- feedback /FEED-bak/
- disturbance /dih-STUR-buhns/
- attribute /uh-TRIB-yoot/
- resemble /ri-ZEM-buhl/
- conceive /kuhn-SEEV/
[noun] reaction to a process or activity
Some students received an unacceptable feedback about their film.
[noun] something that interrupts you
Gaby doesn’t want any disturbances while working.
[noun] a quality or characteristic that someone or something has
Diligence is one of the attributes a teacher should possess.
[verb] to look like or be like someone or something
So many high-end flats resemble many hotels.
[verb] to imagine something
Many people try to conceive what will happen in the future.
Research shows that people tend to project human attributes onto robots, more so when they act like or resemble humans or animals. According to Jonathan Gratch, an educator from a university in Southern California, “When we interact with another human, dog, or machine, how we treat it is influenced by what kind of mind we think it has. When you feel something has emotion, it now merits protection from harm.” However, some AI systems are aware of human receptions, so people may conceive that robots are wiser than humans. Due to this, some researchers assume that the makers of life-like robots are miscalculating the risks of being attached to such machines.
True or False:
- Some people are not affected when a robot dies.
- Christal White is from Houston, Texas.
- Jibo contributed entertainment to the lives of White’s children.
- The robot died without any notice.
- Jonathan Gratch is from Yale University.
- Would you like to have a robot like Jibo? Why or why not?
- What could you say about the reaction of Jibo’s owner? Explain your answer.
- How would you feel when a robot starts malfunctioning? Elaborate your answer.
- What are the things that affect your feelings? Why?
- What do you usually do when you lose something? Explain your answer.
Express Your Opinion:
- The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.” – Erich Fromm
- “Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver”. – Dian Ackerman
- “We humans have a love-hate relationship with our technology. We love each new advance and we hate how fast our world is changing… The robots really embody that love-hate relationship we have with technology.” – Daniel Wilson