Read this short story and complete the exercises below.
- Find, translate and publish 10-15 new words. Publish as a comment.
- Explain, in your own words, what a Turing test is. Post as a comment.
- Why is the rhyme question a good one?
- What do you make of the short story you just read. What are your thoughts and reactions?
- Make sure you can use the words below in a sentence. Publish some. 🙂
- Check up the biography of Alan Turing. What is his relation to Apple, according to urban legend. What did House of Commons do recently in relation to him?
Turing in The Imitation Game
Discuss with a friend and write answers.
- What do you understand as Artificial Intelligence?
- Do you think that we are close to creating this? Why / why not?
- What are some benefits or potential positives of AI?
- What are some risks or potential dangers of AI?
- Are you more optimistic or pessimistic about artificial intelligence technology? Why?
- One often mentioned risk is that AI (or robots) will take over people’s jobs; what do you think about this argument?
- What kinds of jobs do you think robots can do already?
- If robots really did take over all (or most) jobs, what do you think would happen?
- From before the industrial revolution economists and other experts have been predicting that at some point machines (now robots) will take over all jobs and people will have no need to work so hard and therefore we will all have more leisure time. What do you think of this statement?
- Do you think that robots could become more intelligent than humans? Why / why not?
- Do you think Artificial Intelligence also means that computers could possibly become conscious or self-aware? Why / why not?
- Isaac Asimov was a biochemist, but he is most popular for his sci-fi novels and short stories he wrote, as well as for his 3 laws of robotics (now included in most popular media about robots as well as innovators’ consideration of robot-human interaction). What are the three laws of robotics? (1. a robot may not injure a human being or allow a human to be injured; 2. a robot must obey all human commands, as long as it does not cross the first rule; 3. a robot must protect its own existence, as long as it does not cross the first two rules.)
- Do you think these three laws are enough to protect people from robots?