Name Professor Course Date Robots and Minds Robots are just machines that are remotely controlled in order to perform jobs that are complex and may require some level of intelligence. It is worthy to say that there are all sorts of robots; “one with ability to perform mathematical calculations that need complex theorems play chess evaluate and diagnose illness as well as guide missiles”. Since robots are said to be intelligence machines intelligence can be taken to be that ability to be responsive to undertake various activities without limitation. In respect to intelligence robots have to be fed with information in order to perform tasks in the right manner used to confuse people that computer has any capability to do similar tasks to human beings it only imitates what human can do but cannot fit in the context of human being due to lack of senses. It is true artificial intelligence can do some tasks better than human beings but all what computer does is just what human being already know. What it does is to execute them faster and in a complex manner. The best I can say is that computer will always be lesser to human being and it will never be equal or surpass human beings. Work Cited William G. Lycan. Robots and Minds. 358 [...]
Extra Credit (Optional Assignment) Philosophy 101 Approximate length: 600-1000 words Worth a potential of 3 points Assignment: Read the following article from our textbook and write a brief summary and review: Robots and Minds: William G. Lycan (pp. 358-363) Your review should include: 1) A brief summary of the central arguments/topics covered in the article 2) A brief discussion of your own thoughts on the arguments/topics brought up in the article You do not need to write an introductory paragraph or concluding paragraph unless you choose to. You do not need to use any sources other than the course textbook to complete this assignment. If you use sources other than the course textbook (for example, websites or articles), you need to include a thorough list of sources at the end of your paper. When quoting from the course textbook make sure to specify the page number where the quotation can be found. A simple reference at the end of the quotation will suffice, such as: (p. 42) or (42). I strongly recommend taking notes on the reading and using those notes as the basis for writing your summary and review. Taking notes will help clarify the key points of the article. Make sure to write your name at the top of your paper before submitting it to Canvas. Checklist for Extra Credit Clarity i. extra credit paper should be clearly written ii. checked for spelling and grammatical errors Content i. extra credit papers should fully answer each question or complete each task on the assignment prompt ii. content should be written in the student’s own words and demonstrate engagement with the readings and course materials iii. quotations should be used effectively and sparingly iv. paper length should be roughly 600 to 1000 words Citations i. quotations should be clearly indicated with quotation marks and have a citation (or just a page number for quotations from the course textbook) ii. any secondary sources used for the purpose of writing the response paper should also be cited.