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“A new epoch has dawned upon Mankind, an age where science and technology rules supreme, an era where machines have taken over the menial chores of Mankind, a period when we could no longer imagine a day cut off from the wonders of technological progress. So, let us now let loose our imagination and take a step into the Frankenstein complex”
Indeed, since the advent of the Enlightenment movement and the Industrial Revolution, technology has become an integral part of our lives. While we enjoy the higher standards of living technology has brought to us, many still have an innate mistrust or even dread of technology. This inherent fear and repulsion towards technology has always rooted in Man's psyche, manifesting in both popular culture and in our social behaviour. Our team seeks to investigate the cause of this inherent fear through cross-examination of film and contemporary sci-fi literature and analyse what they reflect about societal mindset towards technocracy and ethics in science.
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Athlete Oscar Pistorius, known as the fastest man with artificial limbs, is also nicknamed the Blade Runner.
British Ministry of Defense have named their military satellites “Skynet”, which is in control of 4 unmanned Killer Vehicles (MQ-9 Reaper). Talk about daring the robots to destroy us all.
Long before robots were introduced to humans, Mary Shelly has already postulated the presence of the uncanny valley with Frankenstein’s monster.
Programmers are taking into account that AI is far superior compared to human intelligence in the aspect of chess, and work on handicaps such as giving the AI less time to think, or removing a piece from the computer.
Deep Thought became the first Artificial Intelligence program that managed to beat a grandmaster of chess in a tournament when it defeated Bent Larson in 1989