The 5th Kind has a slightly alarmist, yet interesting, look at how AI will transform our lives, society, and the nature of what it means to be human.

As we become ever more reliant on cellular phones and devices to aid in our everyday tasks; rapid development into new technologies and Artificial Intelligence is underway at an alarming rate.

Modern devices are now specifically designed to interact with us in ways that mimic a real human being. Applications such as “siri” and “google-cast” are providing the user with a human-like interaction experience. These companies are Creating Artificially intelligent machines. Machines exhibiting cognitive behaviour, with human-like intelligence.

In this Documentary we explore the race to perfect AI machinery – researchers believe that very soon a “singularity” will be created. A machine that rises beyond human control. Something uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in catastrophic changes to human civilization.  

It’s always fun to see what the “normies” think about what AI engineers are working on. Winking smile

What if we could fully map the inner workings of our brain, could we understand disease, consciousness, and what it is that makes us human. The only thing is in the way right now is the sheer engineering challenge of the task –There are more connections in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way. But, how far away are we from fully mapping the brain?

Ray Kurzweil is an author, computer scientist, inventor, futurist and a director of engineering at Google.

Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, and gives public talks to share his optimistic outlook on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology.

In this video, he ponders what the far side of computer science looks like: Computronium