"Emotional Robots", Connected, level 4, November 2018
15 February 2019
This article explores the development of artificial intelligence (AI) from a social and ethical perspective. It invites the reader to consider high-level questions about the future for this technology such as what emotional intelligence is, how humans think, and the ethical implications of building AI that act like humans.
You can find a PDF version of the teaching notes here: Emotional Robots, Connected, level 4, November 2018
Other useful resources
- See “all news items tagged robots” and “all news items tagged driverless” for of examples of robots and current thinking around driverless cars, also a type of robot.
- Sohail Abdulla designed a Robotic window cleaner and was awarded top scholar in technology for his project.
- 120 AI predictions for 2019 is an article where around 120 senior executives working in AI describe what they see as the changes and impact of AI on humans.
Students could collect choose a robot and analyse it using the following questions:
- What is the purpose of the robot?
- What human physical ability and or sense, for example, touch, sight, and so on, does it replace or enhance?
- What is the short term impact of the robot on humans?
- What are some of the likely long term impacts
- What creative and critical thinking was possibly used in the development of the robot?
- What knowledge and skills from technology and other disciplines could have been used in the development of the robot?
Indicators of progression for discussion starters
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