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Dreaming with Smart Machines


September 2016


With artificial intelligence becoming more ubiquitous every year, how will humans adapt to a new era of “smart machines” -- intelligent devices that use machine-to-machine technology? Robots, self-driven cars, and other cognitive computers can make more and more decisions, and solve our problems without human intervention – leading us to ponder, more than ever, our place in a rapidly developing tech world -- and especially our role as parents, teachers, and citizens.


Dreaming with Smart Machines calls us to examine the nature of machines, technological innovation, and life itself. Featured writers include Allison Druin and James Hendler, Angelo Cangelosi and Matthew Schlesinger, Sara Varon, Alan Winfield, Joshua Davis, Neal Bascomb, Robin Hanson, Daniel H. Wilson, Murray Shanahan, Ray Kurzweil, John Markoff, and Matthew Weinstein, who open our eyes and help us imagine the possibilities.



The Books

  • Robot World: Education, Popular Culture, and Science, by Mathew Weinstein (1998)
  • Robots for kids : exploring new technologies for learning / edited by Allison Druin and James Hendler
  • Robopocalypse: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) by Daniel H. Wilson
  • The Technological Singularity, By Murray Shanahan
  • The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth, by Robin Hanson
  • The New Cool: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts, by Neal Bascomb
  • Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
  • Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots, by John Markoff
  • Developmental Robotics: From Babies to Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series) Hardcover – January 9, 2015
  • by Angelo Cangelosi (Author), Matthew Schlesinger (Author), Linda B. Smith (Foreword)
  • Artificial Cognitive Systems: A Primer (MIT Press), by David Vernon
  • Robot dreams / Sara Varon
  • The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence, by Ray Kurzweil (1998)
  • Robotics: A Very Short Introduction, by Alan Winfield (2012)
  • Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design by Anthony Dunne
  • Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series), by Patrick Lin (Editor), Keith Abney (Editor), George A. Bekey (Editor)
  • Robot Futures, by Illah Reza Nourbakhsh


The Books

  • Diverse Early Childhood Education Policies and Practices: Voices and Images from Five Countries in Asia by Amita Gupta
  • The Education of Indigenous Citizens in Latin America / edited by Regina Cortina
  • Access, Equity, and Performance : education in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago / Mun C. Tsang, Michelle Fryer, and Gregorio Arevalo
  • How NGOs React : globalization and education reform in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Mongolia / edited by Iveta Silova and Gita Steiner-Khamsi
  • Shifting Sands : Bedouin women at the crossroads / Ruth Westheimer & Gil Sedan
  • Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism : beyond heritage languages in a global city / edited by Ofelia Garcia, Zeena Zakharia and Bahar Otcu
  • Comparative and International education : issues for teachers / edited by Karen Mundy ... [et al.] Teachers College Press
  • Tips for Teaching Culture: Practical Approaches to Intercultural Communication by Ann C. Wintergerst
  • Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom by Ann C. Wintergerst & Andrea DeCapua
  • Gendered Paradoxes: Educating Jordanian Women in Nation, Faith and Progress by Fida Adely
  • Teaching in Two Languages: A Guide for K-12 Bilingual Educators by Tatyana Kleyn
  • The Beautiful Tree by James Tooley




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