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Robotics, AI, and Humanity

Science, Ethics, and Policy

by Joachim von Braun, Margaret S. Archer, Gregory M. Reichberg, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

Robotics, AI, and Humanity

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Book Description

This open book examines recent advances in how artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have elicited widespread debate over their benefits and drawbacks for humanity. The emergent technologies have for instance implications within medicine and health care, employment, transport, manufacturing, agriculture, and armed conflict. While there has been considerable attention devoted to robotics/AI applications in each of these domains, a fuller picture of their connections and the possible consequences for our shared humanity seems needed. This volume covers multidisciplinary research, examines current research frontiers in AI/robotics and likely impacts on societal well-being, human - robot relationships, as well as the opportunities and risks for sustainable development and peace. The attendant ethical and religious dimensions of these technologies are addressed and implications for regulatory policies on the use and future development of AI/robotics technologies are elaborated.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Differences Between Natural and Artificial Cognitive Systems
Chapter 2
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence and Effective Universal Induction
Chapter 3
What Is Consciousness, and Could Machines Have It?
Chapter 4
Could a Robot Be Conscious? Some Lessons from Philosophy
Chapter 5
Robotics and the Global Organisation of Production
Chapter 6
AI/Robotics and the Poor
Chapter 7
Robotics and AI in Food Security and Innovation: Why They Matter and How to Harness Their Power
Chapter 8
Robotics in the Classroom: Hopes or Threats?
Chapter 9
Humans Judged by Machines: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate
Chapter 10
Designing Robots for the Battlefield: State of the Art
Chapter 11
Applying AI on the Battlefield: The Ethical Debates
Chapter 12
AI Nuclear Winter or AI That Saves Humanity? AI and Nuclear Deterrence
Chapter 13
The AI and Robot Entity
Chapter 14
Friendship Between Human Beings and AI Robots?

Book Details

Robotics, AI, and Humanity
Science and Mathematics
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
7.9 MB

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