Computer Science and Information Technology


New! Time Bomb Y2K 81 min.

As the clock counts down to the the 21st century, the world faces the largest potential technological disaster to ever threaten humanity. The problem is comically simple yet incredibly complex – a bug that could cause computers to misinterpret the year 2000 as 1900, sowing chaos throughout the world as electronic systems failed. Crafted entirely from archival footage and featuring first-hand accou...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Bruce Schneier: A Hacker’s Mind 6 min.

Artificial intelligence has the potential to dramatically alter how we gather information, communicate, and work. Experts are also raising questions about how it will affect governance and what it will mean for the future of our democracy. Bruce Schneier, a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, joins William Brangham to discuss.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Will ChatGPT Do More Harm Than Good?: A Debate 51 min.

When OpenAI, a company founded by Microsoft pioneer Bill Gates, unveiled ChatGPT in November 2022, it marked the biggest advance in artificial intelligence (AI) in years. The revolutionary new tool can take questions from users and produce human-like responses. ChatGPT and similar chatbots developed soon after can produce coherent essays, compose music, answer test questions—and perhaps even think...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Agree to Disagree: Will Artificial Intelligence Do More Harm Than Good? A Debate 52 min.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has made great advances in recent years and become more a part of our everyday lives. Many argue that AI will help solve major problems like climate change and world hunger. It will also help improve the economy and make it more efficient, they contend, by eliminating dangerous and mundane jobs. But critics warn that AI's current trajectory is a dangerous one, which wi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Episode 2: Robotics (The Tech Effect) 25 min.

In this episode, we look at the ways robotic engineers are mimicking the natural world. BionicWheelBot and the BionicFlyingFox have been developed to navigate difficult terrain, like their biological counterparts. Robots like the canine-inspired models produced by Boston Dynamic are already being used in hazardous environments to reduce the need for humans to be exposed to risk. We’ll also see ho...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Artificial Love 48 min.

Enlai explores if we can truly love artificial intelligence, and teach it to love us back. He meets impassioned love robots and chatbots trained on memories of people, living and dead.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Becoming Human 240 min.

In this four-part documentary series, comedic actor Chua Enlai embarks on a zany, international exploration of artificial intelligence. He examines A.I.’s potential to become like us and how it will transform humanity such as redefining love and relationships; expanding the boundaries of creativity and intelligence; recalibrating the international balance of power; and testing the limits of ethics...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Coding Morality 48 min.

Should a machine know right from wrong? Enlai explores how law, ethics and spirituality shapes artificial intelligence.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Real Power 48 min.

Who will have real power over artificial intelligence? Chua Enlai examines the pursuit of A.I. in America, China, Sweden and Singapore.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Unnatural Genius 49 min.

Enlai explores how natural intelligence inspires artificial intelligence. He meets A.I. that is trained to think like artists, musicians, doctors and scientists, and he learns how A.I. can outsmart us.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020