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  • Privacy
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  • Human Control of Technology
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Promotion of Human Values
  • Fairness and Non-discrimination
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  • The Verge
  • 2019
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AI ‘Emotion Recognition’ Can’t Be Trusted

Reliance on “emotion recognition” algorithms, which use facial analysis to infer feelings. Credibility of the results in question based on inability of machines to recognize abstract nuances.

  • The Verge
  • 2019
  • 4 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2017
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Robot Relationships and Marriage

K is an android who works with the LAPD to track down and destroy escaped older models of “replicants,” or humanoid robots, in a world where androids work as laborers without compensation. In this clip, we meet K’s virtual wife, Joi. Although she is not ‘real,’ it seems like she has real human feelings and presents like a human woman who provides K company and can complete tasks such as making him dinner.

  • Kinolab
  • 2017
  • 4 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2001
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Robots and Humankind Purists

David and Joe, two humanoid androids known as “Mechas,” are captured to be featured in the “Flesh Fair.” In this horrifying attraction, ringmaster Lord Johnson-Johnson destroys Mechas in front of an enthusiastic crowd using brutal and painful torture methods. However, as David begs for his own life, the crowd hesitates.

  • Kinolab
  • 2001
  • 12 min
  • Kinolab
  • 1982
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Distinguishing Between Robots and Humans

In dystopian 2019 Los Angeles, humanoid robots known as “replicants” are on the loose, and must be tracked down and killed by bounty hunters. The normal role for replicants is to serve as laborers in space colonies; they previously were not meant to incorporate into human society. The first two clips demonstrate the Voigt-Kampff test, this universe’s Turing Test to determine if someone is a replicant or a human. While the android Leon is discovered and retaliates quickly, Rachel, a more advanced model of android, is able to hide her status as an android for longer because she herself believes she is human due to implanted memories. When this secret is revealed to Rachel, she becomes quite upset.

  • Kinolab
  • 1982
  • 11 min
  • Kinolab
  • 1982
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Meaning and Duration of Android Lives

Roy Batty is a rogue humanoid android, known as a “replicant,” who escaped his position as an unpaid laborer in a space colony and now lives among humans on Earth. After discovering that he only has a lifespan of four years, Roy breaks into the penthouse of his creator Eldon Tyrell and implores him to find a way to prolong his life. After Tyrell refuses and lauds Roy’s advanced design, Roy kills Tyrell, despite seeing him as a sort of father figure. After fleeing from the penthouse, he is found by android bounty hunter Rick Deckard, who proceeds to chase him across the rooftops. After a short confrontation with Deckard, Roy delivers a monologue explaining his sorry state of affairs.

  • Kinolab
  • 1982
  • 14 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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Decryption and Machine Thinking

In the midst of World War II, mathematics prodigy Alan Turing is hired by the British government to help decode Enigma, the code used by Germans in their encrypted messages. Turing builds an expensive machine meant to help decipher the code in a mathematical manner, but the lack of speedy results incites the anger of his fellow coders and the British government. After later being arrested for public indecency, Turing discusses with the officer the basis for the modern “Turing Test,” or how to tell if one is interacting with a human or a machine. Turing argues that although machines think differently than humans, it should still be considered a form of thinking. His work displayed in this film became a basis of the modern computer.

  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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