Type of English: general
Lesson activities: listening comprehension, vocabulary building, speaking practice.
Tags: AI, technology,
In the coming years, artificial intelligence is probably going to change the would. But people have a hard time agreeing on exactly how AI will affect our society. Can we build AI systems that help us fix the world? Or are we doomed to a robotic takeover? Explore the limitations of artificial intelligence and the possibility of creating human-compatible technology
During the 1-hour class your teacher will take notes of your mistakes and make corrections.
These will be emailed to you after the lesson.
It is a good idea to revise the same vocabulary at the start of the next lesson.
What can you tell me about the World Economic Forum?
Do you think your job could be replaced by an AI?
Have you seen the film Wall-e? What are the humans like in this world?
What is general purpose AI?
New Vocabulary Questions:
Name 1 thing that you factored into your schedule today?
Do you have any fixed objectives?
Can you give me an example of psychopathic behavior?
What is acidification of the oceans?
What are the side effects of too much alcohol?
Can you name a poison?
Name something that you need to get rid of?
Minute 2:55: General Purpose AI
If I pluck a string on a guitar what happens?
What can you keep in a warehouse?
How much stuff is tonnes of stuff?
If I rummage around an old book shop, what am I doing?
Minute 4.08: The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
If you hand over the management of your stock control to a robot, what are you doing?
What is another word for feeble?
If I become enfeebled what happened?
If I become enfantilized what happened?
Name 2 things you can run?
What does work it out mean?
Minute 4.57: The date of arrival of general purpose AI
What does it mean to pinpoint something?
Watch the Video:
Task: What is the problem with the way we build AI systems?
Listening Comprehension Questions:
What does his example of asking for a cup of coffee tell us?
What is the problem with the way we build AI systems?
Finish the sentence – “If we build systems that know that they don’t know what the objective is ………………….. “
What happens when you build machines that believe with certainty that they have the objective?
What did Aristotle say about machines?
What is technological unemployment?
What happens when you hand over the control of systems to robots? (answer below)
When are we likely to have a general purpose A.I.?
What happens if the chain of education from generation to generation breaks?
New Vocabulary Practice:
When we use new vocabulary in a different context It helps to memorize.
Answering questions with the 2nd conditional:
Solution and definitions:
“If we build systems that know that they don’t know what the objective is, then they start to exhibit these behaviors, like asking permission before getting rid of all the oxygen etc “
Q: What happens when you hand over the control of systems to robots?
A: You lose the incentive to understand it yourself or to teach the next generation how to understand it.