Frances Grodzinsky

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Computer Ethics: Technology & Society

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Fall 2016

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It’s 2016 and slavery is still a brutal reality around the world and a crime against humanity. The human race has never been shy when it comes to enslaving fellow human beings, so with progress in robotics and AI, we will soon be able to enslave robots to do our bidding. This poses a serious moral dilemma as to what rights such entities would possess and what responsibility we have, if any, on how we use them in society. Should it make any difference whether an entity is made of silicon or carbon, or whether its brain uses semi-conductors or neurotransmitters?


3rd Prize Winner in the 2017 Writing Across the Curriculum contest at Sacred Heart University.

Senior Capstone paper for the major in Computer Science.

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