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Unformatted text preview: QUESTION: One scientist of Artificial Intelligence (AI) contends that 20 years from now, a computer program will be able to fool people into thinking that its human, and another, when asked if machines could think, responded in the affirmative, arguing that we can think and we are nothing but meat machines (that is, machines made of flesh and blood rather than ones made, primarily, of synthetic materials). Compare and contrast the picture of human being implicit in these AI assertions to the picture found in chapters 2 and 3 of the Genesis story. That is, how do the two pictures stack up to each other as regards what it means to think and to be human. For purposes of considering the two biblical chapters, rely on the interpretation given in class of the Genesis story. (Students who wish to have a look at the two chapters of Genesis will find them, of course, in the Old Testament. The course lectures were based on the King James Version.) What is means to be human A.I.A....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ANTH 146 taught by Professor Evens during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07