'NOVA: AI revolution' dives into the past, present, and future of one of the most consequential technological advancements of our time

Regina Barzilay, AI faculty lead at the MIT Jameel Clinic, features in the award-winning PBS science series, 'Nova' a production of GBH, in a one-hour film called 'AI revolution' that premieres on 27 March 21h00 ET on PBS. The film explores the multiple ways that AI is transforming science and healthcare, and spotlight's Regina's development of Mirai, a breast cancer early-detection tool that was trained using AI to detect cancer from mammograms years before they are detectable by human eyes with over 85% accuracy.


The award-winning PBS science series, NOVA, a production of GBH, will premiere the one-hour film “A.I. REVOLUTION” Wednesday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on PBS. Can we harness the power of artificial intelligence to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems without creating an uncontrollable force that ultimately destroys us? New A.I. tools like ChatGPT can now answer complex questions, write essays, and generate realistic-looking images in a matter of seconds. In “A.I. REVOLUTION,” which will also be available for streaming at pbs.org/nova, NOVA on YouTube, and the PBS App, correspondent Miles O’Brien meets some of the scientists who are at the forefront of A.I. advancement and explores the promise, perils, and possible future of this unprecedented technology taking the world by storm.

“There’s been a lot of media coverage of people’s fears of A.I. and the idea that it could one day turn against us,” said NOVA Co-Executive Producer Julia Cort. “At the same time, many scientists we’ve talked to are excited and optimistic, convinced that A.I. will help us build a substantially better, healthier future. We hope this film will provide audiences with a deeper understanding of the technology, so they can make informed decisions about the best path forward.”

“The conversation around A.I. in our world is changing rapidly every day,” said correspondent Miles O’Brien. “‘A.I. REVOLUTION’ aims to show people what this new technology is capable of, as well as some of the concerns that emerge when you are creating something that has the power to perceive things far beyond the scope of our own understanding of the world.”

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