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‘Person of Interest’ Season 4 will tackle big questions about AI | Mashable


curated by | September 24, 2014

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For three seasons, CBS’s Person of Interest has tried to raise questions about who’s watching us. But starting Tuesday, the show will shine a light on a subject producers think no one is keeping an eye on quite enough: artificial intelligence.

“Since the show initially premiered [in 2011], we used to get a lot of questions about [surveillance] and whether it was a real thing or not, and I think what initially seemed like a science fiction concept became factual and something people know is pervasive,” said executive producer Greg Plageman, referring largely to the 2013 Edward Snowden leaks.

“Now that everyone understands that, we said, ‘What’s the next thing coming along that’s interesting, the next big thing happening and a little bit under the table now but clearly imminent?’ And that is artificial intelligence.”

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