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Rise of the Machines

Realm of the sensors

City of cameras
Rio de Janiero may be known for its beautiful beaches, but it also has to grapple with high crime, large-scale protests, and the threat of landslides. Now, officials have put in place a cutting edge network of thousands of cameras and sensors that monitor the city around the clock in an effort to ease traffic, thwart crime, avoid catastrophe, and save lives.

Rio de Janeiro may be known for its beautiful beaches, but it also has to grapple with high crime, large-scale protests, and the threat of landslides. Now, officials have put in place a cutting edge network of thousands of cameras and sensors that monitor the city around the clock in an effort to ease traffic, thwart crime, avoid catastrophe, and save lives.

From refrigerators to freight trains, CNBC's "Rise of the Machines" shows you how a new generation of connected machines can now speak to us, and each other. "Rise of the Machines" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 9 pm ET/PT.

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  • All around us, there's a technological revolution underway powered by devices as small as a grain of rice. They are sensors, capable of tracking and recording everything we do.

  • Forward-thinking minds in science and tech are integrating high-tech device and human body and going further than ever.

  • From eBay auctions to Facebook likes, the cloud holds heaps of information. Now the question is what to do with it.

  • A nurse takes care of a premature baby.

    A research project that gathers information from hospital monitors is improving the prognosis of premature Infants.

  • Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's “Fast Money” and “Options Action.”