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Apply Golden rule Unfortunately, ethics is not a cookbook with instant and easy solutions for every dilemma. Philosophers could discus about various ethical topics at nausea, but that seldom translates into real life . However there are some universally accepted ethical rules, and one of them is Golden rule. Therefore, to apply this rule, simply ask ...


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This question goes back at least to 2002. The Wall Street Journal wrote an article titled, If TiVo Thinks You Are Gay, Here's How to Set It Straight The article is behind a strong paywall but its value does not lie in its content. Rather, the point is that as long as 17 years ago, it was clear that companies that provide digital services can and do use ...


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Places to look for ethical issues regarding the collection of identifying data, including gender, on individuals would be computer and information ethics and internet research ethics. Regarding privacy Elizabeth A. Buchanan and Michael Zimmer write: The protection of privacy and confidentiality is typically achieved through a combination of research ...


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I believe the exact sentence by Searle in the Chinese Room paper was 'syntax is not enough for semantics'. He made the meaning of the sentence more precise by proposing a case in which the syntax of a language is perfectly operated without any semantical comprehension arising from the process. Now, semantics in Searle's sense is some mental comprehension and ...


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John Searle takes the Chinese Room Argument beyond the Turing machine model in the "brain simulator reply" in section III in Minds, Brains and Programs: The problem with the brain simulator is that it is simulating the wrong things about the brain. As long as it simulates only the formal structure of the sequence of neuron firings at the synapses, it won'...


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In 1936, Alan Turing gave the definition of computation which is still in use today. His model of computation has come to be known as a Turing machine (TM). Turing proved that there is a problem, namely the Halting problem, that no TM can possibly solve. Any AI using current technology is a practical implementation of a Turing machine; and is subject to ...


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