The BBC’s ‘The Great Learning Machine’ is the most popular documentary on YouTube.
The BBC said it had been the subject of “tremendous interest” since its release in 2017, and in 2018 it topped the UK’s most popular videos on YouTube with 1.3 billion views.
It also had the highest number of views from UK-based viewers.
BBC Director-General Tony Hall said the popularity of the series has been “incredibly important for the BBC, for our business and our culture”.
He said the series had been an “unparalleled success” for the broadcaster.
The ‘Great Learning Machine’, which premiered in 2018, is based on the book The Great Learning: An Inside Look at Artificial Intelligence.
The programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from August to October 2018.
BBC News said it has made a commitment to invest £1 billion ($1.2 billion) into new research and development.
BBC Radio 5 Live is broadcasting the programme on the same date.
The programmes coverage was expanded to a second programme on Sunday, and the programme will be available on BBC iPlayer for the first time in 2020.
BBC One’s ‘Big Ideas’ will be a two-hour special on the BBC iView, which will be broadcast on the first Sunday of every month.