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Posts by Tom Bigglestone

Bake a Concept Cake: Traditional Tales

This week, two ideas to explore the philosophical potential of ‘Traditional Tales’. . We know who wrote Harry Potter, and when, and where. However, the origins of ‘Traditional Tales’ are less clear-cut. They’re told and re-told, and passed from generation to generation. They often spawn new interpretations along the way. And depending on where we are…

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What Laws Should Robots Obey?

  This morning saw a report published by the Royal Society and British Academy recommending an over-arching law of robotics: “Humans should flourish.” r http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40423595 r Using the opening paragraphs of the news article as a stimulus, invite pupils to question the findings: Should the main law for robots be: “Humans should flourish.”? r Of…

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