3.2 Foundations of AI: Strong and weak Intelligence

Basic Terms of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics I

Do you already know basic terms of Artificial Intelligence? Test your previous knowledge here…

Definitions: Strong and weak Intelligence

Read the definitions of types of AI by pressing the button and do the quiz afterwards.

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The Chinese Room

Watch the following video and answer the post-evaluation question.


Which conclusions does the experiment (not) allow?

Citizenship for Robots in Saudi-Arabia

Basis for synchronous lesson

Post-evaluation: Please answer the questions for the synchronous session

  1. What is controversial about accepting a robot like Sophia as a citizen?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having robots like Sophia in society?
  3. Imagine being surrounded by robots like Sophia. How would that impact your life?


Read the following newspaper clippings and match them either with strong or weak AI.


Berruti, F., Nel, P. & Whiteman, R. (2020, 29. April). An executive primer on artificial general intelligence. McKinsey & Company. https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/an-e…

De Cremer, D. & Kasparov, G. (2021, 18. March). AI Should Augment Human Intelligence, Not Replace It. Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2021/03/ai-should-augment-human-intelligence-not-replace-it

Higgins, A. (2018, 16. October). Stephen Hawking’s final warning for humanity: AI is coming for us. Vox. https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/10/16/17978596/stephen-hawking-a…

Raden, N. (2020, 30. July). Artificial General Intelligence will not resemble human intelligence. diginomica. https://diginomica.com/artificial-general-intelligence-not-resemble-human

Toews, R. (2021, 15. Februar). Artificial Intelligence And The End Of Work. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/robtoews/2021/02/15/artificial-intelligence…

Vance, A. (2018, 15. May). This Man Is the Godfather the AI Community Wants to Forget. Bloomberg Businessweek. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-02-10/kids-board-bike-train…

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