For my digital artefact I have decided to create a series of blog posts that will address super advanced artificial intelligence, how this may come into being, what the implications may be, what sort of resistance it will be met with and how it is currently imagined in film. I will explore different areas that relate to the umbrella concept of advanced machines that have a sense of self awareness or a ‘consciousness’.
My first area of study will be into the actualisation of robots who can think, feel and react on their own accord. I will look into the definition of ‘consciousness’ and argue wether or not it is possible for a machine to contain the same consciousness that human beings experience.
Next I will explore the sort of emotional relationships human beings have developed with technology to date and imagine the possibility of how deep these connections could go if machines appeared to or did have their own consciousness. I will also watch the films Her and A.I. Artificial Intelligence and analyse the human-technology relationships portrayed in them. From this I can imagine the possible depth of emotional relationships between humans and self-aware machines and the implications of this.
The last thing I will be researching is the type of resistance that may be met with the rise of super advanced artificial intelligence and the reaction to machines that appear to be conscious. The movies Ex Machina and Chappie will help me imagine the type of resistance there will be against advanced machines and the negative or positive reactions to them.
Each area of study will have approximately 700 words dedicated to it plus I will ensure to include images, links and videos on my blog to make it interactive and engaging.