How to Build A Human
Gemma Chan, the star of critically acclaimed drama series ‘Humans’, explores the frontiers of cutting edge research into Artificial Intelligence and builds an AI version of herself. Gemma asks the question: is a future of lifelike robots decades away, just around the corner – or is it already here?
Almost every facet of modern human life is already influenced by intelligent computer programs, called AI’s, that excel at individual tasks, but none of them yet has the incredible range of abilities of a human. This is a challenge that is being tackled by some of the greatest minds of our generation.
Gemma Chan meets robotics and AI experts from around the world. They include Demis Hassabis, founder of DeepMind, who is leading Google’s project to build software more powerful than the human brain, and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, Nick Bostrom, who examines possible existential threats to humanity posed by super-intelligent computers.
The film culminates in a ground-breaking experiment where a robotic version of Gemma is built to take part in a real-life Turing test. Can Robot-Gemma convince journalists that she is in fact the real Gemma Chan?
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