The Green Team • Information Technology shapes us more than we shape it. • The case against it.
The Green Team Leader Marc Hanlon Speaker 1 Billy Doran Helpers: Mark Egan Speaker 2 Daniel Kavanagh Helpers: Derek Fitzgerald Speaker 3 Marc Hanlon Helpers: Magali Vaccon Rebuttal Niall Glynn
Our Argument • Speaker 1 : Billy Doran • What does the motion mean? Definition of keywords. • Technology is precipitated by human desires, wants and needs. • Introduction • Speaker 2 : Daniel Kavanagh • Artificial Intelligence • Creation (Playing God) • In our own image • Speaker 3 : Marc Hanlon • Summary
Definitions • The motion is stating that, Information Technology is molding us (people) to be more like I.T., more than we mold I.T. to be more like people.
Speaker 1 • Billy Doran • Point 1: Technology is precipitated by human desires, wants and needs.
Speaker 2 • Daniel Kavanagh • Point 1: Artificial Intelligence • Point 2: Creation (Playing God) • Point 3: In our own image
Point 1 • Artificial Intelligence • Examples of AI problems are computer vision (building a system that can understand images as well as a human) and natural language processing (building a system that can understand and speak a human language as well as a human). Asimo http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/
Point 2 • Creation (Playing God) • Creator: God – www.dictionary.com • Genesis 1:27 • So God created man in his own image, • in the image of God he created him; • male and female he created them. • We created robots in our own image. God http://www.copadorer.com/
Point 3 • In our own image. • When do you draw the line between a robot being a robot and a robot being a life form? • Life form: The characteristic of a mature organism. - www.dictionary.com Hertz http://radio.weblogs.com/
The Motion • These points have shown the motion to be FALSE in that we are never-ending in our quest to shape technology.
Speaker 3 • Marc Hanlon