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?