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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] Closed Captioning

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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.

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