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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Graeme Blun­dell

WILL com­puter intelligence ever equal the power of the hu­man brain? Science: Hu­man Ver­sion 2.0 ( Sun­day, 8.30pm, SBS) presents the sci­en­tific prophets who claim they are on the verge of down­load­ing our minds to com­put­ers. Ev­ery year the power of ar­ti­fi­cial brain power dou­bles. But are we ready for non- bi­o­log­i­cal in­tel­li­gent ma­chines pro­foundly more ca­pa­ble than hu­mans? Cut­ting Edge: Bush’s War ( Tues­day, 8.30pm, SBS) brings the full saga of the dis­as­trous in­va­sion of Iraq on its fifth an­niver­sary. Vet­eran pro­ducer Michael Kirk ( The Lost Years in Iraq ) re­veals how the war be­gan and con­tin­ued, both on the ground and deep within the US ad­min­is­tra­tion. Stress Buster ( Tues­day, 8pm, ABC1) is a new se­ries in which oc­cu­pa­tional health ex­pert Nikki El­lis is called to four stressed- out Aus­tralian busi­nesses. The straight- talk­ing El­lis tonight vis­its the Queens­land RSPCA, an in­de­pen­dent char­ity deal­ing with an in­creas­ing num­ber of stray and aban­doned an­i­mals. In How Art Made the World: Once Upon a Time ( Tues­day, 8.30pm, ABC1) art his­to­rian Nigel Spivey re­veals how the mo­tion pic­ture, the most pow­er­ful story- telling medium ever cre­ated, ex­ploits vis­ual tech­niques in­vented in the an­cient world. This ter­rific se­ries uses his­tory, arche­ol­ogy and neu­ro­bi­ol­ogy to demon­strate how an­cient art cre­ated the way our world looks to­day.

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