Welcome to a world where humans are constantly under surveillance. Where designer children are genetically selected, drones hover the skies, companies implant microchips in their employees, and artificial intelligence poses a direct challenge to our own. Big Data, Big Brother exposes just how closely today’s reality mirrors two of the
At Connect 2021, Mark Zuckerberg laid out our vision of the metaverse as the successor to the mobile internet – a set of interconnected digital spaces that lets you do things you can’t do in the physical world. Importantly, it’ll be characterized by social presence, the feeling that you’re right
“It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers. They would be able to converse with each other to sharpen their wits. At some stage therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control.” – Alan
In this Spark Documentary the world’s leading experts attempt to build an artificial human based on actress Gemma Chan, star of the sci-fi series Humans, for a ground-breaking scientific stunt that will test just how far away we are from ‘synthetic’ humans.
Bitcoin, by now you’ve probably heard of it, the wild fluctuations in its price has gained the attention of the mainstream financial media. But, Bitcoin is much more than just your average investment. Beneath all the hype and hysteria lies what could be the most important technology of our lifetime.
From Rolls Royce creating the ultimate bespoke car to jewellers Boodles producing a £1 million necklace, this series follows the highly skilled teams whose tireless devotion and attention to detail produce astonishing results. Follow the story of some of the world’s most prestigious brands and the extraordinary lengths they go
Professor Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of arguably the most important, accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever: quantum physics. The story of quantum physics starts at the beginning of the 20th century with scientists trying to better understand how light bulbs work. This simple question soon led scientists deep
The future of farming: Driverless tractors, drones and robots. How is the agriculture industry changing as digital technology develops? Unmanned tractors controlled via GPS; drones that kill vermin in the fields from above; and highly efficient bull sperm used to produce genetically optimized calves. This is not science fiction. It’s
In mid-2020, a mobile phone belonging to an Al Jazeera Arabic investigative team was hacked. Over the next few months, reporter Tamer Almisshal and the Canadian research group Citizen Lab investigated Pegasus, the sophisticated spyware used. Pegasus is manufactured by an Israeli technology company called the NSO Group and is
Neuromarketing is a controversial practice that involves studying consumers’ brains in order to influence our decisions. It’s based on the idea that 90% of the decisions we make are taken at a subconscious level. If a brand can speak directly to our ‘gut instinct’, bypassing reason, they will sell more
FRONTLINE investigates a series of warnings to Facebook as it grew into a global empire. A series of mounting crises at Facebook, from the company’s failure to protect users’ data, to the proliferation of “fake news” and disinformation, have raised the question: How has Facebook’s historic success brought about real-world
A major investigation of Facebook’s impact on privacy and democracy around the world. Facebook’s promise was to create a more open and connected world. FRONTLINE finds that multiple warnings about the platform’s negative impact on privacy and democracy were eclipsed by Facebook’s relentless pursuit of growth. About FRONTLINE: FRONTLINE is