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Rise of the Machines

The new designated driver

Leave the driving…to your car. As the quest for self-driving cars speeds up, engineers and automakers are programming cars to not only drive themselves, but also communicate with other vehicles, traffic lights and their environment. Will computers be better drivers than people?

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.”