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The Benefits and Challenges of Self-Driven Cars and Drones
Much commendation to the Department of Transportation on the last press release that stated, the government is willing to give the requirements for self-driven cars and drones in the next six months. 2013 being the last time that the issue of automated vehicles had been mentioned at a national level, there was no clear indi...
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The Potential Negative Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Future
The likes of Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and Elon Musk have sounded
the alarm bells on the dangers of artificial intelligence. Others seemed to
think that we can just simply pull the plug or press the "self-destruct"
button if things don't go according to plan. It would not be dissimilar to
taking the batteries out of your...
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A Comparison of the Human Mind and a Machine
Philosophy—Minds and Machines Is it possible for a machine to feel pain? It is possible for a machine to have personal beliefs, attitudes, or desires? Can a machine have a mind that is comparable to a human mind? These are all questions that have long been discussed by people around the world. While some people may believe...
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The Possibility of Robots Having Minds and Its Application on Functionalism
What Do Mini-Man Robots Have to Do with It? The two questions, “who can have a mind?” and “how do we know?” are particularly troubling in philosophy, and the answers vary depending on which theory is espoused. Some theories are problematic because they make it difficult to conclusively tell who can think. Others because th...
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Drones as an Alternative for Driving on Roads
No Roads? There’s a Drone for that An inventor, designer, and entrepreneur, Andreas Raptopoulos in 2013, he gave an intellectual talk “No roads? There a drone for that.” Along with his esteemed colleagues, they created a drone networking system called “Matternet” to develop a new mode of transportation. This revolutionary...
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A History of the IRobot Company for the Design of Robots
IRobot company is a very extraordinary and creative company founded in 1990. This company designs robots that help out in everyday life from cleaning the floors to military or police use. It is the first company that incorporated robots for everyday living. This company sold over six million robots to people in US alone...
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An Examination of How Yelp Works
Yelp uses an algorithm to determine the order in which restaurants appear (see below). This is a public relevance algorithm (an algorithm that determines what results are relevant to the user’s search terms) because it tells us which restaurants are supposedly the best in their category for a given area. Yelp processes in...
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The Wonders of Nanotechnology
Scientists only invented the technology needed to see atoms 30 years ago and since Nanotechnology is just as small. The goal of making things from the molecular level up it is something that was initiated less than 30 years ago. To work with something on the molecular level is very difficult because as most people know mole...
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The Controversial Issue of Automation in the Workforce
Technology has become an omnipresent force in people’s daily lives.Most people have at least one friend or family member who has worked with automated technology. A society caught up in the hype of the latest gadgets likeI-Phones, Fibits, and gaming systems, can easily forget any hesitations that can come with automation in...
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Why Two of Leon Neyfahk's Articles, “Can a Machine Be too Nice?” and “My Brief, Strange Life as a Robot” Lost My Interest
As a reader, I didn’t particularly connect to either of Leon Neyfahk’s articles. In “Can a machine be too nice?” I felt confused as to what his actual opinion was on the topic, while in “My Brief, Strange Life as a Robot” he lost my interest when he started to think of the robot as himself. Neyfahk’s first article lost my...
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Robots in the Future
Introduction According to the report of International Federation of Robotics in 2008 the world's robot population has reached 8.6 million. That is a little less than the population of New Jersey (Guizzo, Erico). From this data it is clear that high percentage of humanity does not realize how much they are surrounded by rob...
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A Comparison of Arguments Regarding Cyborgs in Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway and Refiguring the Radical Cyborg by Carl Silvio
Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto” and Carl Silvio’s “Refiguring the Radical Cyborg” both present interesting and opposing arguments. The former seems to make a case for cyborgs as a method of casting away masculine and feminine archetypes, while the latter spends much of its time attempting to destroy that argument by citi...
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Self-Healing in Information Technology
A Self-Healing Grid "Self-Healing" is a term in information technology, and refers to any
piece of technology that can detect when it is not working correctly and
take steps to rectify the problem without human intervention. The most
notable current application of self-healing is the architecture of the
internet, in...
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Increasing the Intelligence of Autonomus Robots
Artificial intelligence(AI) has become one of the most important aspect of modern era and its significant has made the daily life much easier in many different ways. As we know today, there are many different types of artificial intelligence (AI) being used in different areas of Academic research; however, this paper will m...
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The Study of Fractal Geometry and Its Application in the Field of Artificial Intelligence
Fractal Geometry and Advancements in Artificial Intelligence The term “fractal” was coined in 1975 by a French mathematician by the name of Benoit Mandelbrot, who later became famous for his discovery of the Mandelbrot Set or M-set during his time working at IBM. At the time, Mandelbrot’s personal definition of a fractal w...
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An Analysis of a World Without Money and the Dangers of Robots in Full Control of Society
Imagine a future where there was no money and humans did not have to work because everything was provided for them by machines. Would this be good for humanity. Normally, human always have purpose and destination, but if there are no goals, they will lose their ways. Because since the technology has developed, it become...
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An Analysis of the Article on the History, Importance and Benefits of Artificial Intelligence
Over the last fifty decades, artificial intelligence has become a hot emerging technology in the corporate arena. With most company’s endeavoring to look for better production and operations methods that results to more efficiency, most company’s such as Honda are investing heavily in artificial intelligence. While implemen...
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Humans Should Be Careful in Creating Cyborgs
Cyber Ethics of Cyborgs The great philosopher Aristotle believed that humans had a fixed nature and should not be tampered with, although the 19th century philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre believed “existence precedes essence” which humans have their own freedom to choose to do what they wish. These two philosophical theories c...
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An Analysis of the Ethical Computer Story "Case of the Killer Robot"
The “Case of the Killer Robot”, is an ethical computer story about a man who was killed by a malfunctioned robot. There are many people in this story who the blame could be placed on and many people in this story who really had no idea what was going on, and are not at fault for what happened. The main characters are Randy...
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Should We Give a Robot the Semblance of Humanity?
In a very real sense, the future is full of possibilities. Creating actual sentient, potentially sapient robots is one of them. Even now, scientists around the world are working on integrating machines capable of learning into vaguely humanoid bodies with senses that correspond to our own. Sonny, the character from I, Robot...
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Google's Self-Driving Car
A self-driving car also known as a driverless car is an independent car that can achieve the engagements of the humans as if a person were driving a traditional vehicle. We may say that the vehicle is not dependent on people as the vehicle simply prerequisites to be automated with the journey's end or destination. The power...
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An Analysis of the Simulation of Observing Life Behaviours Through Roboethology
Simulation of Observing Life Behaviours through Roboethology Abstract In many cases, it is impossible to answer a particular scientific question only by a single investigation. There are many factors by which the particular investigation might have been led to its current result, and some of them might be due to specif...
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An Introduction to Programming a Robot's Behavior
Robotics Experience: Creating a Novel Behaviour for a Robot Abstract Robotics is the field where the concept of embodied cognition gives so much explanation to various questions cast within the field. This in the same vein as the fact that for robots, it is completely certain that the inputs they accept and the outputs...
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An Introduction to Braitenberg Vehicles
On the Actualization of Braitenberg Vehicles Abstract The principles behind Braitenberg vehicles indicate a simple, but very important message: intelligence may not necessarily be a “godsend” existence whose mechanism has the complexity beyond the human capacity of explanation. Instead, intelligence might be the reactio...
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Functionalism and its Role in Artificial Intellgence
There is a saying, “The difference between a genius and a fool is but a sheet of paper.” I agree with that. If a “genius” refers to an entity with considerable intelligence, and a “fool” to an entity with less or no intelligence, we may say from here that the difference between the two, which is the degree or presence of in...
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