Marcus du Sautoy Documentaries

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms

  Marcus du Sautoy hosts The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms, a 2015 BBC science documentary which aims to unravel mysteries surrounding these instructions.   Today almost everything we do is controlled by an algorithm since most of us depend on electronic devices to liv[...]

Precision: The Measure of All Things

Precision: The Measure of All Things is a 2013, three-part documentary series created by professor Marcus du Sautoy that follows the history of the human pursuit of precision measurement. Each of the three episodes in this documentary series follows a number of main subjects. Episode 1 is[...]

Faster Than the Speed of Light?

As we know the speed at which photons can travel is essentially the “speed limit” within our Universe. To our current knowledge nothing can travel faster than 299,792,458 meters per second and even getting close to this golden number takes an enormous amount of energy. CER[...]

The Hunt for AI

The hunt for artificial intelligence is on. BBC Horizon investigates how close the human race is to making true AI. Every year computing power is almost doubling and we are now at the stage where a computer can match the power of the human brain. However, intelligence is not measured on calculating[...]

What Makes a Genius

Who is a genious and what makes them become one? In this documentary Marcus du Sautoy a professor of mathemathics looks deep into this question to try to understands why. There are a number of questions to answer which are looked at in detail such as; what are geniuses? and is their physic[...]

A collection of Marcus du Sautoy documentaries.