This is a common theme in the novels Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Both novels show a scenario where knowledge has crossed a line by being used in insensible ways, causing it to become a burden. To use knowledge in a wise way, we have to ask the question; “even though we can, should we?” When this question is given thought, knowledge can be used to benefit humanity. Writer D.T. Max shows this by portraying the story of Neil Harbisson, who could not see in color before he had a cybernetic implant.
HS 3033 : PHILOSOPHY IN LITERATURE AND FILMS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INTRODUCTION Can we create humans? What does it take to be a human? Are there some prime attributes which are the necessary and sufficient conditions for someone (or something) to be called as human? Is there a possibility to “imprint” these attributes to a machine to make it “human”? This article attempts to discuss these popular philosophical questions posed by the philosophers who have wracked their brains in exploring the domain of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
This science try to develop a living being intelligence that would be able to have feelings and to choose its own destiny. This topic is more related with topics as philosophy, ethics and biology. There are lots of discussions about the possibility the machines have of feeling like humans. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I 'm not sure about the universe.” ― Albert Einstein. As we can see, one of the most clever human of the history talks about the human stupidity.
Meanwhile, the others believe that AI is an essentially corrupt intelligence concept and people who put their trust in thinking machines are materialistic idol worshippers. They are of the thought that human thinking can be partly synthesized but never duplicated completely. However, John Searle, a philosopher at Berkeley was determined to figure out this conundrum by dividing AI into "Strong" and "Weak". According to him, tools or computers come under "Strong" artificial intelligence whereas programmes or robots are "Weak" artificial intelligence. His experiment, the "Chinese Room Argument" is one of the best and strongly validated counters to claims of AI that say that computers can or will be able to think someday.
In “Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us” Rodney A. Brooks contemplates the uniqueness of human capability in comparison to the constantly evolving world of artificial intelligence. A topic that often results from this discussion is the consciousness of these machines. This topic is also brought up in John Searle’s, “Can Computers Think?”. Searle addresses the ability of a computer to understand the reasoning behind its actions. Searle concludes that there is no way to give a computer consciousness.
Postman would agree on this since he cautions that technology is not natural and must be used in a good way. Reflection Technology has affected almost all areas of human life. Food processing, communication, friendship, business, education, etc., are among the areas which are technology reliance. With such progress, there is still key issues to be considered such as digital divide and imaginary cosmopolitanism as revealed by Zuckerman. In as much as technology allows multitasking and easy education access, it has also affected the quality of friendships (Facebook) and caused addiction
Every author has a purpose behind every piece they write; some sort of message or deeper meaning behind their work. Aldous Huxley’s purpose in writing Brave New World was most definitely a warning towards the possibilities of the future. The image of society within Brave New World showed a world dominated by technological advancements that sculpted society itself through a variety of means. Through Brave New World, Aldous Huxley warned against the addiction to technologies, the acceptance of not reading due to the entertainment that controls our lives, and the effects of overdose drugs. Technology, mainly computers and video games, have made a vast difference in our society.
As a matter of fact, those who argue that technology distracts students are right. I personally believe that I am distracted by all the different types of technology that are at my reach. Once technology catches my eye, I automatically stop what I am doing and focus on the device or whatever piece of technology I have in front of me. All of these technological devices are getting in the way of my learning. When I am working on my homework is a perfect example of how technology gets in my way.
Abstract: In this paper, the relationship between artificial intelligence and human is studied and discussed in the future. One of the key question is whether artificial intelligence is equal to human beings. What are the similarities and differences between human and artificial intelligence? We mainly refer to the latest literature and famous science fiction films to describe and think about future trends. After our work, we come to the conclusion.
Our consistent use of electronic devices sparks an array of controversies. The use of these luxuries results in constant prods at our brains that beg for our attention. We give in for a brief period and return to the disrupted task, only to find our brains scrambled and our minds elsewhere. These issues and their effects prove most detrimental inside of the classroom. As electronics become second-nature and an unspoken necessity of the household, we expose children to their brainwashing powers at increasingly influential ages.