Network Media Group Inc. and Network Entertainment Inc. have announced that the new YouTube Originals Learning series, “The Age of A.I.” hosted by Robert Downey Jr., was released in December and has more than 37 million views on episode 1 to date. “The Age of A.I.” takes a deep dive into the fascinating world of the most transformational technology in the history of humankind. Robert Downey Jr. brings his irreverent enthusiasm and curiosity to the screen as the series takes an immersive look at artificial intelligence and its potential to change the world. New episodes release weekly on YouTube.com/Learning.
“The Age of A.I.” was produced by Vancouver-based Network Entertainment and was filmed in eight countries on six continents. Over 150 Canadians worked on the series in various roles, spanning executive producers to post-production, and two of the stories were based in Canada: one in Vancouver at Sanctuary AI, and the other at Waterloo RoboHub at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.
How is artificial intelligence reshaping our world? Can machine learning enhance the human experience? Can artificial intelligence help level the playing field for people with disabilities? Can the state of the world be saved with an algorithm? Will a robot take my job? These are just a few of the questions explored as “The Age of A.I.” examines the technology that will impact our world for years to come. In each episode, viewers will meet the people on the front lines of A.I. – the scientists, innovators, and dreamers who are shaping the future and the real people whose lives may be forever changed as technology races to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges.
The series is produced by Network Entertainment with Team Downey in association with Sonar Entertainment. Sean Foley, Yon Motskin, Emily Ford, Cory Lanier, Tom Lesinski, Paul Gertz, and Derik Murray serve as executive producers alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey. Will.i.am is a consulting producer with Evan Moore serving as a co-producer on the series. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra, Head of Learning for YouTube Originals along with Ian Roth and Laurel Stier on the Learning Development team will oversee the project for the global platform.
“The Age of A.I.” joins a growing slate of YouTube Originals focused on learning. Other projects include the platform’s monthly book club, ” BookTube ” featuring prominent authors like Malcolm Gladwell; ” Could You Survive the Movies? ” hosted by Vsauce3’s Jake Roper; ” Mind Field: What is the Scariest Thing? ” with Vsauce creator Michael Stevens; ” Glad You Asked ” from Vox Media Studios, and Retro Tech with Marques Brownlee. Upcoming Originals include “Creators for Change with Michelle Obama: Girls’ Education” premiering this year.