I recently finished reading David J. Gunkel’s book of the same name in which the author challenges the reader to understand the philosophical questions related to our perspective on artificial intelligence (AI) and machines in the 21st century. The HAL computer of Arthur C. Clar
Introducing our first guest blogger at 21st Century Tech Blog. His name is Ricky Dyson and I’ve included a short biography so you can get to know him. I’m hoping to hear from him again and encourage other readers and visitors to consider making contributions to this conver
The manifesto of the 10,000 members of Initiative 2045 begins with the following: “Honorable businessmen and businesswomen, members of the Forbes richest list: human life is unique and priceless. It is only when we have to part with life do we realize just how much we have not
Is the dehumanizing of our species our fate in the 21st century? Will humans become hybrids combining the machines they create with themselves? When will artificial intelligence surpass human intelligence? What are the implications of our pursuit in creating intelligent machines?
Robotics and automatons have always fascinated the human species. From capturing human likeness in sculpture to the creation of mechanical devices that simulated human movement and intelligence, we have always pursued the creation of humanoid-like machines. In the 21st century we are