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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...