Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
The Intimate Machine (#1303)
They're called personal computers, but human interactions with them are utterly impersonal, via keyboard and mouse. Alan Alda gets to communicate with computers that know who he is, where he is, what he' s doing and even how he's feeling. The ultimate such computer -actually a cute and cuddly robot - is being developed in a unique collaboration between Hollywood and MIT. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Full Program: As digital technology gets smaller and less expensive, it is empowering people in unprecedented ways. 55:44
Full Program: Stress is the curse of modern living, but is it actually so new? 56:04
Full Program: Alan Alda investigates how people create memories - and how as they age, memories become slippery and elusive,... 55:52
Full Program: Alaska is warming up. It's now a few degrees warmer than it was a century and a half ago, and the trend seems to be... 55:44
Full Program: Alan Alda visits the research labs and testing tracks of the Big Three auto makers to find out what people will be... 55:49
- Watch more video from this program »
Series Description: Alan Alda brings his unique blend of curiosity and humor to the exploration of the latest trends in science, medicine, technology and the environment.
All Upcoming Episodes
- Indicates a Festival program - full Festival schedule »
There are no broadcasts currently planned. Please check back for future broadcast dates.