The Greek Myth of Talos, the First Robot

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A short video introduces viewers to the Greek myth of Talos, the first robot. The story also connects Talos to the myth of Jason, Medea, and the argonauts.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups investigate current work on robots and other areas of artificial intelligence
Classroom Considerations
  • The video refers to Hephaestus as the god of technology and the god of the invention; most viewers will have heard of him as the god of the forge
Pros
  • The "Dig Deeper" section includes links to additional materials for viewers to explore
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