FT 05-J Man and Machine
Will Turner, Department of Math/Computer Science, TTh, 9:45
In 1920, Karel Capek’s play R.U.R. introduced the word “robot” to the world, and robots and computers have captured our imagination ever since. The information superhighway has changed the way we live, and we dream of machines with artificial intelligence that act human. In this tutorial, we will explore the interaction between humans and these machines. Through works of both fiction and nonfiction, we will seek to understand various facets of how computers affect the way we live and think and the inherent difficulties in creating this artificial intelligence for which we long.