New York University What Is Really Real Discussion

WRITE AN ESSAY: APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES OF METAPHYSICS (What is really real vs appearance?)

1. What is Artificial Intelligence? Based on the videos above about Sofia (even on the case of Data in our discussion 2) and other robots in our contemporary history, how do you evaluate the essence/personhood (if any) or nature of reality in any of “human-like machines” who have consciousness, intelligence, self-awareness like humans?

2. If you are to suggest, what should robots look like? Is there a moral obligation to respect human-like robots? Should we treat them at the level of human-like us because they appear to us like us?

3. How do we treat robots in the future? Can they be treated like slaves or second-class "human" resources? Do you think that the robotic generation is the answer to labor problems, need for helpers, and personnel issues in the military, and in areas where human life can be in danger? Does this evolution of A.I. machines can be our partners in development and progress, or are they our future work-competitors?