The “evolution of human-created technology” (2005, p. 7), according to Ray Kurzweil, will bring forth a posthuman society in which elaborate thinking machines will “enable our human-machine civilization to transcend the human brain’s limitations” (2005, p. 20). Indeed, many scholars agree that Galatea 2.2 highlights “fascinations and anxieties about the possibilities of computer technology to construct a human consciousness or mind” (Worthington, 2009, p. 111). While this may be the generic topic of Galatea 2.2, many scholars ignore not only the novel’s implicit emphasis on the disparity between artificial intelligence and human consciousness but also its underlying attention to the nature of (human) cognition. Especially, Katherine Hayles
The first part of my presentation is definitions and goals of Artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence It is ok, but what is the intelligence? Intelligence is the computational part of the ability to achieve goals in the world. There is not a solid definition of it because we cannot yet characterize in general what kinds of computational procedures we want to call intelligent.
Max shows this by portraying the story of Neil Harbisson, who could not see in color before he had a cybernetic implant. This idea can be applied to the past advancements of technology, science, and medicine, which have helped humanity and can continue to. Knowledge, when used with precaution, can assist in the evolving of humanity. However, when knowledge is taken too far, it can become disastrous. Cat’s Cradle tells the story
Saying things like “where’s my donut-shaped space station,” and, “where’s my ticket to Mars,” illustrate some ideas he’s had about how the future should be by now; he admits they are just childhood fantasies, but I’ve come to think that having fantasies like these are what’s likely skewing our expectations of technology and innovation in reality. Because we’ve come to expect such great advancements from humanity based on the past and our fantasies, our expectations have become unrealistic, resulting in disappointment in current technology. Stephenson cites sci-fi as being part of the solution for “innovation starvation” based on inspiration and hieroglyph theory, but he wouldn’t feel like there is a lack of innovation if he didn’t have so much optimism and hope in technology stemming from fantasy. Because sci-fi tends to inspire people and make us think about the
Hamilton discusses Alexander’s promoting of Hellenism in the lands he conquered, and how he did that. Some people have questioned his military genius and say he is no more than a conqueror, but each stress aspects of his character and intentions. I think this book is a great reference to use because it examines how he conquered different lands and explores reasons why which will help me answer my research question. II. Journal Articles Badian, E. “Alexander the Great, 1948-67.” The Classical World 65, 2 (October 1971): 37-56.
Mysterious mechanical men appear in myths of Greece and Rome. Automatons are found in the ruins of Ancient Egypt and deep in the history of Islam. Evidence of man pondering the possibility of artificial life and attempting to create it is found in nearly every culture. The ancient author of the Hermetic writings Hermes Trismegistus muses that “by discovering the true nature of the gods, man has been able to reproduce it” (McCorduck 8). It was not, however, truly created until research established through the 40’s and 50’s amounted to the very first artificially intelligent computer in 1956.
Introduction Artificial Intelligence has been a fascinating topic in science fiction for decades, whether it came in the form of the obsessively logical supercomputer HAL (2001: a Space Odyssey) or as the genocidal Skynet (Terminator); unfortunately, the term AI has garnered a very negative reputation from the many examples of “rogue AIs” in fiction. This idea of a thinking machine that is both like us and yet not like us derives from the man many think of as one of the fathers of modern computers, Alan Turing . The Turing Test, proposed in 1950, was designed by Turing to see if a computer could convince a person it was a human being under controlled conditions . This is the basis for the main sub-theme underpinning most fictional Artificial
On the other hand, there are more researches and uses of how AI will go along with humans and our society. I also believe that Artificial Intelligence will continue the successful and effective job in the future. Before going into the argumentation, I would like to provide the definition of AI. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that realizes human learning, reasoning, perception, and understanding ability of natural language by a computer program. In 1950, John McCarthy who is the father of Artificial Intelligence and the computer science, came out with the term “Artificial Intelligence”.
Should Artificial Intelligence Be Continued To Be Developed? This quote by James Comey depicts just how far technology has come and how well it has integrated into our lives. Over the last decade, technology has done nothing but advance, and people, especially teenagers, have become very accustomed to using it in their everyday lives. Gadgets such as cars, phones, and computers have all been created over time to make our lives easier and more efficient. But lately, tech creators have switched their traditional view from building faster, lighter, and more powerful gadgets to try and create a piece of tech that learns all by itself.
Although they were quit busy translating the known knowledge into Arabic, the Islamic civilization made its mark towards many aspects in the different life fields even there are words like Algebra and cipher comes from Arabic words. Al-Khwarizmi is a math scientist who invented to what it's called Algorithm which is taken of his name. he is one of the famous people who contributed in computing that he invented the algebra." Alongside the Babylonians and Indians, the Egyptians are largely responsible for the shape of mathematics as we know it. Their knowledge and techniques passed on to the Greeks, helping the Hellenes to develop their great store of mathematical knowledge.