Horizon finds out if the brains and behaviour of an entire generation are being shaped by the hours they spend playing video games. The film finds out how developers engineer their games to make sure they reach the sweet spot between frustration and boredom for the gamer, and Horizon looks at some of the scientific tests being carried out around the world to understand the impact of gaming on behaviour, physiology and neurobiology. Do gamers who play the most violent games show more violent behaviour? Are gamers better at spatial navigation? And just how addictive are video games?
The age of artificial intelligence is dawning. In fact, it’s already here – in the guise of a self-driving car. This technology will have a world-changing impact. But how does an AI car see and communicate? Does it really think? Does it have morals? To investigate this complex world of algorithms that will soon be driving us to work, Horizon builds its own self-driving car and tours Silicon Valley. Witness the research at the cutting edge of this technological revolution.
Big Data is defined as the real time collection, analyses, and visualization of vast amounts of information. In the hands of Data Scientists this raw information is fueling a revolution which many people believe may have as big an impact on humanity going forward as the Internet has over the past two decades. Its enabling us to sense, measure, and understand aspects of our existence in ways never before possible. The Human Face of Big Data captures an extraordinary revolution sweeping, almost invisibly, through business, academia, government, healthcare, and everyday life.
A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR's far - reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it's affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.
Have you ever read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website you visit, phone call you make, or app you use? Of course you haven't. But those agreements allow corporations to do things with your personal information you could never even imagine. What are you really agreeing to when you click "I accept"?