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Tatiana de Rosnay: Exploring how AI tempers with love, sex and art

Tatiana de Rosnay and Julia Sieger
Tatiana de Rosnay and Julia Sieger © FRANCE 24

In this edition we speak to author Tatiana de Rosnay about her new book "Flowers of Darkness", which explores how AI tampers with love, sex and art. Also, Hollywood is going through one of the most volatile periods in the history of the movie industry in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. New virtual production techniques, however, are being adopted to slash costs.

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New LED video wall technology used in making last year's "The Lion King" could become more widespread as Hollywood production ramps back up. Instead of shooting on location with a full cast and crew and having to respect social distancing requirements, it allows filmmakers on a studio lot to spread out individual scenes captured virtually using a variety of techniques. 

Other technologies from the gaming industry could also help the movie business get back on its feet. Algorithms are being developed to indicate the exact time when a blockbuster should be released. 

We also speak to Tatiana de Rosnay, the author of new book "Flowers of Darkness". The novel, which takes place in a near future, explores how AI tampers with love, sex and art. It looks at how an uber-connected society increases the feeling of being spied on and exacerbates paranoia. 

In Test 24, we try iRobot's Roomba S9+, a high-end robotic vacuum that helps out around the house. But does it collect people's personal data to map their homes? We ask our in-house expert, Dhananjay Khadilkar.  

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