Human intelligence is an intricate interaction of billions of neurons, which scientists still do not understand to this day. Machine intelligence is based on algorithms or complex mathematics equations that act as the driving force for reasoning and thought for machines. These robots use algorithms to make its own decisions by not outlining any parameters in how to complete a task like a normal machine, but using its own reasoning to determine its own solution. A.I technology is still in its infant stages, but it has already made major improvements in the 21st century. Companies like Amazon already use A.I automation to assist workers in their warehouses to increase logistic productivity.
In this essay I am going to discuss about the topic: “Science fiction often plays off the real against the artificial, either in the form of humans versus non-human (androids, cyborgs, synthetics), or the world versus the non-world (cyberspace, inner-space, intentional space)”. I have chosen the films “The Matrix” and “Bicentennial Man” An explosion in information access and exchange is fueling the Information Superhighway that was created as a result of the computer revolution. If technology has truly become a god, then cyberspace is definitely its bible. Its scope is endless; its breadth enormous. Although the foundation of cyberspace, the computer, definitely serves to dehumanize culture, the Information Superhighway itself does not.
Speedy, the robot with the conflict, is casually ordered to do ... ... middle of paper ... ...ship. The machines exist because of humans and humans cannot exist without the machines. In Isaac Asimov's novel, I, Robot, robots have come a long way starting with the inaudible Robbie all the way to the machines that control the world. The irony of the society is that in the first story robots were not socially acceptable but in the final story, society depends on robots for survival. Not only have the robots and the Laws evolved in Asimov's novel, but his society has as well.
John Searle, a Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Language, described Watson to be a computer that simply was able to manipulate symbols and generate an answer (215). As astounding as this may seem, most would believe that computers should be able to generate a feasible answer and get it correct. In reality, Watson is just like the programs on computers and other devices. Stanley Fish, a literary theorist, thinks that though the super computer can process very well it could never reach the full capacity of the human intellect (218). The weird thing about all the discussions of this intelligent computer is the computer does not know it is being talked about or the fact that it is processing information.
Robots Webster’s New World Dictionary defines a robot as any anthropomorphic mechanical being built to do routine manual work for human beings. This term was popularized by the Czech dramatist Karel Capek (1890-1938) in his 1921 play Russum’s Universal Robots (R.U.R.). The term has been used in fiction to describe self-controlling machines that resemble human beings. This concept has been the basis of stories starting centuries before, but has become popular due to the writings of science fiction writers and movies. Isaac Asimov’s (1920-1992) book I, Robot started the recent interest in robots and this interest has been fostered by recent movies that glamorize robots, i.e.
First thought in my mind is how can someone want to create something that has the potential to learn on its own. That is a crazy concept because if you can create something that has the ability to adapt and teach itself new things, that has the potential to be a serious threat. In an article from BBC News they mention a quote that was said by Stephen Hawking, “AI could spell the end of human race.” (link 2) Coming from one of the smartest men on this planet that is a scary thing to read. In the movie Ava the AI seems to be a well controlled robot in the begging scenes, but throughout the movie you end up finding out what she is capable of. Something that is robotic and can become smarter over time through experience, is not okay.
Pop culture has explored this idea and gave fictional tales of what can happen if artificial intelligence “goes bad”. While it may not be a credible source, it still has room for interpretation. Allowing robotics what is arguably the most influential trait today, a mind, is a frightening thought. Researching the human mind is still a field of study today and is not fully understood. How can scientists and researchers behind artificial intelligence accurately come up with how the human mind interacts with itself and its surroundings?
There are some elements that are needed for an autonomous robot: pneumatics, hydraulic actuators, electromagnetic actuators, stepper motors, vision, touch, linkages, and sensors (Bekey 55-67). Although there is a variation of material used for each specific robot, the commonality among all is are the elements being used to make a robot. (READ ON MORE ABOUT ROBOTICS AND WHAT GOES INTO A ROBOT) IF NEEDED Human Robot Interaction (HRI) has recently emerged in today’s world, and has increasingly gained interest from researchers. An autonomous robot can be seen as a replacement for a common object or can take us places we have never been before. According to the article “... ... middle of paper ... ...t car was the T car from Ford.
Ever since the invention of the computer, they have been a mystery, even to the smartest of scientists. With the ongoing development of artificial intelligence and high population of computer literate people, the possibility of computers with minds must be re-evaluated. The initial question that must be answered before tackling the mind/computer problem is how do you define a mind? This is something that philosophers have been trying to answer for hundreds of years, long before the invention of the computer. Renee Descartes supported the concept of ‘dualism’ which is the belief that the mind is a separate non-physical entity associated with the body during its life.
Robots for people: Do we really need them? Introduction: Scientific progress makes huge milestones toward developing new advanced technologies which are more and more present in human lives. Today robots replace people in many spheres such as health care, security and military, industry, education, entertainment and science. Role of robots becomes more significant because they are able to do the job which people are not able to perform well. Sometimes people are too lazy to do some routine work, due to such situation those tasks could be delegated to machines.