Robert Downey Jr., the Iron Man brings an online series on YouTube. The star is following up the Avengers movies with this online series. In fact, the series will be about artificial intelligence.
Robert Downey’s original YouTube Red series on AI
People familiar with the matter said it will be an 8-part documentary. Moreover, Robert Downey Jr.’s wife Susan Downey co-produced the show. According to the schedule, it will be aired in 2019.
This move already signalled the YouTube Red pay service a boost before its planned global expansion as an expert said.
Tom Harrington of Enders Analysis told the BBC, “if you look at all of YouTube Red’s original stuff, most of it is people who became famous on YouTube”.
He further said, “this is just diversifying. It gives the whole product offering a look that isn’t a bunch of kids talking at a camera and pulling pranks, which is the dismissive attitude that a lot of people take to vloggers”.
However, Susan Downey stated that “Robert and I share a curiosity for AI, a complicated and often polarizing subject. Our aim is to explore AI through a lens of objectivity and accessibility, in a thoroughly bold, splashy, and entertaining way.”