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Death and the machine : intersections of mortality and robotics

Author: Siobhan Lyons
Publisher: Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint : Palgrave Pivot, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This books challenges conventional notions of biological life and death in the area of robotics, discussing issues such as machine consciousness, autonomous AI, and representations of robots in popular culture. Using philosophical approaches alongside scientific theory, this book offers a compelling critique on the changing nature of both humanity and biological death in an increasingly technological world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Siobhan Lyons
ISBN: 9789811303357 9811303355
OCLC Number: 1034542653
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Can Robots Die? --
Death, Humanity and Existence --
Machine Consciousness: Ethics and Implications --
Imagining a Robot Death --
Conclusion: Death beyond Biology.
Responsibility: Siobhan Lyons.

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This books challenges conventional notions of biological life and death in the area of robotics, discussing issues such as machine consciousness, autonomous AI, and representations of robots in popular culture. Using philosophical approaches alongside scientific theory, this book offers a compelling critique on the changing nature of both humanity and biological death in an increasingly technological world.

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