Philosophy Response


FORUM 5 – 16 September to 22 September 209 

Text Task:  What  are the essential differences between a developed human being of  average intelligence and health and a computer?  After reviewing the  links showing some of the latest humanoid robots from Japan, explain why  or why not we could foresee the possibility of human-robot marriages  and relationships, equivalent to a human relationship. 

Video Task:  Review EACH of  the links listed and report some idea that you find particularly  thought-provoking.  Use elements of Chapter 7 of the Rachels text to  support your claim.

Leila Takayama – What’s it like to be a robot?

Nick Bostrom: What happens when our computers get smarter than we are? – TED Talk

Jeremy Howard: The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn – TED Talk

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