Faculty Mentor(s)

Karen Redding

Campus

Oconee

Proposal Type

Panel

Subject Area

Computer Science/GIS

Location

Nesbitt 3204

Start Date

25-3-2016 10:15 AM

End Date

25-3-2016 11:30 AM

Description/Abstract

Jenna Davidson

English 1102 Honors/ Karen Redding

Research Proposal

23, February 2016

The End of Humanity

The phenomenon of humanoid robots with consciousness, is presented through science fiction as an amazing scientific revolution. However; society is not considering all of the dangers that artificial intelligence can impose on the future. My research will address the perils that humanoid robots impose on civilization. Corrupt humans will use these advanced machines to carry out their inhuman acts, such as crime and murder, more efficiently. As of right now, humans are considered to be the most intelligent and resourceful creatures on earth, but what happens if humans are no longer useful? What if humanoid robots decide they are the dominate species because they believe they are the “true” human? Once computers exceed the human brain capacity, people will not have the resources nor knowledge on how to protect themselves. Right now, man is in control of machine, but what are we to expect when machine is in control of man?

Through my research, I will investigate the various outcomes and dangers philosophers believe will happen once technology advances to that extent. Literature such as The Future of Violence by Benjamin Wittes, and films such as Chappie will help support my findings. In addition, I will propose my own idea as to how humanoid robots with consciousness are more than a scientific revolution; it will actually be the end of humanity.

Note to Conference Administrators

1) The Age of Artificial Consciousness

2) Titles of panel presentations:

-Artificial Consciousness: What is it?, by Jennifer Dickerson

-Applications of Conscious Humanoid Robots, by Kenneth Malaney

-The Ethics Surrounding Artificial Consciousness in Humanoid Robots, by Kristian Knowles

-The End of Humanity, by Jenna Davidson

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Mar 25th, 10:15 AM Mar 25th, 11:30 AM

End of Humanity

Nesbitt 3204

Jenna Davidson

English 1102 Honors/ Karen Redding

Research Proposal

23, February 2016

The End of Humanity

The phenomenon of humanoid robots with consciousness, is presented through science fiction as an amazing scientific revolution. However; society is not considering all of the dangers that artificial intelligence can impose on the future. My research will address the perils that humanoid robots impose on civilization. Corrupt humans will use these advanced machines to carry out their inhuman acts, such as crime and murder, more efficiently. As of right now, humans are considered to be the most intelligent and resourceful creatures on earth, but what happens if humans are no longer useful? What if humanoid robots decide they are the dominate species because they believe they are the “true” human? Once computers exceed the human brain capacity, people will not have the resources nor knowledge on how to protect themselves. Right now, man is in control of machine, but what are we to expect when machine is in control of man?

Through my research, I will investigate the various outcomes and dangers philosophers believe will happen once technology advances to that extent. Literature such as The Future of Violence by Benjamin Wittes, and films such as Chappie will help support my findings. In addition, I will propose my own idea as to how humanoid robots with consciousness are more than a scientific revolution; it will actually be the end of humanity.