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CptS 401 Adam Carter. 7.5. Last Week ( yay !). Last reading on Wednesday Will go over the exam on Thursday Exam & Final paper due on Friday!. Quiz Question .

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Cpts 401 adam carter

CptS 401

Adam Carter

7.5


Last week yay

Last Week (yay!)

  • Last reading on Wednesday

  • Will go over the exam on Thursday

  • Exam & Final paper due on Friday!


Quiz question

Quiz Question

The point at which artificial intelligence or combined human/machine intelligence advances so far that we cannot comprehend the outcome is known as

  • the point of no return

  • artificial intelligence netherland

  • technological singularity

  • supreme artificial life

  • None of the above


Answer

Answer

C. Technological Singularity

  • What evidence indicates that we will reach such a point?

  • What evidence speaks against it?

  • Do you think we will ever reach such a point?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Don’t know


Question 11

Question 11

  • The argument for laws that prohibit the practice of telemedicine by doctors not licensed in that state is

  • It keeps out charlatans and quacks

  • Not doing so leads to a significant competitive threat

  • Could lead to the detriment of local physicians in private practice

  • None of the above

  • More than one of the above


Answer1

Answer

  • E

  • Are these arguments valid?


Quiz question1

Quiz Question

  • According to the book, Neil Postman’s argument that technology does what it is designed to do ignores:

  • Human responsibility

  • Choice

  • Innovation

  • None of the above

  • All of the above


Answer2

Answer

  • E (387-388)

  • Does technology always do what it was intended to do?


Quiz question2

Quiz Question

  • Joseph Weizenbaum argued against the development of what technology

  • Artificial intelligence

  • The Internet

  • Speech recognition systems

  • Cell phones


Answer3

Answer

  • C (389)

  • Are these arguments valid:

    • Problem too complex

    • Cost prohibitive

    • Limited use

    • Dangerous military application

    • Prone to government misuse


Botched predictions

Botched Predictions

  • Every city will need a telephone

  • Alternating Current is too dangerous

  • World market for 5 computers

  • Computers will weigh only 1.5 tons

  • No reason for an individual to own a computer


Discussion

Discussion

  • Should we fear the future described in the book?


Group discussion

Group Discussion

  • Form into groups, decide whether or not the following are sufficient protection from robot attacks:

  • A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

  • A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

  • A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.


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