Students will understand the security risks related to new technologies, especially as they pertain to “smart” or self-driving cars and how companies are working to address those issues.
Students will discuss terms like “knowledge,” “intelligence,” and “belief” in order to analyze the history of understanding how the term artificial intelligence has evolved and what it means today.
Students will consider the benefits and dangers of co-existing with AI, especially in relation to personal security/national defense, answering the question of the necessity of a code of ethics for AI.
Students will analyze the significance of artificial intelligence in their daily lives, via smart phones and smart home devices, as they impact personal privacy
Students will explore the current debate on using fully independent robotic weapons in warfare as new technologies develop, and especially how they affect nuclear technology as well as international diplomatic relations.