Artificial Intelligence

Karen Hart
Saturday, February 1, 2020

What does it mean to be alive? This scheme of work looks at different types of artificial intelligence, from the robots of old sci-fi comics and films, to the convincing humanoids being developed today – and the way people have imagined their development could lead in the future, as in films such as Ex Machina and Terminator and TV series such as Humans. When does artificial intelligence cross the line between machine and human? And, considering this, when should we, as human beings, start showing empathy towards AI? Each of the six sessions here is based on a one-hour lesson, but they can be mixed and matched as you please.

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