, concepts, and behaviors too big or impenetrable for humans to grasp?