CS63 Artificial Intelligence

Week 12: Journal Questions

Answer the following question for Monday's reading about philosophy of AI (Mitchell Chapter 3)

  1. Define the difference between weak and strong AI.
  2. Some have argued that "Only when a machine feels things and is aware of its own actions and feelings--in short, is conscious--could we consider it to be actually thinking." Do you agree? Why or why not?

 Answer the following questions for Wednesday's reading (note: there are only two questions to answer here, and they're down at the bottom):

 In the final chapter of Mitchell's book, she asks the following ten questions about the future of AI:

  1. Which of the benefits of AI that she discusses is most exciting to you? Why?
  2. Select one of the questions for which you disagree with her answer and make the arguement for your viewpoint.