Robot Rights – an impossibility or an inevitability?

Michal - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Year 12 student Michal writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine on the fascinating topic of robot rights. As Michal notes, "[a]rtificial intelligence raises serious questions about philosophical boundaries. While we may ask if sentient robots are conscious or deserving of rights, it forces us to pose basic questions like ‘What … Continue reading Robot Rights – an impossibility or an inevitability?

Should legal disputes be determined by artificial, rather than human, means?

Kate - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Talented Year 12 student Kate has written this insightful essay in response to the Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law competition, organised by Trinity College, Cambridge. Launched in 2013, the Robert Walker Prize has three objectives: to encourage students with an interest in Law to explore that … Continue reading Should legal disputes be determined by artificial, rather than human, means?

Outgrowing God: a myth or a reality?

Matthew - Year 11 Student Editor's Note: Matthew reflects here on a talk that he attended recently in which Richard Dawkins discussed scientific truth, outgrowing God and life beyond Earth. This is Matthew's second contribution to The GSAL Journal: his previous submission was The Cryptanalysis of Enigma. CPD ‘Outgrowing God: a myth or a reality?’ … Continue reading Outgrowing God: a myth or a reality?