Bladimir, This was a very interesting post and it that definition of human trafficking is pretty saddening despite the fact that it is only factual. Human trafficking is a very pressing issue truly should be focused on more than it is right now. Here is a link on human trafficking:
The first two posts I have done on this topic have been relatively negative and have outlined the possible side effects of artificial intelligence. This post will have more of the opposite; AI has and will have
This was quite a compelling article on the comparison between the US and eagles. It seems that people have lost their sense of nationalism and that pride is just what that eagle represents. Your analogies fit this post perfectly. Here is a source that talks about why the eagle is such a powerful…[Read more]
This is a very interesting post. CTE is a pretty scary possibility and many sports are responsible for it. The fact that owners and commissioners don’t take responsibility for it is kind of concerning. Here is a link that goes further in depth on the topic of…[Read more]
After delving deeper into the topic of artificial intelligence, it has become more evident that scientists are creating computer AI for tasks we once could complete, or difficult jobs that would be simple to a
Hello Joseph! I think it’s awesome that you’re delving into the world of AI for you explanatory essay! Both of my parents are involved in CS, so often times I get to hear about the current AI and technology leaps and bounds that our society is taking. I never really considered the intent behind AI, and it is interesting to hear that the main goal is to do jobs that we can already do, but more efficiently. I think it would be a good ideas to look at Moore’s Law (https://www.newsweek.com/future-technology-uncertain-moores-law-comes-end-807546). While it doesn’t specifically pertain to the development of AI, it does discuss the exponential growth of technology that our world faces.
Celeste, This is a pretty interesting story you have here. Divergent was quite a good book but there were quite a few things wrong with it, which you address. I like your serum solution and the idea of waking up from an oppression. This post and the book definitely have an impact on me and my perception of what is going on around me in the world.
Elena, The title of this post says it all. It’s hard to believe that someone could actually believe the earth is flat… but well, people do. I would like to read more about this and better understand how and why people believe the earth is flat. Here is an interesting website, titled “The Flat Earth Society”. I think it’ll be fun looking into…[Read more]
There are many jobs around the world that require the assistance of computer generated systems and many tasks that can only be completed with them. As technology becomes more advanced and more job categories open
Joseph, I very much enjoyed reading this summary and your ideas about the dangers on AI. The topic is so interesting, especially for someone who is going to study computer science. I liked how you talked about how some of the greatest minds in history also carry the concern of AI for the future. I also thought that the analogy of AI being like a demon we are releasing interesting. I can agree that it is worrying since we don’t know what exactly we are getting into by continuously evolving computers and technology. Here is an article about the dangers of artificial intelligence, including autonomous weapons, social manipulation, and invasion of privacy: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2018/11/19/is-artificial-intelligence-dangerous-6-ai-risks-everyone-should-know-about/#68db3c622404.
Joe, Very interesting topic as AI has become weirdly present in our world in places we wouldn’t imagine. I liked the concept that the innovation of AI will be exponential and not linear as it is a frightening thought to imagine. I am interested to hear why there is so much intrigue with AI outside the sector of atomization.
Carla, I think this is an interesting post. I think it is very true that students are prone to cyberbullying and it should be stopped. This will most definitely lead those students affected to feel excluded in their own school. However, a public school that follows all rules given to other public schools have to abide by students’ rights of free…[Read more]
Peter, I really like this essay. When you quote Kanwal Mehmud and his statement that “Pakistan is all Pakistanis” but here in America we have so many different cultures in just one neighborhood. I think that you would enjoy the link at the bottom; it’s very interesting to look at after reading your post. It really puts your main idea in…[Read more]
If freedom is granted to you on a daily basis, it is hard to imagine living somewhere where your trustworthiness and loyalty in the eyes of your government is what determines how capable you are of living your
I think this is a good article and strives to get an important point across. I personally think that mental health is an issue that needs to be tended to first. Banning guns will not stop someone with a strong will to do malice. More than a half million guns are stolen each year, according to Giffords Law Center, and then sold. Although banning…[Read more]
This a very interesting and informative post. It is unfortunate that student debt is growing, but good that it is growing slower than before. As I near college, student loans and debt concern me, as it seems as if there is no getting around the responsibility of paying them off. The results from CBS News are pleasing, but not very assuring. I…[Read more]
Li, I think this discussion topic is very interesting. It’s awesome that attention is being called to this and it really changes your view on things you don’t see as possible. It was well articulated and the beauty in a blind photographer is really well discussed. Here are some interesting people and who are also blind…[Read more]
Kianna, this is so interesting. In the times that we’re in, the drinking age seems to be unimportant. It’s nice to see this and have attention called to it. I like this discussion post and I think this link would provide an interesting pro/con list for this topic.
Concussions due to sports have become dangerously more prevalent in the past decade, and some of them aren’t even reported. Brain Line states that 3.8 million concussions occur in the US per year during comp
Joseph, I think that is pretty scary that they go unreported especially 50%. I totally believe that though because for some athletes especially if it’s not effecting you or giving you a ton of pain st the moment your gonna wanna keep pushing or play whatever your playing because your not gonna wanna sit out. Me being an athlete myself I get that feeling to if you get hurt and it doesn’t seem that serious at the time your not gonna want to tell anyone. I do think that people should tell if they were to have a concussion because it’s not worth it if you could have future problems.
I think all of these points are legitimate and well spoken, but I think this sarcastic remark with no purpose but to make fun of someone commenting doesn’t contribute to the discussion of the issue. Whatever side your audience stands on, all points of view should be respected and comments should contribute, not take a stance of making fun of an…[Read more]
Li, this post is very interesting. Everyone these days are obsessed about their iPhone and the next one coming out. Another negative about smartphones is that it decreases the need for in person interactions. There has been an obvious drop in people physically going out and interacting face to face with friends; instead they text them or speak to…[Read more]
Miriam, this post is very interesting and informative. When we think about the legalization and use of marijuana, we rarely think about the role insurance companies have in the process. If it is used for medical purposes, then why isn’t insurance covering it? I think you would really enjoy an article I read about insurance companies and the growth…[Read more]
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