Tuesday, November 19, 2013
the peripatetic namless 6 (17-1)
Once again our little group went on a peripatetic romp so I have no idea what the other groups talked about. As for us we talked on a range of topics from Sacks' take on artificial intelligence, Ayer's validity, the redundancy theory and fear and superstition. If you give a robot the ability to experience the world and make connections from it's experiences would you be able to call it human? I personally believe that the robot would not be considered human but alive. Although not alive in the since of you, me, or my cat but alive in that it is aware of itself. In order for that robot to become human it would need to be able to express and read emotions. If you are a fan of J.J. Abram then you might know that he has a new T.V. series on FOX called Almost Human. If not here is a brief synapsis of the show in the future all cops are required to have a robot partner but there is one that doesn't like robots so here is stuck with one that has what is called a "synthetic soul". Basically he was designed to feel emotions like Data and David, from Star Trek and Ai.