TV shows continue to produce mind-blowing content particularly when it comes to the use of artificial intelligence with a dazzling array of AI-powered characters. These shows give us a glimpse of what could be a world that we may inhibit in the next few decades.
Here’s a list of our favorite AI-based shows and recommendations.
Westworld is an American science fiction — a western and dystopian television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. On the outside, Westworld is a futuristic theme park with human-like android hosts. People go there to live their wildest fantasies.
The founders of the theme park want their smart hosts to achieve Sentience. The story takes a turn when in the real world there’s an intelligent machine named Rehoboam that is controlling the lives of human beings.
It’s easily the most advanced series and is a classic example of computer vision.
Silicon Valley is a series about a protagonist who is trying to create a product called Pied-Piper that compresses files using machine learning. Later on, Pied-Piper becomes the world’s first decentralized internet where people’s data cannot be unnecessarily collected and used.
The series simply explains the technology. It highlights the problems of present-day policies on data collection on the internet and the need for a decentralized internet. It also shows how various concepts of data science and machine learning are used to create Pied-Piper’s internet.
This is a must-watch series for any data geek.
Altered Carbon is a cyberpunk TV show. It explores the concept of creating infinite life by digitizing your consciousness and thereby living multiple lifetimes by transferring it to another body. It is about a soldier from a rebel group named who is brought back to life after being in storage for more than 250 years.
It triggered my imagination on what to expect from the future and how deep the amalgamation of AI and humanity can get to be. If nothing else, it’s quite an imaginative exploration of the concept.
This is one of the more complex data science-based TV-shows. The story is told through the eyes of the protagonist, Elliot who is a cyber-security engineer during the day and a vigilante hacker by night. He attacks the firm he works for.
The show focuses on the growing power of digital information and the vulnerabilities that come with it. Cybersecurity remains a concern for many companies even today. The show elaborates on the rising dominance of data and technology and how they impact cybersecurity.
Ironic for a show’s title that deals with data science. The TV series ‘Humans’ gives you a preview into the social, psychological, and cultural impact of artificially intelligent machines and robots, whom we refer to as ‘synths’. Set in a parallel reality, synths are the must-have gadgets in every household now. These advanced machines are not merely made for cleaning or any mundane jobs but for regular human tasks. Hint: Artificial General Intelligence in action right there.
Hoping to transform the way they live, one suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences. It serves as a good show of what happens when human emotions intervene with smart robots.
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