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Moral Machines and the Threat of Ethical Nihilism
In his famous 1950 paper where he presents what became the benchmark for success in artificial intelligence, Turing notes that "at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinionExpand
Emmanuel Levinas and the Prophetic Voice of Postmodernity 1
Without a doubt, Levinas' principal concern in philosophy is how the self meets the Other. His magnum opus, Totality and Infinity, bears the subtitle, An Essay on Exteriority. Exteriority refers to aExpand
Levinas beyond the Horizons of Cartesianism: An Inquiry into the Metaphysics of Morals
This book presents the ethical thought of Emmanuel Levinas as the moral completion of Cartesianism. It begins by presenting Descartes' views on mind and body and the relationship between them inExpand
Alan Turing : Mathematical Mechanist
I live just off of Bell Road outside of Newburgh, Indiana, a small town of 3,000 people. A mile down the street Bell Road intersects with Telephone Road not as a modern reminder of a technologyExpand
Phenomenology and Artificial Intelligence
Phenomenology is often thought to be irrelevant to artificial-intelligence and cognitive-science research because first-person descriptions do not reach to the level of genuine causal explanations.Expand
On the Moral Implications and Restrictions Surrounding Affective Computing
Building simulated affects into artifacts poses a moral dilemma. On the one hand, in order for humans to interact fully with machines, the machines need to meet them on human terms, and this requiresExpand
In the Beginning Was the Word and Then Four Revolutions in the History of Information
There is little doubt that the invention of writing was significant and that it deserves recognition as the first revolution in the history of information. Expand
Information-Theoretic Teleodynamics in Natural and Artificial Systems∗
It is shown that it is not unreasonable to suggest that there are genuine teleological causes in nature, and that such causes can be computed from Newtonian (“push”) causation, provided that other architectural and environmental conditions are met. Expand