What are the essential differences between a developed human being of average intelligence and health and a computer?

FORUM 5 – 16 September to 22 September 2019

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?

https://www.ted.com/talks/leila_takayama_what_s_it_like_to_be_a_robot?language=en

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnT1xgZgkpk

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4kyRyKyOpo

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