Machines of Loving Grace

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This new era offers the promise of immensely powerful machines, but it also reframes a question first raised more than half a century ago, when the intelligent machine was born. Will we control these systems, or will they control us?

In this sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers, Markoff traces the different ways developers have addressed this fundamental tension between man and machine and the ethical quandaries raised as the pace of technological change accelerates dramatically. We are on the brink of the next stage of the computer revolution, and robots have already begun to transform modern life. Designers must draw a bright line between what is human and what is machine. We must decide to design ourselves into our future—or risk being excluded from it altogether.


  • 001 Machines Of Loving Grace

    Duration: 32s
  • 002 Quote

    Duration: 21s
  • 003 Preface

    Duration: 17min
  • 004 Chapter 01

    Duration: 35min
  • 005 Chapter 02 Pt I

    Duration: 43min
  • 006 Chapter 02 Pt II

    Duration: 47min
  • 007 Chapter 03

    Duration: 01h04min
  • 008 Chapter 04 Pt I

    Duration: 01h03min
  • 009 Chapter 04 Pt II

    Duration: 01h10min
  • 010 Chapter 05

    Duration: 01h12min
  • 011 Chapter 06

    Duration: 01h05min
  • 012 Chapter 07 Pt I

    Duration: 43min
  • 013 Chapter 07 Pt II

    Duration: 53min
  • 014 Chapter 08 Pt I

    Duration: 40min
  • 015 Chapter 08 Pt II

    Duration: 53min
  • 016 Chapter 09

    Duration: 39min
  • 017 Credits

    Duration: 50s
  • sample

    Duration: 01min