When Will We Worry About the Well-Being of Robots? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Do you worry about your vacuum? Not in the way where you’re concerned about breaking a valuable object – but in an emotional, empathetic concern for its being? If so, then you’re primed for today’s discussion about the wellbeing of robots! We can personify objects, assigning them human qualities, but will technology get to a point where it DESERVES these moral concerns? Can you imagine a day when you will empathize with your computer or care if it lives or dies? Watch the episode and find out more!

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Sources

The Machine Question – David J Gunkel
Robot Futures – Illah Reza Nourbakhsh
What Computers Still Can’t Do – Hubert Dreyfus
What Should We Do with Our Brain? – Catherine Malabou

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Assets:

0:12
late for meeting

0:25
Peter Mor

1:28
Include your Natural Gas Appliances in your Family Photo

1:41
11 year old on bowflex

1:43
Samsung Top Load High Efficiency Washing Machine Hot Or Cold Water??? (WA50F9A6DSW)

1:49
Portlandia – Carrie’s iPhone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPL7Snp38rA

1:59
Roomba Cats: Compilation

2:33
Science Nation – Printable Robots Designed to be Consumer-friendly, Inexpensive

2:35
Super Science: Robots
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kJ–ncAViE

2:41
Funny Cats and Dogs Acting Like Humans Compilation 2014 [NEW HD]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfYKwDVqMow

2:49
Smart Bear Play The Trumpet And Do Amazing Tricks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjy_2UCnX-4

3:05
PC Explosion Project: Explosion 2

3:10
Broken iMac Prank Part 2

4:43
PETMAN Robot Strut (Stayin’ Alive)

5:00
Chimp vs human! – Working Memory test – Extraordinary Animals – Earth

5:19
The Machine Question
http://machinequestion.org/

5:51
How to Make a Baby

7:35
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Part 8 – My New House! (Nintendo 3DS Gameplay Walkthrough Day 4)

7:41
Tamagotchi Friends Advert / Commercial

7:50
Dramatic Robot

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COMMENTS

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Doobly doo:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/we-dont-need-net-neutrality-we-need-competition/

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