For 20 years James Barrat has written and produced documentaries. His clients include National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, and other broadcasters in the US and Europe. His long fascination with Artificial Intelligence came to a head in 2000, when he interviewed inventor Ray Kurzweil, roboticist Rodney Brooks, and sci-fi legend Arthur C. Clarke. Kurzweil and Brooks were casually optimistic about a future they considered inevitable - a time when we will share the planet with intelligent machines.
In many sci-fi stories, a future is imagined where machines have taken over and evolved to the point of having emotions and consciousness. But how close are we to a world where humankind is controlled by cyborgs? Four experts on artificial intelligence (AI) in separate hours (James Barrat, More »
Author James Barrat talked about how corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into developing artificial intelligence (AI), and pondered whether we can coexist with computers whose intelligence dwarfs our own.