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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It breaks down concepts in a way that is easy to understand, and showcases the various applications of artificial intelligence.
Features artificial intelligence as an area that combines science and creativity, and which has positive applications for the world.
Positive Role Models
It highlights a range of scientists, educators, creators, and others working in the field. Although most innovators featured are male, there are female scientists and innovators featured throughout.
Violence & Scariness
Struggling with diseases, facing hardships, and other issues are sometimes discussed. Concerns about dystopian futures are referenced.
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Products & Purchases
Google, universities, popular movies, and other brands are featured and discussed. Occasionally logos for biotech and other companies who are developing technology are visible. These are all presented in an educational context.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Age of A.I. is a YouTube original docuseries about demystifying the field of artificial intelligence. Hosted by Robert Downey Jr., it highlights the developers and creators of robots and devices, and the developments made in recent years. There's a lot to be learned, but younger kids, or folks not interested in the areas of STEM and STEAM may not be as inclined to watch. Some episodes discuss difficult issues like living with fatal diseases, as well as coping with communication and movement challenges.
Is It Any Good?
This interesting STEM-themed series attempts to demystify the misconceptions surrounding artificial intelligence, and show the innovative work that goes into building it. It features many of the people and institutions taking a lead in the field, including folks like Academy Award winning bioengineer Mark Sagar (known for his work on King Kong and Avatar), and tech giants like Google. Celebs who actively promote STEM-education, including musician will.i.am, are also visible. Teens and adults interested in STEM and STEAM will easily get caught up in the series, but those who are not may find it a little slow-going. Others may still question some of the thinking behind this technology, especially when it comes to using it to supplement human interaction. Nonetheless, The Age of A.I. offers a great educational opportunity to learn more about the technology from the creative people working in the field.
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