Philosophy of Technology

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Month: November 2016

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…

The CRISPR Future Might Be a Little Blurred

Matthew Liao led a very interesting discussion on the topic of “Designing Humans” during a recent trip to our class….

Why only recently has Artificial Intelligence become a real possibilty

Kevin Kelly Discusses Artificial Intelligence in The Inevitable [Book Excerpt] Artificial intelligence (AI) has been hyped for decades but only…

Reproductive Genetic Engineering – Who Will Have Access to It?

Genetic engineering is a kind of biotechnology used to modify the genetic makeup of cells. It has a wide range…

Immunization Engineering and Ethics

     The article, “Immune Engineering,” published by MIT Technology Review, covers the current status of using modified T cells…

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