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Nature vs Nurture vs The Maze

Machine learning and consciousness in Westworld “Do you realize whose voice I wanted you to hear?” (spoilers for Westworld Season…

Romantic Tension Between Machines and Humans

Romantic Tension Between Machines and Humans My expectation for Turing’s paper was a dense and complex academic piece filled with…

Machine’s Moral Decision-Making

According to a research report conducted by Gartner in 2017, the hype around artificial intelligence is at its peak. The…

Desensitization to Violence in VR

David Chalmers explores the question of how real is virtual reality. The main claim of Chalmers’ essay ‘The Virtual and…

Ava: the Road to Super-Moral Agency

The film Ex Machina presents us Ava, an artificial intelligence embodied in a female body. Ava is pretty, curious, smart, seemingly…

The Marinovich Project: 30 for 30

The Marinovich Project details the extreme and borderline unethical athletic development that Marv Marinovich placed under his son in order…

Bioempathic receptivity

 In her short story “Vaster Than Empires and More Slow”, science fiction novelist Ursula K. Le Guin illustrates an inter-planetary…

One vs. Five

When I was reading “Moral Learning” by Peter Railton, one example stood out to me. That is what he called…

Comparison: Turing Test & the test in Ex Mechina

In his paper Computing Machine and Intelligence, Turing introduced his test of intelligence: the imitation game. In the movie Ex…

What’s the Next Step for AI Translation?

Two weeks ago, Boao Forum, an annual event bringing Asian politic leaders with the aim to enhance economic integration in…

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