One of my greatest passions is the world of technology, which is why I like to watch documentaries and films that deal closely with all kinds of topics related to this field, from the history of Silicon Valley to the potential of artificial intelligence, passing through the lives of the founders of companies like Apple or Microsoft. After having seen all kinds of different documentaries, I have found it interesting to make a list of some of the best technology documentaries that you can see on Netflix.
Bill Gates: Under the Magnifying Glass
If you are passionate about the history of computing and technology, you will be aware of the trajectory of Bill Gates. Since leaving Microsoft, Gates has devoted much of his fortune to philanthropy. Specifically, the Microsoft co-founder has spent the past two decades working at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a private foundation focused on solving some of the biggest problems of our time, from eradicating malaria to fighting malaria. AIDS.
Bill Gates: Under the Magnifying Glass (known in English as Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates) is a three-part documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim. Each episode is focused on a different theme and brings a different point of view on Bill's life. The documentary is available on Netflix exclusively since last September 20.
AlphaGo is a documentary released in 2017 that talks about the artificial intelligence of the same name designed by Google. Specifically, the objective that Google was pursuing with this project was to demonstrate the potential of artificial intelligence with software capable of playing Go, one of the oldest board games in the world. The company was in charge of developing and entering artificial intelligence in order to see if it would be able to compete and beat Lee Sedol, known for being the world champion of Go.
Although many thought that Sedol would be able to defeat AlphaGo, finally the artificial intelligence created by Google took the prize by defeating the champion in four of five games. Taking the above into account, the documentary focuses on analyzing what happened that day and explaining how this victory affects the world of artificial intelligence. You can watch AlphaGo through Netflix.
League of Legends: Origins
At this point, no one can deny the importance of the world of e-sports or electronic sports, a market that has acquired enormous magnitude in recent years. Continuing with our list of recommended documentaries, the premiere of League of Legends: Origins recently took place, a documentary that analyzes the relevance of a title that has become one of the symbols par excellence of e-sports.
It is a documentary that is fully recommended both for fans of the world of video games and for those who are curious about how the world of e-sports works. You can see it through Netflix.
The Great Hack
Internet privacy is one of the hottest topics in recent years, especially when we consider the scale of cases like the Cambridge Analyica scandal . Throughout its more than two hours duration, The Great Hack (known as the Great Hack in its original version) analyzes the importance of the data we share on the Internet , an extremely valuable asset.
It is a highly recommended documentary if you are concerned about the privacy of your searches, the websites you visit or shopping habits . The documentary presents in great detail the ins and outs of the Cambridge Analyica scandal and explains its relationship to recent issues, such as Donald Trump's political campaign and Brexit. You can watch the documentary through Netflix.