The Machine Question

Author: David J. Gunkel
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262304511
Release Date: 2012-07-13
Genre: Philosophy

One of the enduring concerns of moral philosophy is deciding who or what is deserving of ethical consideration. Much recent attention has been devoted to the "animal question" -- consideration of the moral status of nonhuman animals. In this book, David Gunkel takes up the "machine question": whether and to what extent intelligent and autonomous machines of our own making can be considered to have legitimate moral responsibilities and any legitimate claim to moral consideration. The machine question poses a fundamental challenge to moral thinking, questioning the traditional philosophical conceptualization of technology as a tool or instrument to be used by human agents. Gunkel begins by addressing the question of machine moral agency: whether a machine might be considered a legitimate moral agent that could be held responsible for decisions and actions. He then approaches the machine question from the other side, considering whether a machine might be a moral patient due legitimate moral consideration. Finally, Gunkel considers some recent innovations in moral philosophy and critical theory that complicate the machine question, deconstructing the binary agent--patient opposition itself. Technological advances may prompt us to wonder if the science fiction of computers and robots whose actions affect their human companions (think of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey) could become science fact. Gunkel's argument promises to influence future considerations of ethics, ourselves, and the other entities who inhabit this world.

The Machine Question

Author: David J. Gunkel
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 0262534630
Release Date: 2017-09
Genre: Robotics

An investigation into the assignment of moral responsibilities and rights to intelligent and autonomous machines of our own making. One of the enduring concerns of moral philosophy is deciding who or what is deserving of ethical consideration. Much recent attention has been devoted to the "animal question" -- consideration of the moral status of nonhuman animals. In this book, David Gunkel takes up the "machine question": whether and to what extent intelligent and autonomous machines of our own making can be considered to have legitimate moral responsibilities and any legitimate claim to moral consideration. The machine question poses a fundamental challenge to moral thinking, questioning the traditional philosophical conceptualization of technology as a tool or instrument to be used by human agents. Gunkel begins by addressing the question of machine moral agency: whether a machine might be considered a legitimate moral agent that could be held responsible for decisions and actions. He then approaches the machine question from the other side, considering whether a machine might be a moral patient due legitimate moral consideration. Finally, Gunkel considers some recent innovations in moral philosophy and critical theory that complicate the machine question, deconstructing the binary agent--patient opposition itself. Technological advances may prompt us to wonder if the science fiction of computers and robots whose actions affect their human companions (think of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey) could become science fact. Gunkel's argument promises to influence future considerations of ethics, ourselves, and the other entities who inhabit this world.

The Machine Question

Author: David J. Gunkel
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 0262017431
Release Date: 2012
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

An investigation into the assignment of moral responsibilities and rights to intelligent and autonomous machines of our own making.

Machine Shop Essentials

Author: Frank M Marlow, P.E
Publisher:
ISBN: 0975996304
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This is the first really new machine shop practice text in nearly 20 years.

To Be a Machine

Author: Mark O'Connell
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781101911594
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Computers

"A globe-spanning investigation into the Transhumanist movement, considering the tech billionaires, scientific luminaries, and DIY body-hackers attempting to prolong, improve, and ultimately transcend the limits of human life"--

The Book of Questions

Author: Gregory Stock
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761178682
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Self-Help

The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, a New York Times bestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing. This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves and how they really feel about the world. The revised edition includes more than 100 all-new questions that delve into such topics as the disappearing border between man and machine—How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer? The challenges of being a parent—Would you completely rewrite your child’s college-application essays if it would help him get into a better school? The never-endingly interesting topic of sex—Would you be willing to give up sex for a year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you now have? And of course the meaning of it all—If you were handed an envelope with the date of your death inside, and you knew you could do nothing to alter your fate, would you look? The Book of Questions may be the only publication that challenges—and even changes—the way you view the world, without offering a single opinion of its own.

Towards a Code of Ethics for Artificial Intelligence

Author: Paula Boddington
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319606484
Release Date: 2017-11-09
Genre: Computers

The author investigates how to produce realistic and workable ethical codes or regulations in this rapidly developing field to address the immediate and realistic longer-term issues facing us. She spells out the key ethical debates concisely, exposing all sides of the arguments, and addresses how codes of ethics or other regulations might feasibly be developed, looking for pitfalls and opportunities, drawing on lessons learned in other fields, and explaining key points of professional ethics. The book provides a useful resource for those aiming to address the ethical challenges of AI research in meaningful and practical ways.

The Mind and the Machine

Author: Matthew T. Dickerson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781498203852
Release Date: 2016-07-29
Genre: Philosophy

Are humans just complex biochemical machines, mere physical parts of a causally closed materialist universe? Are we approaching the so-called "Singularity" when human consciousness can (and will) be downloaded into computers? Or is there more to the human person--something that might be known as soul or spirit? As this book makes clear, the answers to these questions have profound implications to topics such as heroism, creativity, ecology, and the possibility of reason and science. In exploring this important topic, Dickerson engages the ideas of some well-known twentieth- and twenty-first-century espousers of physicalism, including philosopher Daniel Dennett (Consciousness Explained), biologist Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), futurist-engineer Raymond Kurzweil (The Age of Spiritual Machines), psychologist B. F. Skinner (Beyond Freedom and Dignity), and mathematician-philosopher Bertrand Russell (Why I Am Not a Christian). Through a careful reading of their works, Dickerson not only provides a five-fold critique of physicalism, but also offers a Christian alternative in the form of "integrative dualism," which affirms the existence of both a physical and spiritual reality without diminishing the goodness or importance of either, and acknowledges that humans are spiritual as well as bodily persons.

The Influencing Machine Brooke Gladstone on the Media

Author: Brooke Gladstone
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393077797
Release Date: 2011-05-23
Genre: Social Science

The cohost of NPR's On the Media narrates, in cartoon form, two millennia of the influence of the media on the populace, from newspapers in Caesar's Rome to the penny press of the American Revolution to today. 30,000 first printing.

Human Machine

Author: Paul R. Daugherty
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781633693876
Release Date: 2018-03-20
Genre: Computers

AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready? Look around you. Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion. It's here right now--in software that senses what we need, supply chains that "think" in real time, and robots that respond to changes in their environment. Twenty-first-century pioneer companies are already using AI to innovate and grow fast. The bottom line is this: Businesses that understand how to harness AI can surge ahead. Those that neglect it will fall behind. Which side are you on? In Human + Machine, Accenture leaders Paul R. Daugherty and H. James (Jim) Wilson show that the essence of the AI paradigm shift is the transformation of all business processes within an organization--whether related to breakthrough innovation, everyday customer service, or personal productivity habits. As humans and smart machines collaborate ever more closely, work processes become more fluid and adaptive, enabling companies to change them on the fly--or to completely reimagine them. AI is changing all the rules of how companies operate. Based on the authors' experience and research with 1,500 organizations, the book reveals how companies are using the new rules of AI to leap ahead on innovation and profitability, as well as what you can do to achieve similar results. It describes six entirely new types of hybrid human + machine roles that every company must develop, and it includes a "leader’s guide" with the five crucial principles required to become an AI-fueled business. Human + Machine provides the missing and much-needed management playbook for success in our new age of AI.

Most Frequently Asked Machine Learning Questions and Answer

Author: Andrew Paul
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1978330650
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Genre:

Most Frequently Asked Machine Learning Questions and Answers The Most Commonly Asked Machine Learning Questions and Answer to Ace Your Machine Learning Interview Machine learning jobs is the most dominated the list of top tech jobs today machine, learning engineer job postings saw an increase of 191% in 2017 With the demand for machine learning engineers and data scientists outstripping the supply, organizations are finding it difficult to hire skilled talent and so are prospective candidates for machine learning jobs finding it difficult to ace a machine learning interview. This Guide will teach you how to answer machine learning questions that are asked by potential employers so that you are able to ace your machine learning interview and get your dream job Order this book today and be confident of acing your interview in flying colors

Of Remixology

Author: David J. Gunkel
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262033930
Release Date: 2015-12-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A new theory of moral and aesthetic value for the age of remix, going beyond the usual debates over originality and appropriation.

The Muse in the Machine

Author: David Gelernter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451603746
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Psychology

A leading mind in the world of artificial intelligence answers the provocative question: “Can we introduce emotion into the computer?” Can we introduce emotion into the computer? David Gelernter, one of the leading lights in artificial intelligence today, begins The Muse in the Machine with this provocative question. In providing an answer, he not only points to a future revolution in computers, but radically changes our views of the human mind itself. Bringing together insights from computer science, cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind, and literary theory, David Gelernter presents what is sure to be a much debated view of how humans have thought, how we think today, and how computers will learn to think in the future.

Moral Machines

Author: Wendell Wallach
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199737970
Release Date: 2010-07-15
Genre: Computers

"Moral Machines is a fine introduction to the emerging field of robot ethics. There is much here that will interest ethicists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, and roboticists." ---Peter Danielson, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews --