Coded World

Algorithms are everywhere today, infiltrating every aspect of our lives, and using big data to change how we live on a daily basis. And this is just the beginning of the algorithmic age. Algorithms are the building blocks for almost all advanced technology today, from Amazon shopping recommendations to the most sophisticated artificial intelligence. Anjan Sundaram – author, journalist and mathematician – travels the world to meet with people designing this code, and people affected by this algorithmic revolution. We see how this code is making and taking away our choices, affecting the fate of nations and the freedom of individuals, being used to create virtual beings, communities and worlds, and ultimately changing who we are and what we will become in tomorrow’s world.


Genre: Documentary, Technology
Language: English
Year: 2019

Duration: 4 Episodes x 60 Minutes
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Show Format: HD


Episode 1 – Choice
Are we giving up our freedom to choose? Algorithms are making our options for us. Now we are letting algorithms make life-and-death decisions as well. How much trust can we put in code?

Episode 2 – Freedom
Big Math is helping to police the world and arming Big Brother in the process. Is the cost of safety worth the price of freedom? But maybe this same code can also make us freer than ever.

Episode 3 – Alive
What happens when code comes alive. Will Artificial Intelligence walk beside us? Is virtual living our new reality? Can we fall in love with a hologram? And how deeply will living code change us?

Episode 4 – Future
How will we love, work and play in tomorrow’s world? Where will this coded revolution lead us and what we will become? Algorithms are transforming our lives everywhere today, but what comes next?