- Being good at school subjects like languages and maths is a sign of true intelligence.
- How should parents and society treat very intelligent children?
- Brains or beauty? Which brings greater success in life?
- Can you tell us about a time when you acted intelligently, or wished you had?
- Which animals do you think of as being intelligent? What about birds and sea creatures?
1 have to solve unexpected problems on a regular basis
2 control your behaviour after learning from past bad experience
3 act intelligently, doing every day what you are supposed to do
4 think studying is a wise choice
5 regret not acting more wisely in a particular situation
Classify the statements into advantages and potential dangers of using technology, machines and robots. Add your own ideas.
- Machines can’t interpret feelings, so interaction is more dehumanised.
- We are too dependent on computers and technology, which is problematic if a machine breaks or crashes.
- Machines don’t make mistakes, people do.
- Workers are replaced by machines, which increases unemployment.
- People stop thinking about how to solve problems because machines can do it for them.
- Technology means more people have access to education, health care, etc.
- Artificial intelligence can benefit society in numerous ways but it must be controlled.