Philosophy of Technology

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AI Existential Risk and Simulated Worlds

Musk – AI Existencial Risk Musk – Simulated Worlds The future of artificial intelligence is promising. Smart cars, automation, and…

Blog 3:The extension and restriction of human power in the era of cognisphere

In her paper “Unfinished Work: From Cyborg to Cognisphere”, N. Katherine Hayles turns people’s attention from cyborg to a new…

When the “Sexiest Woman Alive” is Actually a Cyborg

You don’t need a fetish for cyborgs to find Scarlett Johansson sexually attractive, but it might help.

How Important are the Social Implications of Biotechnology?

In Professor Matthew Liao’s “Selecting Children” paper, as well as in his presentation to our class two weeks ago, Liao…

Predestined life in Brave new world and selecting children

In S. Matthew Liao’s article “Selecting Children: The Ethics of Reproductive Genetic Engineering”, he listed different arguments for or against genetic selection,…

The ethics of (Human-grade) Artificial Intelligence Design in a world with AI rights. Are we morally obliged to design them a specific way? 

Let’s suppose for a moment that we live in a world where: 1. Human-grade artificial intelligences not only exist but…

When Evolution Happens to Technology

Imagine a system that can think what other system thinks that other system thinks and this hole goes ever deeper….

Uploading Consciousness: Becoming Post Human

Literary critic and writer N. Katherine Hayles presents an interesting perspective on the discussion of the man’s transcendence beyond mere human….

This article by Gina Kolata, “Chinese Scientist Edit Genes of Human Embryos, Raising Concerns” explores the ethics of germ line…

Turing Test Revised: The Winograd Schema Challenge

Name: Joseph Young Net ID: Jay283 Article Link: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601897/tougher-turing-test-exposes-chatbots-stupidity/ Course Related Academic Article: Alan Turing’s “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” Course…

Philosophy of Technology at NYU Shanghai, a course by Anna Greenspan and Brad Weslake.