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Discovery, Science examine A.I. with one-off

Discovery Channel and sister network Science Channel are gearing up to premiere a two-hour documentary special set to examine the impact of artificial intelligence. Produced by RadicalMedia in association with the ...
June 14, 2018

Discovery Channel and sister network Science Channel are gearing up to premiere a two-hour documentary special set to examine the impact of artificial intelligence.

Produced by RadicalMedia in association with the Original Content Group and Discovery Studios, This Is A.I. will look to tackle some of the important questions surrounding artificial intelligence while also exploring some of the most extraordinary developments in the nascent technology, as well as its capacity to transform disciplines and industries.

The two-hour one-off, directed by Paul Bozymowski, will scrutinize such advancements as autonomous cars, personal robots, healthcare, and childhood education.

This Is A.I. will also feature commentary from leading computer scientists and technology experts, including Dario Gil, IBM’s VP of A.I. and quantum computing, in an effort to help illuminate what A.I. is and what it’s becoming, as well as the philosophical issues that arise from the tech and its potential uses.

This Is A.I. was created by Charlie Foley. Foley and Vaibhav Bhatt developed the special and serve as executive producers for the Original Content Group.

Dave Sirulnick and Jon Kamen are executive producers for RadicalMedia. Andrew Fair is executive producer for Ogilvy Entertainment. John Hoffman and Jon Bardin serves as executive producer for Discovery.

This Is A.I. premieres June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel and on June 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Science Channel.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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