(12) i-Machine? - John Jewell, Department of Psychology
What does it mean to be human? This seminar will challenge you to develop ways of thinking about this question by exploring the relationship between man and machine. The symbiotic relationship between man and machine continues to grow, but what does this mean for us? And what does it mean for our machines? We will read about and discuss topical issues including cybernetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, medical implants, our historic fascination with machines, the future of the man-machine relationship, as well as the creators and innovators who have one foot in the present and one in the future. All the while, we will ponder what it means to be human and how that might change as our machines continue to evolve.