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Posts tagged with "Ethics"

  • Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds
    Mary Shelley, author; David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert, Eds.

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    Lessons for scientists fill a newly annotated Frankenstein

    The tale of Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation has become a universal touchstone that encapsulates our visceral fears regarding the promises, perils, and pitfalls of countless diverse areas of science and technology. This annotated volume of Mary Shelley’s original work is an effort to reintroduce the story to new generations of researchers who, like… Read More
  • Living with Robots
    Paul Dumouchel and Luisa Damiano

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    A pair of philosophers probe the ethical implications of designing social robots

    In Living with Robots, Paul Dumouchel and Luisa Damiano foresee a social space inhabited by a variety of artificial agents possessing a spectrum of cognitive architectures. These range from entities completely deprived of physical dimensions, such as virtual banking advisers or military assistants, to social robots able to stand in for humans in such contexts… Read More
  • Patient H.M. A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets
    Luke Dittrich

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    An intimate portrait of a famous amnesiac is also a tale of personal grievances

    Stories are made, not discovered, and journalist Luke Dittrich is a master of his craft. In Patient H.M., Dittrich stitches a history of memory science with the golden thread of his own family drama—a thread that frays at the end into personal vendetta. The book is an intricately plotted story of “heroes and villains” orbiting… Read More