Posts Tagged Artificial Intelligence

Cogito Ergo Su(m/n)day Review in the NY Times: Graziano’s Eliminativism

The New York Times Sunday review features a short article by Michael Graziano, a neuroscientist at Princeton, arguing for eliminativism. The gist of the piece is that subjective experiences are flawed approximations of data given by external stimuli structured by the mechanistic physical system that is the brain, such that it can be said that […]

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Her (and the Turing test and expressing humanity)

Last evening I saw Spike Jonze’s new motion picture ‘Her’, the melancholy drenched tale of a lonely man who falls in love with his highly intelligent operating system. While Joaquin Phoenix exhibited some fantastic talent in his authentic expression of a wide range of emotions, the movie does become monotonous in only having his singular […]

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Robot & Frank (and Rossian Pluralism)

In continuing with the recent discussion of robot ethics, I want to  consider the challenge to absolute, monistic moral reasons posed by a movie I just watched for the first time, “Robot & Frank”. I greatly enjoyed the movie — aside from its predominate focus on morality, it also dealt a great deal with theories […]

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Alan (and the ethics of Turing tests [Ought a computer to pass the Turing test?])

TED has been publishing an excellent series of blogs this week on the ethics of drones and Artificial Intelligence (AI), which has implored me to write on another ethical dimension of artificial intelligence: that a computer would have to lie in order to pass the Turing test. I want to spend a moment providing some […]

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