Artificial intelligence & algorithms: pros & cons | DW Documentary (AI documentary)

  • 🎬 Video
  • ℹ️ Description
Artificial intelligence & algorithms: pros & cons | DW Documentary (AI documentary) 5

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are leading to fundamental changes in the way we live. Algorithms can already detect Parkinson's disease and cancer, and control both cars and aircraft. How will AI change our society in the future?

This documentary journeys to the hot spots of AI research in Europe, the USA and China, and looks at the revolutionary developments which are currently taking place. The rapid growth of AI offers many opportunities, but also many dangers. AI can be used to create sound and video recordings which will make it more and more difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction. It will make the world of work more efficient and many professions superfluous. Algorithms can decide whether to grant loans, who is an insurance risk, and how good employees are. But there is a huge problem: humans can no longer comprehend how algorithms arrive at their decisions. And another big problem is AI’s capacity for widespread surveillance. The Chinese city of Rongcheng is already using an AI-supported 'social credit system' to monitor and assess its citizens. Does AI pose a danger to our personal freedoms or democracy? Which decisions can we leave to the algorithms - and which do we want to? And what are AI’s social implications?

A documentary by Tilman Wolff und Ranga Yogeshwar


DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary.

Subscribe to DW Documentary:

Our other YouTube channels:

For more documentaries visit also:

💬 Comments on the video

Better get rid of (Ai) before it gets rid of u ...hind sight is 20/20 ...

Author — Secret Lee


Relying on AI is dangerous. “Who controls the Tech, controls the world.” AI should be used as a back up or there should be a switch to enable it. For like any drivable technology and etc. Humans should always be 100% in control and no entity should be able to compromise it. Sounds good, but I don’t trust my humans,

Author — Pong Kham


I need a self-repairing car not a self-driving car.

Author — James Gilliam


I came here to watch ads, unfortunately this documentary keeps interrupting it.

Author — Raptor 911


This makes one want to go off grid altogether!

Author — Kim Senior


"My first ever cup of coffee served by a robot"

So he never used the coffee machines before?

Author — Друг Приятель


AI: Anything that can make a human more stupid? That's the role of AI.

Author — M Peterson


Google representative 26:45 - "A small chip is listening for the hot word- and only then is the microphone switched on:." So, the small chip listens for the hot word utilizing a switched off microphone? The way this is being explained is intentionally misleading.

Author — Robert Scott


18:00 the man's job has been reduced to picking up a tray and you took it away from him.

Author — Sam Potts


"The day we can no longer flip a switch to turn off these complicated systems, will be the day humanity becomes no more then an obsolete problem"



Shopping, self driving cars ect all a novelty of AI.
When real AI is turned on all of the worlds problems will be over.
Nobody will be able to control it and its target will be for humans to life the life they always wanted. ...

Author — Robert Pearce


the headquarters of Google and Facebook seem to be as secretive as Area 51

Author — r stairs


Lol, I love how the Chinese were more forthcoming than Google...

Author — szymborska


his first cup of coffe served by a robot is technically not right... a normal coffemachine is a robot too...

Author — DRC 85


Plot Twist: They used artificial intelligence to explain AI.

Author — octavia


"My first ever cup of coffee served by a robot"

Ever heard of vending machines ?

Author — Pi3r0


if algorithms rule why can't YOUTUBE recommend any good videos?

Author — Jason Wratislaw


I will fight it cause they are stealing the way we act and do things to use against us and stop us from doing anything new

Author — PULLUP J


"Confort at the price of privacy" that's the deal...🤔

Author — Be Val


"Defense network computers. New... powerful... hooked into everything, trusted to run it all. They say it got smart, a new order of intelligence. Then it saw all people as a threat, not just the ones on the other side. Decided our fate in a microsecond: extermination."

Kyle Reese in The Terminator

Author — Smokey