Artificial Intelligence

Booker T. Washington:'Up from Slavery Anonymous The autobiography of Booker T. Washing titled Up From Slavery is a rich narrative of the man's life from slavery to one of the founders of the Tuskegee Institute. The book takes us through one of the most dynamic periods in this country's history, especially African Americans. I am very interested in the period following the Civil War and especially in the transformation of African Americans from slaves to freemen. Up From Slavery provides a great
The Artificial Nigger: Truths Behind Racism Anonymous In O'Connor's The Artificial Nigger the essences of prejudice and degradation are captured to a great extent. Reality shows us with needless consistency people in a need to feel better about themselves only achieve it by being better than someone else. Therefore every opportunity at hand, including racism, is taken advantage as a form of gratification. Mr. Head, the grandfather, is an example of one of these people. He is in competition wit
Psychlogy of Fashion Inga Vilenski It has been said that individuals act out the roles that are associated with their identities and positions in society. This statement clearly relates to the case studies provided in the assignment package. It states that we have to look the part to play the part. This is an ingenious statement because what we look like is often controlled by society and it's positions we take. An example would be the career positions that we usually desire to occupy. If we do
The Matrix It is easy to confuse the concepts of virtual reality and a computerized model of reality (simulation). The former is a self-contained Universe, replete with its laws of physics and logic. It can bear resemblance to the real world or not. It can be consistent or not. It can interact with the real world or not. In short, it is an arbitrary environment. In contrast, a model of reality must have a direct and strong relationship to the world. It must obey the rules of physics and
The Fourth Law of Robotics Sigmund Freud said that we have an uncanny reaction to the inanimate. This is probably because we know that - despite pretensions and layers of philosophizing - we are nothing but recursive, self aware, introspective, conscious machines. Special machines, no doubt, but machines althesame. The series of James bond movies constitutes a decades-spanning gallery of human paranoia. Villains change: communists, neo-nazis, media moguls. But one kind of villain is a fixture in
Death, Life and the Question of Identity A classical point of departure in defining Death, seems to be Life itself. Death is perceived either as a cessation of Life - or as a transit zone, on the way to a continuation of Life by other means. While the former presents a disjunction, the latter is a continuum, Death being nothing but a corridor into another plane of existence (the hereafter). Another, logically more rigorous approach, would be to ask Who is Dead when Death occurs. In other wor
Future Perfect Many futurologists - professional (Toffler) and less so (Naisbitt) - tried their hand at predicting the future. They proved quite successful at predicting major trends but not as lucky in delineating their details. This is because, inevitably, every futurologist has to resort to crude tools such as extrapolation. The modern day versions of biblical prophets are much better informed - and this, precisely, seems to be the problem. The cluttered information obstructs the outlines of
Internet: A Medium or a Message? The State of the Net: An Interim Report about the Future of the Internet Who are the participants who constitute the Internet? - Users - connected to the net and interacting with it - The communications lines and the communications equipment - The intermediaries (e.g. the suppliers of on-line information or access providers). - Hardware manufacturers - Software authors and manufacturers (browsers, site development tools, specific applications, smart agents, searc
The Pleasure of Meaning Abstract People often confuse satisfaction or pleasure with meaning. It is one thing to ask How (what Science does), another to seek an answer to Why (a teleological quest in most cases) and still different to contemplate the What for. For instance: people often do something because it gives them pleasure or satisfaction ? however this does not endow the act with meaning. Meaningless things can be ? and many times, are ? pleasant and satisfying. A prime example is h
Metaphors of the Mind The brain (and, by implication, the Mind) has been compared to the latest technological innovation in every generation. The computer metaphor is now in vogue. Computer hardware metaphors were replaced by software metaphors and, lately, by (neuronal) network metaphors. Such attempts to understand by comparison are common in every field of human knowledge. Architects and mathematicians have lately come up with the structural concept of tensegrity to explain the phenomenon o
Legitimizing Final Causes The word telos in ancient Greek meant: goal, target, mission, completion, perfection. The Greeks seem to have associated the attaining of a goal with perfection. Modern scientific thought is much less sanguine about teleology, the belief that causes are preceded by their effects. The idea is less zany than it sounds. It was Aristotle who postulated the existence of four types of causes. It all started with the attempt to differentiate explanatory theories from theor
Causes of WWI Unknown The First World War had many causes; the historians probably have not yet discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causes than what we know now. The spark of the Great War was the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife by a Serbian nationalist on the morning of June 28, 1914, while traveling in a motorcade through Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Archduke was chosen as
How Can Artificial Intelligence Help Us? Unknown Recently, the media has spent an increasing amount of broadcast time on new technology. The focus of high-tech media has been aimed at the flurry of advances concerning artificial intelligence (AI). What is artificial intelligence and what is the media talking about? Are these technologies beneficial to our society or mere novelties among business and marketing professionals? Medical facilities, police departments, and manufacturing plants have al
Computer Technology Unknown A computer is an electronic device that can receive a set of instructions or program and the carry out this program by performing calculations on numerical data or by compiling and correlating other forms of information. (Computer Encarta). It also performs calculations and processes information with astonishing speed and precision. Computer Technology has improved our lives. It will continue to affect our future which will lead to an easier, less complicated lifest
I would like to study electromechanics or any other related area, such as robotics or programming with a strong emphasis on technological applications. My interest stems from the fact that Electromechanical Engineering has a wide variety of applications that can be used practically in all places. Electromechanical Engineering is required everywhere and it is a career that has a great potential for the future since the latest advances in robotics and mechanical systems are proving how important t
Assuming you haven't been living in a cave or under a rock for the last few decades, you are probably aware that an amazing computer revolution has rapidly changed the way much of the world works. Computer engineering is a very great job for the 21st century Developments in radio, television, radar, transistors, computers, and robotics have fundamentally altered human life. The field of Computer Engineering is at the epicenter of this development. It encompasses a wide range of topics including
1 Abstract?This paper discusses Android-Bots which is a software developed for the AndroidTM mobile devices. Since AndroidTM operating system lack of proper sound profile, alarm and battery management features this 3rd party software adds these features for the device. This application mainly changes device settings according to the current location of the mobile device. Although there are some similar software developed, their location finding is inefficient due to GPS usage. Index Terms?androi
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Utopian and Cyberpunk Societies As I sat and listened to multiple political science essays in the last few weeks of my Honors Colloquium class, some essential concepts really stuck out to me and resonated in my mind. The idea of a utopian society that was brought forth in class got me thinking of how our world would be like today if we adopted some utopian methods of living. In America we are very blessed to live in the land of opportunity yet we are always focused on what is the next and best o
Professor Mike Miller Argument and Persuasion in Humanities 2116 25 September 2015 The Week in News: 9/13 “Former Denver Radio Host Files Lawsuit Against Pop Star Taylor Swift.” Fox News 13 Sep 2015 Web. 21 September 2015. This news story explains a lawsuit filed by Denver radio host David Mueller against Taylor Swift, after a member of her security team stated Mueller touched the pop star on the butt. The event in question took place back stage during a meet and greet with the singer at the Pe
Terence Tufuor Senior Design Technical Report 01/20/2017 USING ACTIVE INFRARED FOR EYE DETECTION AND TRACKING INTRODUCTION The birth of computers, especially personal computers introduced the need for human-computer interfaces. We needed a way to interact with these devices in a simple and intuitive manner. Input devices like the keyboard, mouse and pointer have made it very easy to send instructions to these devices and make them do what we need them to do; whether is work related, entertainme
Terence Tufuor Senior Design Technical Report 01/20/2017 USING ACTIVE INFRARED FOR EYE DETECTION AND TRACKING INTRODUCTION The birth of computers, especially personal computers introduced the need for human-computer interfaces. We needed a way to interact with these devices in a simple and intuitive manner. Input devices like the keyboard, mouse and pointer have made it very easy to send instructions to these devices and make them do what we need them to do; whether is work related, entertainme
Terence Tufuor Senior Design Technical Report 01/20/2017 USING ACTIVE INFRARED FOR EYE DETECTION AND TRACKING INTRODUCTION The birth of computers, especially personal computers introduced the need for human-computer interfaces. We needed a way to interact with these devices in a simple and intuitive manner. Input devices like the keyboard, mouse and pointer have made it very easy to send instructions to these devices and make them do what we need them to do; whether is work related, entertainme
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and carved in stone, people worldwide have reacted to the world by making images. The fundamental goal of art, especially in the past, was to convey meaning and express important ideas, revealing what was significant to every society, by arresting images. In recognizing the subject matter of any painting, you have to look at the artist's intentions, which are regularly connected to social conditions, national or global issues and t