In keeping with a observation, the still-untitled sequence will function “one of the vital brightest minds in science, philosophy, generation, engineering, medication, futurism, leisure and the humanities” in 8 one-hour lengthy episodes that Downey will host and narrate. The Downeys’ manufacturing corporate, Workforce Downey, is partnering with Community Leisure (I Am Heath Ledger, Johnny Money: American Insurrection) and Sonar Leisure (Mr. Mercedes, Taboo).
“Robert and I percentage a interest for AI, an advanced and continuously polarizing matter,” stated Susan Downey in a observation. “Our purpose is to discover AI thru a lens of objectivity and accessibility, in a completely daring, splashy, and entertaining method.”
Downey’s AI display is a notable get for the subscription-based YouTube Purple, which remains to be discovering its footing amongst streaming competition Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has stated that pumping billions into unique programming in an try to best its competitors isn’t the objective for YouTube Purple, the subscription carrier not too long ago loved its greatest hit thus far with Cobrai Kai, a sequel to the Karate Child franchise that reunites Ralph Macchio with William Zabka. Whilst no longer relatively a phenomenon at the stage of Stranger Issues, the 10-episode sequence won certain evaluations and was once renewed for a 2d season. (YouTube says the primary episode has generated greater than 20 million perspectives.)
How will the AI docu-series fare with audience? The big name energy of Downey is a plus, and 8 hours permits for a better exploration of AI than the new 78-minute, Elon Musk-endorsed documentary Do You Accept as true with This Pc?
The one query is whether or not it is going to be value $nine.99/month for the various, many of us who aren’t subscribed to YouTube Purple?