Machines With Souls

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What if machines could be developed with brain-like activity that could send and receive billions of messages per second allowing them to learn, create and distinguish between good and evil.

Would we be creating a new species that would be entitled to equality with our own? Could we resist it? Farfetched as it sounds, researchers into artificial intelligence claim we're a lot closer to that point than you might think-close enough that it's time to consider what the consequences will be. Here we present another in our continuing look forward toward the new millennium.

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton