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Horizon - Better Mind the Computer (1983)
The evolution and the increasing sophistication of "artificial intelligence" with the ever broadening of the knowledge and skills displayed by computers.
"1959 and the first time computers impacted on society was when
North West Gas used one to issue their gas bills. Soon all the public utilities followed.
Like babies learning to walk, computers fell over themselves again and again.
Computers were obviously idiots and no match for their human masters."
This documentary takes a look at the startling developments and problems that have occurred since the information revolution began.
Production Company: BBC
Producer: Laurie John
Series Editor: Graham Massey
Script: Laurie John
Narrator: Paul Vaughan
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