If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
This week viewers can pick up some catalog titles in 4K, like Saw, as well as 20th Anniversary Edition versions of Shrek and the first Fast and the Furious movie. But the major launch this week is Bioware's remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy, now available across console generations and on PC, with improved graphics, gameplay and almost all of the content ever released for the games. Otherwise, Netflix has the final season of Castlevania, as well as a new round of episodes in the Love Death & Robots anthology. HBO's feature film release of the week is Those Who Wish Me Dead, and if you're looking for something a little different then try Intergalactic, a sci-fi prison break series from the UK that's streaming on Peacock. Look below to check out each day's highlights, including trailers and let us know what you think (or what we missed). Let's Be Real, Fox, 9:30 PM Everything's Gonna Be Okay, Freeform, 10 PM All times listed are ET.
This week we'll celebrate Thanksgiving in the US, and nostalgia will be all over TV screens and Peacock resurrects Saved by the Bell with a cast that includes new younger actors and several of the stars from the original show. Other throwbacks include Mad Max on Ultra HD Blu-ray and a Buck Rogers box set, but for something newer you can check out Peninsula, a sequel to the excellent Korean zombie movie Train to Busan as it arrives on Ultra HD Blu-ray. Netflix's latest feature film is Mosul, along with its Hillbilly Elegy movie. Criterion is also releasing a special edition of Netflix's Martin Scorsese feature The Irishman, however it's sadly only available in 1080p Blu-ray without the benefit of 4K and Dolby Vision HDR. For an all-new option, try Superintelligence on HBO Max, where Melissa McCarthy stars as a woman chosen by an all-powerful AI for surveillance via her various connected devices.
This week HBO makes its assault on streaming with the new HBO Max service. At launch it will include tons of archival content like the back catalog of Friends, Rick & Morty and 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as a fleet of new original shows, movies and specials hoping to get your attention on Wednesday. I'm looking forward to the new Looney Tunes Cartoons, as well as the comedy/drama series Love Life with Anna Kendrick, but there's a lot more to choose from. Of course, Netflix is the current giant in streaming and it's not laying down for the newcomer. This week it already added Uncut Gems for viewers in the US, and later this week it will premiere a Jeffrey Epstein documentary series and the new show Space Force starring Steve Carell.
Superstore The staff at Cloud 9 are frantically working to prepare the store for its grand reopening following a tornado's destruction, and Amy and Jonah's (America Ferrera, Ben Feldman) relationship is strained after the intimate moment they shared. Grey's Anatomy The story picks up where the explosive season finale left off as Abigail Spencer joins the cast. Gotham Gordon's (Ben McKenzie) mission is to apprehend Jonathan Crane (guest star Charlie Tahan), but to do so he must return to Arkham. The Vietnam War "The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)," the 10th and final episode of the miniseries by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, concludes the expansive history of the divisive conflict. The Murder of Laci Peterson: A Closer Look New theories emerge in the wake of the verdict condemning Scott Peterson to death by lethal injection in the series finale of the miniseries.
Supergirl Absent for most of this season, Calista Flockhart returns, and her character's reappearance complicates the problem Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is facing involving actions that the president (guest star Lynda Carter) wants taken against Rhea (guest star Teri Hatcher). Dancing With the Stars In this new episode of the unscripted competition, each judge gives a couple a specific challenge. Also, Cheryl Burke returns to the dance floor for a special performance, and Calum Scott performs. Gotham The secret weapon earmarked by the Court of Owls to demolish the city is found by Gordon (Ben McKenzie), while Bruce (David Mazouz) discovers something dangerous in the plan devised by Kathryn and Temple Shaman (guest stars Leslie Hendrix and Raymond J. Barry). Man With a Plan Don and Marcy's (Kevin Nealon, guest star Kali Rocha) joy over getting a visit from their new grandson leads Adam and Andi (Matt LeBlanc, Liza Snyder) to consider having another baby.
Channel 4 has announced there will be a second series of Humans, its most successful drama in 20 years, ahead of the show's highly anticipated season finale on Sunday night. Set in a parallel present, Humans has prompted widespread debate about artificial intelligence. It imagines a world in which we increasingly rely on robots, marketed as high-tech luxury house appliances. As the eight-part drama has progressed, it has wrestled with questions around artificial intelligence and its possible threat to mankind, as well as exploring what it means to be human. The next instalment the writers said will "take the world forward a little bit and explore the next phase of the technology".
Robot" Season 2 has ended. The final episode was filled with answers, but many more questions were posed. In true Sam Esmail fashion, the episode was also filled with a lot of surprises. There had been speculations that it was Knowles (Brian Stokes Mitchell) who was sending Joanna Wellick (Stephanie Corneliussen) gifts. The theory looked more probable when Mr. Sutherland (Jeremy Holm) found out the address of the person calling Tyrell's (Martin Wallstrom) wife and said that it was impossible for his missing boss to be hiding there.
Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallstrom) made a few appearances in "Mr. Robot" Season 2, and they say nothing about what exactly his participation in the 9/5 hack and Elliot's (Rami Malek) grand plan. He finally appeared in episode 11, much to Elliot's shock. The fsociety founder was already clinging on to the idea that he killed Tyrell, so seeing him has made him question whether he was just making the image of the former E Corp executive up. Whether the Tyrell Elliot saw was real or not has yet to be determined, but Wallstrom is confident that his character's return -- as an illusion or the real thing -- will bring "something exciting."
Tahj Mowry knows a thing or two about being smart, but the former kid genius discovers that he has some serious competition in the IQ category. In the Season 1 finale of "Innovation Download," PepsiCo and Mashable Studios send Tahj into the burgeoning smart world to take a closer look at the companies and creations that are shaping the space. Bolstered by a new wave of innovations that leverage cognitive computing, advanced data analysis and user-personalization, even everyday objects are becoming smarter. Homes are turning into command centers, Gatorade bottles into hydration trackers, Wi-Fi networks into calculated bandwidth distributors -- even beverage fountains are turning into data powerhouses. The story will take you from the sunny skies of Los Angeles to the bustling streets of Austin during SXSW festival where we run into an old friend and show how both large-scale innovators like PepsiCo and lesser-known disrupters are prioritizing the expansion into "thinking" technology.