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Essay Example (Several Paragraphs)
The concept of artificial intelligence has intrigued human beings ever since the first computer came along and changed things forever. Artificial intelligence has been an inspiration for countless movies, books, albums, and TV shows. On one hand, the scientist claim we have nothing to fear yet because, even though we’re close, we are still not able to create artificial intelligence. On the other hand, movies like The Terminator, The Matrix, I, Robot, or Philip K. Dick show us a more dark, sinister side of having artificial intelligence run our lives. Scientists have been wrong so many times, and movies are pure fantasy, but in this case, fiction might be much closer to reality than science.
The biggest problem with artificial intelligence, apart from actually creating it, is the fact that we don’t know how it will start acting in real life. Although it is viewed in academic circles as something that will make our lives better, because it will have the power to solve complex problems, or maybe even cure diseases, artificial intelligence might pose more of a problem than a solution to all of our issues. Of course, even if we do manage to actually create it, it would not be all that powerful right away. But, in all likelihood, artificial intelligence would continue to develop itself, and we have absolutely no idea where it might end up. We know how human intelligence develops over time, but comparing organic and articial intelligence would be a mistake, because we can only speculate about the nature of the latter.
The second problem with artificial intelligence, once it reaches a certain level, is that it might surpass us, which is a very dangerous concept. Right now, we are the dominant species on this planet. If there was some other intelligence, in this case an artificial one, that was far more powerful than hours, then it would no doubt try to establish itself as the dominant one. If we take a look at the way we have subjugated everything around us to fit our needs, it doesn’t look good, because we might end up the same way. Artificial intelligence, seeing as it would become more powerful than its human counterpart, would be able to tap into all resources available and control them, often at our expense. It’s easy to imagine how something like that might happen.
On the other hand, it is much harder to argue about the specifics of such scenario. This new intelligence might view our species as a threat, or even as vermin, and it would do everything in its power to exterminate us, in pretty much the same way we exterminate other species around us, or use them to make our lives comfortable. A less likely scenario would be where both species coexist peacefully, or even helping one another. So why do scientists continue to pursue the development of articifial intelligence? Why do we play God? What’s in it for us, other than potential extinction?
In case we are able to control it, it turns out, quite a lot. Artificial intelligence would be able to develop new thinking patterns which haven’t been explored, and seeing as it would be more powerful, it would be able to solve problems and come up with new advances in science. It would be able to find cures for diseases which are currently incurable, or perhaps even solve the issues of global warming, hunger, and clean energy. It might even be able to come with new forms of transportation which are superior to ones that we already have. But, the problem with that concept is that a more powerful intelligence would do everything in its power to dominate us, instead of serve us and our goals. It would have its own agenda, and it would probably not coincide with ours.
This means that all of the potential benefits would be overshadowed by the negative consequences. For now, we can only speculate about the outcome. However, we can analyze all of the potential risks and decide whether or not we should continue to entertain the idea of articial intelligence. There are too many things that could go wrong, and given the bleakest version of events, it could even lead to our extinction. So, the answer to the question in the title is very clear. We have to stand up and say “No”.
Dissertation Example (Several Paragraphs)
“The research conducted by Katz, Evangelou, and Hartman (1990), clearly demonstrates the value of mixed-aged classes, where children aren’t classified based on their age. Children, aged four and five, were given new study materials to analyze. Among the items they were given to inspect were plastic chain links. Older children have begun to connect the plastic chains links to one another, forming a chains spreading across the entire length of the classroom. In time, they began analyzing their shape and counting how many of each kind are inside the large chain. After that, they began to take note of other properties of the chain, such as its size. Younger children follow their example, as they start to piece together their own chain. In the next few days, five-year-olds have continued to classify the pieces and catalogue them. On the other hand, the four-year-olds, have begun to analyze the length of the chains, take note of the shape of the chain links, and categorize them based on different criteria. It was obvious that the younger children were learning from their older classmates, even though they weren’t expected to start analyzing the chain in the same way the older children were.
Despite their age difference, they were able to learn from each other. However, as far as the children themselves were concerned, they didn’t view their multi-age class as something special or experimental. According to Gutloff (1995), the children thought is was rather normal, since they were exposed to people of different age, much they like they would have been in real life. They simply came across the same situation inside their classroom. According to Katz, Evangelou, and Hartman (1990), multi-age grouping is explained as the grouping of children inside the same classroom where there is at least one-year difference between the children. But, the concept of a mixed-age classroom is anything but new, according to Bacharach, Hasslen and Anderson (1995). There have been cases of mutli-age classrooms before, where there weren’t simply enough students to create different classes based on age, so they were all grouped together in the same class. Of course, the reasons behind this were purely geographic and econonic, but nonetheless, the classroom indeed featured children of different ages. However, in the past couple of decades, there has been an emerging trend of experimental classrooms where children were put inside mixed-age classrooms on purpose, according to various researches.
According to Miller (1994), the needs of children are met much better within the multi-age classroom concept, because they are more in tune with their developmental needs, as opposed to traditional classroom, where categorization happens based on age and grade-level curriculum. Despite the age difference, the difference in learning ability became blurred very quickly, because the teachers inside these groups catered to the specific individuals needs of every child. A few years before this research, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) started to state their concern about the growing demand for formal instructions in early childhood education programs. There were various factors that contributed to this growing trend, and one of the most dominant ones was the parents’ demand for the improvement of education quality. The NAEYC responded by publishing one of their most important works, named: Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. The book was written to explain and promote programs which were more in tune with how young children learn. The book also introduced various educational strategies, while never losing sight of the fact that the children need a caring environment, just as much as they need the right curriculum.”
Term Paper Example (Several Paragraphs)
Abraham Lincolin is one the most beloved and well-known American presidents in the entire history of the country. Instantly recognizable by his unique appearance, with sideburns, and a long, gaunt silhouette, Lincoln has left an permanent mark in history through his actions which served to make the lives of his countrymen better. These days, we come across his iconic image on coins, or when we visit the Lincoln Memorial, not to mention the endless slew of books, movies, and TV shows inspired by him and his legacy. However, we need to dig deeper than that in order to fully realize the greatness of Abraham Lincoln. His iconic image and all of the anecdotes we hear time and time again perhaps diminish his legacy in a way, because most of us don’t bother to go any further to find out who he really was. Of course, we know all about his upbringing and what struggles we went through early in life. We also know about how important he was when it came to abolishing slavery in the United States, and his tragic demise when he was assassinated. But, there is so much more to Lincoln than the worn-out legends and myths.
Arguable the most influential US president of all time, he was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He experienced tragedy very early in life, as his mother died when he was only ten years old, which meant that the household rested on his young shoulders in a way. Fortunately, he was exceptionally tall and strong for his age, and apparently, quite handy around the axe. He was also introduced to turkey hunting when he was just eight years old, which was an experience he described in his autobiography. His physical strength was not the only value he had. Young Lincoln was also exceptionally bright and resourcesful for his age. However, he had no opportunity to pursue fruther education, but he did learn to read and write. He made up for this lack of options by becoming a voracious reader. Once he had consumed all of the books from his modest household, he started borrowing books from his neighbors. However, he did not stop at reading books and doing farm work. The following years were quite turbulent for Lincoln, as he moved from Hardin Country to New Salem, Illinois, where he worked a variety of jobs, including being a post master, and a store keeper.
He was also a soldier in the Indian wars. But, it was his oratory skills and his way of getting through to the people that earned him a distinguished position in the local community. In 1834, he was elected to the local legislature, and several years later, in 1840, he was in Congress for a short period of time. At the same time, he worked hard and earned a qualification as a lawyer. As a result, he opened up a legal practice which he managed successfully for years. He spent the following decade practicing law, but he became interested in the burning question of slavery, that was dividing America and threatening to tear it apart completely. His experience as a lawyer and his oratory skills helped him when he contested for a seat in the Senate. In 1860, he became a candidate for the Republican Party. Although he wasn’t viewed as favorite, he went on to win the elections, by winning 180 out of 303 votes. This enabled him to start his fight against slavery, which he would go on to win. It was arguably his greatest achievement, although a case can be made that his greatest success was overcoming all of the obstacles he came across in life, and ending up as the President of the United States.