This is the tenth episode in the Algocracy and Transhumanism Podcast. In this episode I talk to David Gunkel. David is a professor of communication studies at Northern Illinois University. He specialises in the philosophy and ethics of technology. He is the author of several books, including Hacking Cyberspace, The Machine Question and Of Remixology. I talk to David about two main topics: (i) robot rights and responsibilities and (ii) the cyborgification of society.
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- 0:00 - 1:50 - Introduction
- 1:50 - 4:23 - Robots in the News
- 4:23 - 10:46 - How to think about robots: agency vs patiency
- 1:46- 13:20 - The problem of distributed agency
- 13:20 - 18:00 - Robots as tools, machines and agents
- 18:00 - 24:25 - The spectrum of robot autonomy
- 24:25 - 28:04 - Machine learning: is it different this time?
- 28:04 - 39:40 - Should robots have rights and responsibilities?
- 39:40 - 43:55 - New moral patients and emotional manipulation
- 43:55 - 57:14 - Understanding the three types of cyborg
- 57:14 - 1:02:26 - The Borg and the Hivemind Society
- 1:02:26 - End - Cyborgification as a threat to Enlightenment values
- Hacking Cyberspace by David
- The Machine Question by David
- Of Remixology by David
- 'Ecce Cyborg: The Subject of Communication' by David
- 'Is modern technology creating a Borg-like society?' by John Danaher
- 'Is Resistance Futile? Are we already Borg?' by John Danaher
- 'Robots, Law and the Retribution Gap' by John Danaher
- 'How Google's Alpha Go beat Lee Sedol', Christopher Moyer, The Atlantic
- 'The Question Concerning Technology' by Martin Heidegger
- Peter Paul Verbeek - University of Twente
- 'Robots should be slaves' by Joanna Bryson
- 'Extending legal protection to social robots' by Kate Darling
- 'A Cyborg Manifesto' by Donna Haraway
- 'How we became Posthuman' by N Katherine Hayles