Artificial Intelligence and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Specific Topic: Write an argumentative paper in which you examine the theme of the pursuit of knowledge / the stretching and breaking of boundaries and the unlimited pursuit of scientific knowledge in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Then apply this ethical issue of the pursuit of knowledge to Artificial Intelligence. Half of your paper must be on Frankenstein, and the other half should address Artificial Intelligence. Points to consider: Is there such a thing as too much knowledge? What about responsibility? Did Victor act responsibly? What about space exploration? Think about the Challenger Space Shuttle. Remember the O-ring? Scientists knew there was a problem, but they pushed to launch at the cost of numerous lives. Did they push the boundaries?