What is a Person?
This module raises the question, "Is it possible to build a person?" Various qualities of persons are discussed, including intelligence, self-awareness, the ability to make moral decisions, consciousness, etc. Students are challenged to develop their own criteria of personhood and to consider whether or not those properties could be â€œmechanizedâ€ and built into a machine.
This module was supported by National Science Foundation Grant #0127561.