Write and submit a short essay response to the following questions:
- What is artificial intelligence (AI)?
- How would you try to determine if a machine was intelligent?
- Do you think that the Turing test is a good way to determine if a machine is intelligent? Explain.
- What qualities do you think a machine must have to be considered intelligent? Conscious? Alive?
- What are the possible benefits to society with intelligent machines?
- What are the possible drawbacks to society with intelligent machines?
- What ethical problems might arise if society was able to produce machines that were intelligent enough to be considered alive?