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Downey Jr creating AI docu-series for YouTube

May 16, 2018

By Nik Roseveare

Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr, along with his wife Susan, have revealed plans to create an 8 episode docu-series exploring the rise of AI for YouTube Red, the US SVoD service.

Downey Jr will host and narrate the series, which will feature interviews with researchers and experts on science, philosophy, engineering, medicine, futurism and entertainment, with the various contributors sharing their perspectives on how AI advancements will further transform the world.

“Robert and I share a curiosity for AI, a complicated and often polarising subject. Our aim is to explore AI through a lens of objectivity and accessibility, in a thoroughly bold, splashy, and entertaining way,” said Susan Downey speaking to Deadline. “We’re thrilled to bring this project to life along with Network Entertainment, Sonar, and YouTube Red.”

The show will be available on YouTube Red in 2019.

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