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Human vision vs computer power

The human eye is capable of processing visual information far more quickly than any computer.

While the human brain can instantly recognise objects or human faces, a computer has to add together the information pixel by pixel.

Horizon: The Hunt for AI is on BBC Two at 21:00 BST on Tuesday 3 April. Watch online (UK only) or see more clips at the above link.

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