A.I.: Artificial Intelligence as philosophy: Machine consciousness and intelligence

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Gamez, D. 2023. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence as philosophy: Machine consciousness and intelligence. in: Johnson, D., Kowalski, D., Lay, C. and Engels, K. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Popular Culture as Philosophy Palgrave Macmillan.
Chapter titleA.I.: Artificial Intelligence as philosophy: Machine consciousness and intelligence
AuthorsGamez, D.
Abstract

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence tells the story of a robot boy who has been engineered to love his human owner. He is abandoned by his owner and pursues a tragic quest to become a real boy so that he can be loved by her again. This chapter explores the philosophical, psychological, and scientific questions that are asked by A.I. It starts with A.I.’s representation of artificial intelligence and then covers the consciousness of robots, which is closely linked to ethical concerns about the treatment of AIs in the film. There is a discussion about how A.I.’s interpretation of artificial love relates to scientific work on emotion, and the chapter also examines connections between the technology portrayed in A.I. and current research on robotics.

Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
Book titleThe Palgrave Handbook of Popular Culture as Philosophy
EditorsJohnson, D., Kowalski, D., Lay, C. and Engels, K.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN
Hardcover978-3-319-97134-6
Electronic978-3-319-97134-6
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Print24 Mar 2023
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Deposited14 Jun 2023
Submitted04 Jul 2022
Accepted14 Nov 2022
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97134-6_59-1
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