Moral Machines

Moral Machines

As machines take on more tasks formerly done by humans, these machines may soon have to make choices that are moral in nature. We all (mostly) appreciate the safety features added to newly designed cars to make our driving safer and easier, such as rear-view cameras and adaptive cruse-control.

What Are You Smoking Now?

What Are You Smoking Now?

My father served for many years on the Council of his Christian Reformed Church. Meetings were held every Tuesday evening. Every Wednesday morning when, leaving our house for school, my Dad’s suit coat would be hanging on the wash line outside. My Mom refused to have him wear it into the house when he came home late from his meeting because it reeked of smoke.

Perfect!

Perfect!

I LOVED ART CLASS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, even though my work was often sent home incomplete. Most of my classmates easily finished their projects within the allotted time. I would still be changing colours or adding lines, tweaking, trimming, trying to get every detail exactly right.