Love and Sex with Robots

The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships
Author: David Levy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061860387
Category: Science
Page: 352
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Love, marriage, and sex with robots? Not in a million years? Maybe a whole lot sooner! A leading expert in artificial intelligence, David Levy argues that the entities we once deemed cold and mechanical will soon become the objects of real companionship and human desire. He shows how automata have evolved and how human interactions with technology have changed over the years. Levy explores many aspects of human relationships—the reasons we fall in love, why we form emotional attachments to animals and virtual pets, and why these same attachments could extend to love for robots. Levy also examines how society's ideas about what constitutes normal sex have changed—and will continue to change—as sexual technology becomes increasingly sophisticated. Shocking, eye-opening, provocative, and utterly convincing, Love and Sex with Robots is compelling reading for anyone with an open mind.

Überprüfen


Author: Heiko Schneppe
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638598454
Category:
Page: 36
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Unterweisung / Unterweisungsentwurf aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich AdA Handwerk / Produktion / Gewerbe - Kfz-Berufe, Note: 2, Veranstaltung: Ausbildereignugsprufung, 0 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Unterweisung eines Kfz-Mechatronikers im dritten Lehrjahr. Der Auszubildende verfugt uber eine schnelle Auffassungsgabe bei allen Arbeiten in der Werkstatt, hat aber noch grossere Probleme im Schulischen, sowie in theoriebezogenen Lehrunterweisungen. Er soll lernen, ein Pkw- Abgassystems zu uberprufen und instand zu setzen und das Fahrzeug fur die Ubergabe an den Kunden vorzubereiten. Die 27-seitige Arbeit enthalt eine ausfuhrliche Beschreibung von Ausgangslage, Lernsituation, didaktischer Planung und den Lernzielen und auch eine detaillierte und bebilderte Darstellung der Durchfuhrung der Unterweisungseinheit nach der erarbeitenden Lehrmethode. Zudem beinhaltet die Bearbeitung eine 6-seitige tabellarische Ubersicht der Unterweisung, sowie eine tabellarische Darstellung der Arbeitsmittel und eine 4-seitige graphische Ubersicht derselben."

Das Ende der Arbeit und ihre Zukunft

Neue Konzepte für das 21. Jahrhundert
Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593400855
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Die Arbeit hat sich im letzten Jahrzehnt weiter verändert. Bereits in 50 Jahren werden weniger als 10 Prozent der Bevölkerung ausreichen, um alle Güter und Dienstleistungen bereitzustellen. Die Konsequenzen für die sozialen Sicherungssysteme sind dramatisch, soziale Konlikte scheinen unvermeidlich. Dass "es nicht mehr genug Arbeit für alle geben wird" erkannte Jeremy Rifkin bereits in seinem Weltbesteller Das Ende der Arbeit - und seine Thesen sind heute aktueller denn je. In der Neuausgabe des in 16 Sprachen übersetzten Bestsellers entwickelt Rifkin seine radikalen Vorschläge weiter und zeigt mit gewohntem wirtschaftlichen und politischen Sachverstand, wie wir verhindern können, dass uns die Arbeit ausgeht. "Rifkins Buch wird uns noch lange beschäftigen." Süddeutsche Zeitung

Misterioso

Kriminalroman
Author: Arne Dahl
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492951708
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Kaum ist Paul Hjelm, Inspektor der Stockholmer Polizei, zur Sondereinheit für besonders schwierige Fälle berufen worden, da hat er es schon mit einem kaltblütigen Serienmörder zu tun: drei unbescholtene Geschäftsleute– hingerichtet mit Kopfschüssen aus nächster Nähe, nach einem präzisen Ritual. Eine erste Spur, die zu einer Geheimloge führt, erweist sich als Sackgasse. Ist womöglich die russische Mafia in die Morde verwickelt? Doch dann die heiße Spur: ein Jazzstück mit dem bezeichnenden Titel »Misterioso« ...

Human-Robot Personal Relationships

Third International Conference, HRPR 2010, Leiden, The Netherlands, June 23-24, 2010, Revised Selected Papers
Author: Maarten H. Lamers,Fons J. Verbeek
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642193854
Category: Computers
Page: 139
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, held in Leiden, The Netherlands, in June 2010. The 16 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited papers and 1 keynote lecture were carefully reviewed and selected from 22 submissions. The papers feature and discuss studies of personal relationships with artificial partners, their formation, their possibilities and their consequences. Such personal relationships are increasingly attracting attention from scientific fields as (social) robotics, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, sociology.

Er, Sie und Es


Author: Marge Piercy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783867544030
Category:
Page: 600
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The Handbook of Communication Ethics


Author: George Cheney,Professor Department of Communication George Cheney,Steve May,Debashish Munshi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135846677
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 560
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The Handbook of Communication Ethics serves as a comprehensive guide to the study of communication and ethics. It brings together analyses and applications based on recognized ethical theories as well as those outside the traditional domain of ethics but which engage important questions of power, equality, and justice. The work herein encourages readers to make important connections between matters of social justice and ethical theory. This volume makes an unparalleled contribution to the literature of communication studies, through consolidating knowledge about the multiple relationships between communication and ethics; by systematically treating areas of application; and by introducing explicit and implicit examinations of communication ethics to one another. The Handbook takes an international approach, analyzing diverse cultural contexts and comparative assessments. The chapters in this volume cover a wide range of theoretical perspectives on communication and ethics, including feminist, postmodern and postcolonial; engage with communication contexts such as interpersonal and small group communication, journalism, new media, visual communication, public relations, and marketing; and explore contemporary issues such as democracy, religion, secularism, the environment, trade, law, and economics. The chapters also consider the dialectical tensions between theory and practice; academic and popular discourses; universalism and particularism; the global and the local; and rationality and emotion. An invaluable resource for scholars in communication and related disciplines, the Handbook also serves as a main point of reference in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses in communication and ethics. It stands as an exceptionally comprehensive resource for the study of communication and ethics.

Moral Machines

Teaching Robots Right from Wrong
Author: Wendell Wallach,Colin Allen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199705962
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
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Computers are already approving financial transactions, controlling electrical supplies, and driving trains. Soon, service robots will be taking care of the elderly in their homes, and military robots will have their own targeting and firing protocols. Colin Allen and Wendell Wallach argue that as robots take on more and more responsibility, they must be programmed with moral decision-making abilities, for our own safety. Taking a fast paced tour through the latest thinking about philosophical ethics and artificial intelligence, the authors argue that even if full moral agency for machines is a long way off, it is already necessary to start building a kind of functional morality, in which artificial moral agents have some basic ethical sensitivity. But the standard ethical theories don't seem adequate, and more socially engaged and engaging robots will be needed. As the authors show, the quest to build machines that are capable of telling right from wrong has begun. Moral Machines is the first book to examine the challenge of building artificial moral agents, probing deeply into the nature of human decision making and ethics.

How to be a Geek Goddess

Practical Advice for Using Computers with Smarts and Style
Author: Christina Tynan-Wood
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593271875
Category: Computers
Page: 344
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Provides information for women on computer technology, covering such topics as purchasing a computer, hardware and software, online shopping, wireless networking, security, and social networking.

Close Engagements with Artificial Companions

Key social, psychological, ethical and design issues
Author: Yorick Wilks
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027288402
Category: Computers
Page: 315
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What will it be like to admit Artificial Companions into our society? How will they change our relations with each other? How important will they be in the emotional and practical lives of their owners – since we know that people became emotionally dependent even on simple devices like the Tamagotchi? How much social life might they have in contacting each other? The contributors to this book discuss the possibility and desirability of some form of long-term computer Companions now being a certainty in the coming years. It is a good moment to consider, from a set of wide interdisciplinary perspectives, both how we shall construct them technically as well as their personal philosophical and social consequences. By Companions we mean conversationalists or confidants – not robots – but rather computer software agents whose function will be to get to know their owners over a long period. Those may well be elderly or lonely, and the contributions in the book focus not only on assistance via the internet (contacts, travel, doctors etc.) but also on providing company and Companionship, by offering aspects of real personalization.

Roboethics

A Navigating Overview
Author: Spyros G. Tzafestas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319217143
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 204
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This volume explores the ethical questions that arise in the development, creation and use of robots that are capable of semiautonomous or autonomous decision making and human-like action. It examines how ethical and moral theories can and must be applied to address the complex and critical issues of the application of these intelligent robots in society. Coverage first presents fundamental concepts and provides a general overview of ethics, artificial intelligence and robotics. Next, the book studies all principal ethical applications of robots, namely medical, assistive, socialized and war roboethics. It looks at such issues as robotic surgery, children-robot and elderly-robot therapeutical/social interactions and the use of robots, especially autonomous lethal ones, in warfare. In addition, a chapter also considers Japanese roboethics as well as key intercultural and robot legislation issues. Overall, readers are provided with a thorough investigation into the moral responsibility (if any) of autonomous robots when doing harm. This volume will serve as an ideal educational source in engineering and robotics courses as well as an introductory reference for researchers in the field.

Digitaler Humanismus

Eine Ethik für das Zeitalter der Künstlichen Intelligenz
Author: Julian Nida-Rümelin,Nathalie Weidenfeld
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492992145
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Autonomer Individualverkehr und Pflege-Roboter, softwaregesteuerte Kundenkorrespondenz und Social Media, Big-Data-Ökonomie und Clever-Bots, Industrie 4.0: Die Digitalisierung hat gewaltige ökonomische, aber auch kulturelle und ethische Wirkungen. In Form eines Brückenschlags zwischen Philosophie und Science-Fiction entwickelt dieses Buch die philosophischen Grundlagen eines Digitalen Humanismus, für den die Unterscheidung zwischen menschlichem Denken, Empfinden und Handeln einerseits und softwaregesteuerten, algorithmischen Prozessen andererseits zentral ist. Eine Alternative zur Silicon-Valley-Ideologie, für die künstliche Intelligenz zum Religionsersatz zu werden droht.

The Laws of Robots

Crimes, Contracts, and Torts
Author: Ugo Pagallo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400765649
Category: Law
Page: 200
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This book explores how the design, construction, and use of robotics technology may affect today’s legal systems and, more particularly, matters of responsibility and agency in criminal law, contractual obligations, and torts. By distinguishing between the behaviour of robots as tools of human interaction, and robots as proper agents in the legal arena, jurists will have to address a new generation of “hard cases.” General disagreement may concern immunity in criminal law (e.g., the employment of robot soldiers in battle), personal accountability for certain robots in contracts (e.g., robo-traders), much as clauses of strict liability and negligence-based responsibility in extra-contractual obligations (e.g., service robots in tort law). Since robots are here to stay, the aim of the law should be to wisely govern our mutual relationships.

Troll

eine Liebesgeschichte
Author: Johanna Sinisalo
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783932170744
Category:
Page: 260
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*Weitere Angaben Verfasser: Johanna Sinisalo wurde 1958 im finnischen Lappland geboren. Schon vor ihrem literarischen Debut war sie als Autorin von Science Fiction und Fantasy-Geschichten sowie als Drehbuchautorin und Comic-Texterin bekannt. Mit ihren Büchern hat sie sechsmal den Atorox Prize und dreimal den Kemi National Comic Strip-Wettbewerb gewonnen.

Göttin der Liebe

Mythica 1
Author: P.C. Cast
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104022496
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Die göttliche Venus – unsterblich verliebt in einen Sterblichen! Um den attraktiven Feuerwehrmann Griffin zu gewinnen, bräuchte die unscheinbare Pea vor allem eines: eine gründliche Generalüberholung. Make-up, Schuhe, Klamotten – alles an ihr ist ein einziges Desaster. Als sie in ihrer Verzweiflung Venus beschwört, staunt sie nicht schlecht: Die Göttin steigt herab aus dem Olymp, um ihr zu helfen. Doch was ist, wenn die Göttin der Liebe plötzlich selbst ihr Herz verliert? Und das ausgerechnet an Griffin?

Roboter


Author: John Jordan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783737413299
Category:
Page: 335
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Ethics of building


Author: Mario Botta
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783764357429
Category: Architecture
Page: 184
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"Mario Botta's buildings are structures of extraordinary visual power. How do they come into being? What are the constants in Botta's design process? What are the convictions behind them and the experiences derived from thirty years of creative work? This book answers these questions in three chapters, revolving around the themes architecture, town and design. For the first time the world-famous Ticino architect takes stock of his oeuvre in a concise and lucid essay form. Eighty sketches by Mario Botta elucidate the theoretical discourse."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Galatea 2.2

Roman
Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596142767
Category:
Page: 459
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Das Herz kommt zuletzt

Roman
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827079373
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 8385
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Wer wohnt schon gern in seinem Auto? Zumal, wenn marodierende Banden die Stadt beherrschen? Stan und Charmaine, ein nettes, normales Paar, durch die Wirtschaftskrise in Not geraten, werden immer verzweifelter. Eine Anzeige verspricht Rettung: das Positron Project, ein »soziales Experiment«, verspricht ein Leben in Sicherheit und geregelten Verhältnissen. Hastig unterschreiben sie, obwohl die Bedingungen eigenwillig sind - alle Bewohner der streng abgeschiedenen Stadt Consilience wechseln im Monatsturnus zwischen dem Status eines Gefangenen und dem eines Freien. Zunächst läuft alles bestens - auch wenn Charmaine und Stan, ohne dass der jeweils andere davon weiß, eine sexuelle Obsession für ihre Hauspartner entwickeln - also jene Leute, die ihr schmuckes Heim bewohnen, wenn sie selbst ihren Gefängnismonat absolvieren. Doch dann finden sich Charmaine und Stan durch einen »Buchungsfehler« in verschiedenen Zyklen wieder, und bald ist viel mehr gefährdet als nur ihre Ehe ...