Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SPELL THE END OF THE HUMAN RACE?


Listen to Professor Stephen Hawking’s views on artificial intelligence.
Think about to what extent you agree with this prediction. When you have decided, do your research and make notes. The reading material this time is composed of a series of relatively short texts. When your research is complete, write an argumentative essay.
Reading material to annotate
·         “Artificial intelligence could end the human race” http://www.livescience.com/48972-stephen-hawking-artificial-intelligence-threat.html
·         “Understanding artificial intelligence” https://sites.google.com/site/understandai/danger
·         “The men trying to save us from machines” http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/382555/the-men-trying-to-save-us-from-the-machines
·         “Elon Musk: I'm Worried About A 'Terminator'-Like Scenario Erupting From Artificial Intelligence” http://www.businessinsider.com/musk-on-artificial-intelligence-2014-6
·         “Is artificial intelligence a threat? http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Artificial-Intelligence-a/148763?cid=megamenu
·         “Is artificial intelligence a threat?” http://www.marcelgagne.com/content/artificial-intelligence-threat-0
·         “Why we should think about the threat of artificial intelligence” http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/why-we-should-think-about-the-threat-of-artificial-intelligence
·         “Up for debate: is artificial intelligence a threat to humanity?” https://cogito.cty.jhu.edu/40133/up-for-debate-is-artificial-intelligence-a-threat-to-humanity/
Videos to watch and make notes on
·         “Artificial intelligence: an existential threat”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReSc_ZlY_FU
“Artificial intelligence is mankind’s biggest threat” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NTb10Au-Ic

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