Related links

If you want to go beyond the required reading, you can gather ideas for your writing and thinking on technology and human relationships from this growing list of sources:

Images

A machine that looks like a robot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Industry_Murals

 

Articles

“Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat?” http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Artificial-Intelligence-a/148763/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

The Creations of “Weird Sony”: http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/29/4783132/the-amazing-products-of-weird-sony

A $6,000 Seal Becomes Robotic Companion for Older Adults (October 2011, CBS News): http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/furry-cuddly-medical-devices-social-robots-older-adults/story?id=14763822

JIBO: The World’s First Family Robot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N1Q8oFpX1Y

An early Furby commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHWcBbf0Eng

Recorded lectures and interviews

▶ Nicholas Carr (Clark University Video) – YouTube 

The real voice of “Siri”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2bTymnb1uE

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