The Joy of AI

Jim Al-Khalili looks at how we have created machines that can simulate, augment, and even outperform the human mind - and why we shouldn't let this spook us. 

He reveals the story of the pursuit of AI, the emergence of machine learning and the recent breakthroughs brought about by artificial neural networks. He shows how AI is not only changing our world but also challenging our very ideas of intelligence and consciousness. 

Jim argues that AI is a potent new tool that will enhance our lives, not replace us.

Channel : BBC 4     Year: 2018

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Gravity and Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives

Jim Al-Khalili investigates the amazing science of gravity. A fundamental force of nature, gravity shapes our entire universe, sculpting galaxies and warping space and time. But gravity'sstrange powers, discovered by Albert Einstein, also affect our daily lives in the most unexpected ways.  The science of gravity includes the greatest advances in physics, and Jim recreates groundbreaking experiments in gravity including when the Italian genius Galileo first worked out how to measure it.

Channel : BBC 4     Year: 2017

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The Sky at Night Interstellar: The Journey to Proxima b

Interstellar travel has always seemed impossible - the realm of science fiction rather than reality. But that view is now changing. On this month's Sky at Night the team are joined by Jim al-Khalili to investigate if it will be possible to travel to the sun's nearest neighbouring star - Proxima Centauri - within our lifetimes.

Channel : BBC 4     Year: 2016

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The Beginning and End of the Universe   

Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all, the universe, through a series of critical observations and experiments that revolutionised our understanding of our world.

Channel: BBC 4  ( BBC Science Unit )   Year : 2016 

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Britain's Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield

Lying on the remote north west coast of England is one of the most secret places in the country - Sellafield, the most controversial nuclear facility in Britain. Now, for the first time, Sellafield are letting nuclear physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili and the television cameras in, to discover the real story.

Channel: BBC4     Year : 2015

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Sky at Night

(How Dark Matter Shapes Our Galaxy) 

Theoretical Physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili finds out how invisible dark matter has sculpted the Milky Way.

Channel BBC 4   Year: 2015  

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The Secrets of Quantum Physics  

Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics.

Channel : BBC 4     Year : 2015

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University Challenge Christmas Special

In another first round match the University of York with writer and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis and archaeologist Helen Geake, play the University of Surrey with the presenter of Radio 4's The Life Scientific Jim Al-Khalili and writer Susan Blackmore. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Channel : BBC2    Year: 2014

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Light and Dark

In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.

Channel : BBC4    Year 2013

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Order and Disorder

Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the important concepts of energy and information.

Channel : BBC4 ( BBC Science Unit )    Year : 2012

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Shock and Awe : The Story of Electricity,

(Three Part Series)

Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of our quest to master the power of electricity. 

Channel: BBC4     Year : 2012 

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The Hunt for the Higgs: A Horizon Special

Horizon goes behind the scenes at CERN to follow one of the most epic and expensive scientific quests of all time: the search for the Higgs particle, believed to give mass to everything in our universe.

Channel : BBC 2 (BBC Science Unit)   Year : 2012 

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Brave New World with Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking presents Brave New World, a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century. Aided by some of the world's leading scientific figures - including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Aarathi Prasad, Lord Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock - this new five-part series reveals how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward.

Channel : Channel 4 (IWC)  Year: 2011 

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Horizon: Fukushima: Is Nuclear Power Safe? 

Six months after the explosions at the Fukushima nuclear plant and the release of radiation there, Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to discover whether nuclear power is safe.

Channel : BBC 2 (BBC Science Unit)    Year : 2011

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Everything and Nothing , (Two Part series) 

Two-part documentary which deals with two of the deepest questions there are - what is everything, and what is nothing?

In two epic, surreal and mind-expanding films, Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for an answer to these questions as he explores the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness.

Channel: BBC 4 (Furnace TV)  Year : 2011 

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Genius Of Britain, (Five Part TV series

Britain's top scientific names tell the story of the British science and ingenuity that has been at the forefront of some of history's greatest advances

Channel : Channel 4 (IWC)  Year : 2010  

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Chemistry: A Violate History, (3 part series)  

Series in which Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of how the elements, the building blocks that make up our entire world, were discovered and mapped. 

Channel: BBC 4 (BBC Science Unit)  Year: 2010 

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The Secrect Life of Chaos

Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand.

Channel: BBC 4 (Furnace TV)   Year : 2010

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Science and Islam, The Language of Science

(3 Part TV Series

Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries

Channel: BBC 4 (Oxford Scientific Films)   Year: 2009  

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Lost Horizons : The Big Bang

Professor Jim Al Khalili delves into over 50 years of the BBC science archive to tell the story behind the emergence of one of the greatest theories of modern science, the Big Bang.

Channel: BBC 4  (BBC Science Unit)  Year: 2008

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Atom (3 Part TV Series

The story of the discovery that everything is made from atoms, one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history, and the brilliant minds behind it.

Channel: BBC Four (Oxford Scientific Films)  Year: 2007 

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The Riddle of Einstein's Brain

Channel : Channel 4 (Icon Films)  Year: 2004  

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