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Role of Parents in Morrison's Recitatif and O'Connor's The Artificial Nigger

- Role of Parents in Morrison's Recitatif and O'Connor's The Artificial Nigger         Parental figures in Toni Morrison's "Recitatif" and Flannery O'Connor's "The Artificial Nigger" use indoctrination in an attempt to uphold tradition and reinforce racial boundaries. While one adult influence fulfills the mission entirely, the other must settle for inconstant, recurrent success and ultimate failure.   In "Recitatif" and "The Artificial Nigger" a mother and a grandfather, respectively, with too much responsibility seek to alter the lives of two children for the worst....   [tags: Artificial Nigger Essays]

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Power in O'Connor's The Artificial Nigger and Mason's Shiloh

- Power in O'Connor's The Artificial Nigger and Mason's Shiloh Flannery O'Connor's story The Artificial Nigger and Bobbie Ann Mason's story Shiloh both possess characters that excercise power . Mr. Head, the main character that exercises power in The Artificial Nigger, is an old racist man, who claims to know everything. In Mason's story, Norma Jean, a simple southern woman who wants change in her life, is the main character that exercises power. Both characters are similar in their successful exercise of power; however, the effects their power have are different....   [tags: Artificial Nigger Mason's Shiloh Essays]

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An Analysis of the First Paragraph of O’Connor’s The Artificial Nigger

- An Analysis of the First Paragraph of O’Connor’s The Artificial Nigger ?In “The Artificial Nigger,” Flannery O’Connor commingles characteristic Christian imagery with themes evocative of her Southern setting. In this essay, a close reading of the first paragraph of this story elucidates the subtle ways in which O’Connor sets up these basic themes of redemption and forgiveness. An additional paragraph will examine the ramifications of this reading on the intertwined racial aspects of the story, which are connected by a common theme of master/servant imagery, which is integral to the first paragraph....   [tags: O'Connor Artificial Nigger]

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Grandson’s Lesson in Flannery O’Connor’s The Artificial Nigger

- Grandson’s Lesson in Flannery O’Connor’s The Artificial Nigger “He’s never seen anything before,” Mr. Head continued. “Ignorant as the day he was born, but I mean for him to get his fill once and for all.” P.254 This quote which comes early in the text of Flannery O’Connor’s “The Artificial Nigger,” is of great significance for understanding this novel as a whole. The quote comes from the beginning of this short story when the Grandfather (Mr. Head) is on the train with his grandson (Nelson)....   [tags: O’Connor’s Artificial Nigger]

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O´Conners Book, The Artificial Nigger

- In O’Conner’s “The Artificial Nigger” the essences of prejudice and degradation are captured to a great extent. Reality shows us with needless consistency people who need to feel better about themselves and only achieve it by being better than someone else. Mr. Head, the grandfather, is an example of one of these people. He is in competition with seemingly everyone he encounters. Racism is just one of the forms he utilizes to demean others, while elevating his own self-image. O’Conner’s depiction of a southern, prejudice, and close-minded person goes into the extreme depths of what constitutes as well as motivates an adherent racist....   [tags: racism, prejudice, degradation]

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The Artificial Nigger: Truths Behind Racism

- 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 with seemingly everyone he encounters while in a day trip to the City....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Comparing Stereotypes and Stereotyping in Measuring My Blood and The Artificial Nigger

- Conformity and Stereotypes in Measuring My Blood and The Artificial Nigger   Adults frequently make conscious attempts to pass on their values and judgments concerning a number of matters to younger generations by sharing their own views. Generally, the advice they pass on is helpful for one to become a successful, productive member of the general population; however, this process of indoctrination can be harmful if the views shared by the elder are racist. Gerald Vizenor's "Measuring My Blood" and Flannery O'Connor's "The Artificial Nigger" explore the circumstances in which racist individuals try to induce others into following stereotypical ideas and how their influence can le...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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It 's No Secret, The Word `` Nigger ``

- It’s no secret, the word “nigger” in today’s society is one of the most offensive, controversial, and racist things that can come from someone may say. The word right away brings up a dark past in the United States that few can be proud of, a time where African-Americans were segregated against due to their skin color. To this very day it remains one of those words that are rarely said in public because of the hurtful and derogatory meaning that it processes. But what about the word “nigga,” some may argue that our language is changing and the meaning has changed....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race, Nigger]

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The Word Nigger

- The Word "Nigger" “My niggas. Some niggas that you don’t wanna try.       My niggas. Some niggas that’s really do or die.       My niggas. Ain’t no longer living a lie.       My niggas is stong. My niggas is real.”      Does this artist use the word nigger in the same way that racists have and still are. The answer to this question is a simple one- no. Today’s urban society have changed, not only the definition, but also the spelling of this word, which was once used to belittle those of African-American decent....   [tags: Definition History Nigga Nigger Black Essays]

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The And Of Artificial Intelligence

- ... AI gives the potential to accelerate scientific discovery in the healthcare industry. For example, a system can make medical decisions interactively with a program or use simulation to predict outcomes on the basis of the patient’s data. AI can also be used to make feasible decisions without emotion. Emotions that often intercept a person’s rational thinking are not a hindrance for artificial thinkers. While a human makes a decision, he or she does so after taking into account of his/her emotions....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Psychology, Strong AI]

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Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Mankind?

- From the first imaginative thought to manipulate nature to the development of complex astronomical concepts of space exploration, man continues to this day to innovate and invent products or methods that improve and enhance humankind. Though it has taken 150 million years to reach current day, the intellectual journey was not gradual in a linear sense. If one was to plot significant events occurring throughout human existence, Mankind’s ability to construct new ideas follows a logarithmic path, and is rapidly approaching an asymptote, or technological singularity....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence]

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Artificial Neural Networks Report

- ... And gave guidelines about how to choose a learning rate. If we choose a learning rate that is too large, it may moves too far in the “correct” direction, resulting in overshooting or minimum in the error surface, it takes longer to train, which effect the accuracy (will be poor in that case).By decreasing the learning rate, the training speed and accuracy will be improved, but if we use a too small learning rate it is a waste of time and computational resources. Their approach is explained as following steps: Step1.Train the neural network for one epoch using different orders magnitude of learning rates (e.g., 100 down to .00001) , So we can find a learning rate L with the smallest tota...   [tags: artificial intelligence]

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Artificial Intelligence And The Field Of Robotics

- ... Now that the differences of programming robotics versus a regular computer were discussed, next is focussing on the programming and coding robots. Programming artificial intelligence on robots have similar concepts as any other medium. Learning to program artificial intelligence helps knowing what kind of programming languages are used in this field. Generally most programming regarding artificial intelligence uses some form of object-oriented programming. One type of programming language commonly used with A.I....   [tags: Robot, Robotics, Artificial intelligence]

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Artificial Intelligence, Are They Existential Threat?

- Artificial Intelligence, are they an existential threat to us. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the area of computer science focusing on creating machines that can engage on behaviors that humans consider intelligent. The ability to create intelligent machines has intrigued humans since ancient times and today with the advent of the computer and 50 years of research into AI programming techniques, the dream of smart machines is becoming a reality. These smart machines can mimic human’s thought, understand speech, and do other countless things that was not possible before....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer, Transhumanism]

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Annotated Bibliography On Artificial Intelligence

- Annotated Bibliography: Bilton, Nick. “Artificial Intelligence as a Threat.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 5 Nov. 2014. Web. 17 Nov. 2014l. Nick Bilton starts “Artificial Intelligence as a Threat” with a comparison of Ebola, Bird flu, SARS, and artificial intelligence. Noted by Bilton, humans can stop Ebola, bird flu, and SARS. However, artificial intelligence, if it ever exceeds human intelligence, would not be stoppable by humans. Bilton, in his article, argues that AI is the biggest threat to humans at our current time, more serious than Ebola and other diseases....   [tags: Logic, Argument, Artificial intelligence]

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Artificial Intelligence And Human Intelligence

- ... McCarthy, 1955). To further research for AI, CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Laboratory) was created by Minsky and McCarthy at MIT in 1959. At CSAIL new computer science tools were created in the development for artificial intelligence, such as LISP (list processing), artificial intelligence’s programming language. McCarthy created LISP and it became one of the guideline computer algorithms for AI. (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics , 2015) The early uses of AI were seen through robots....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer]

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Artificial Intelligence: Can Computers Think?

- This essay will address the question of whether computers can think, possess intelligence or mental states. It will proceed from two angles. Firstly it is required to define what constitutes “thinking.” An investigation into this debate however demonstrate that the very definition of thought is contested ground. Secondly, it is required for a reflection on what form artificial intelligence should take, be it a notion of “simulated intelligence,” the weak AI hypothesis, or “actual thinking,” the strong AI hypothesis....   [tags: artificial intelligence]

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Turing, Searle, and Artificial Intelligence

- The conditions of the present scenario are as follows: a machine, Siri*, capable of passing the Turing test, is being insulted by a 10 year old boy, whose mother is questioning the appropriateness of punishing him for his behavior. We cannot answer the mother's question without speculating as to what A.M. Turing and John Searle, two 20th century philosophers whose views on artificial intelligence are starkly contrasting, would say about this predicament. Furthermore, we must provide fair and balanced consideration for both theorists’ viewpoints because, ultimately, neither side can be “correct” in this scenario....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence Essays]

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Artificial Sweeteners Market Analysis

- Equal’s business during 1980s: Equal’s product was the first product which created by Searle and it was a new development aspect in the artificial sweetener market. It made from new substance, and this substance was an innovation of Searle that added significant value to the market, which that invention called aspartame. Equal was seeking to their objective by improving their product to gain better Advantage to compete other similar product in the market which called Sweet’n Low’s ( a sugar substitute), and at the same time Equal never surrender to their competitor which are selling almost to similar kind of their feature of Equal product....   [tags: Marketing Artificial Sweeteners ]

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The Between Humans And Artificial Intelligence

- Throughout history there has been an increase amount of Artificial Intelligence. Over time they have evolved into things like Siri and the basic GPS. These neat machines have been program to not only outsmart the human intellect but to become the world 's leading help. The differentiation between humans and Artificial Intelligence are their make up. Humans are deep and intellectual thinkers that require time to produce a response; meanwhile, Artificial Intelligence is an electronic that does not think....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Artificial intelligence, Thought]

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The Field Of Artificial Intelligence

- ... Humans would be ultimately knocked down from the top of the intelligence totem pole. The article “The Gene Hackers” focuses on a technology named CRISPR, that enables scientists to manipulate DNA like never before. CRISPR is a collection of DNA sequences found in a type of bacteria that can target invading viruses, send a special enzyme to break them apart, and use the pieces to create a rudimentary enzyme. CRISPR contains two components, a cellular scalpel to cut DNA and RNA that is capable of transmitting biological information throughout the genome (Specter 52)....   [tags: DNA, Gene, Artificial intelligence, Genetics]

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Artificial Intelligence And Human Intelligence

- Imagine asking your computer to do something in the same way you would ask a friend to do it. Without having to memorize special commands that only it could understand. For computer scientists this has been an ambitious goal; that can further simplify computers. Artificial Intelligence, a system that can mimic human intelligence by performing task that usually only a human can do, usually has to use a form of natural language processing. Natural language processing, a sub-field of computer science and artificial intelligence, concerns the successfully interaction between a computer and a human....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer, Alan Turing]

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Artificial Intelligence ( Ai )

- Don’t Let the AI Byte. Mankind will be reduced to a lazy, incapable, and less dominant being because of artificial intelligence (AI). This idea is a possible future outcome if artificial intelligence is allowed to be created and used in people’s everyday lives. That is because AI is there to replace human’s need to think. AI’s main purpose is to make people’s lives easier and help reduce the number of mistakes made in society. The majority of the population wants AI to be created to take over their boring, everyday lives....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer, Human, Emotion]

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Artificial Intelligence At County Hall

- ... This event also gives all the robot engineers a chance to meet, and share their ideas regarding artificial intelligence and other the computer related technology as well. So point being, the robot dogs may not seem as much to the eyes of a commoner, unfamiliar with the underlying workings of these highly advanced machines but, all of these efforts could be stepping stones for something far greater and much more brilliant in the future; as this zestful bunch of engineers, might and probably will come across something of genius as a domino effect because of their assertive work in this field....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer, Kevin Warwick]

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Artificial Intelligence And Its Effects On The Future

- ... Alan Turing argued that if the machine could successfully pretend to be human to a knowledgeable observer then you certainly should consider it intelligent. This test would satisfy most people but not all philosophers. The observer could interact with the machine and a human by teletype (to avoid requiring that the machine imitate the appearance or voice of the person), and the human would try to persuade the observer that it was human and the machine would try to fool the observer. (Turing, 1950) Everything that civilization offers is a product of our intelligence....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer]

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Artificial Intelligence And Development Of Computer Systems

- What is Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. AI was first modernly introduced in the 1940’s when the programmable digital computer was invented. This machine was based on the abstract essence of mathematical reasoning. This machine encouraged a minute group of scientist to invest thoughts into the possibility of building an electronic brain....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer, Alan Turing]

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Artificial Intelligence Is Growing Up Fast

- A.I. Dilemma Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver. (Diane Ackerman) The moral dilemma of having robots with A.I. has been a topic on many people 's minds, and corresponding to An Article Posted On “The Atlantic”, They Concluded, “ machines are likely to take over 47 percent of today’s jobs within a few decades.” (par2) And other people disagree with A.I. because they are programmed to have feelings and that’s not genuine....   [tags: Autism, Autism spectrum, Artificial intelligence]

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Artificial Intelligence By Stuart J. Russell And Peter Norvig

- ... Distinguished Universities such as Stanford and MIT created AI and robot development labs to explore this new frontier. After the development of multiple knowledge, logic, and language algorithms, AI became a formal industry in 1980. The theoretical “fifth generation” of smart AI type computers was pioneered by a major US corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, whom installed a new autonomous computer system that saved its buyers over $40 million dollars and installed 40 total systems around the country....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer]

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Artificial Intelligence Is The Single Greatest Achievement Human History

- ... People will benefit in a huge way from AI, we already use computers to do our work for us so why not create something to take the human element out of everyday activities that nobody likes to do. Robots have the potential to greatly improve the quality of our lives at home, at work, and at play. Customized robots working alongside people will create new jobs, improve the quality of existing jobs, and give people more time to focus on what they find interesting, important, and exciting. These robots will be able to work and do jobs that humans don’t want to, like a taxi service that can pick up and drop people off and the repeat over and over without getting tired or needing brakes....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer, Sentience]

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When will Artificial Intelligence defeat Human Intelligence?

- On February 15, 1965, a diffident but self-possessed high school student named Raymond Kurzweil appeared as a guest on a game show called I’ve Got a Secret. The teen played a composition on the piano, and the idea was that the judges had to guess what unusual fact in the playing of the piano. Both panelists failed to identify the secret behind Kurzweil’s astonishing piano skills making him win $200. The music was actually composed by a computer. Kurzweil would spend much of the rest of his career working out what his demonstration meant....   [tags: raymond kurweil, artificial intelligence]

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Names and Titles in Gloria Naylor's novel, Mommy, What Does Nigger Mean

- Names and Titles in Gloria Naylor's novel, Mommy, What Does Nigger Mean   "Words themselves are innocuous; it is the consensus that gives them true power." (Naylor 344) A name is a mark of classification, a basis for self identity. Able to elevate or annihilate a persons' perception of herself and the surrounding society, these designations can uplift, joke, chide, mock, insult, degrade. "Society" implies the people and the atmosphere encompassing an individual in her daily life. "Culture" is closely tied to the society of a person--it is the aspects of her life which are directly influenced by such issues as race, color, nationality, religion, sexuality, and any other number of...   [tags: Mommy What Does Nigger Mean Essays]

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An Overview of Artificial Intelligence

- An Overview of Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence, a concept that would make possible our most remote dreams, specially for housewives. Would not it be interesting to know what is this marvelous thing that is going to make our dreams come true. I think it is. AI(Artificial Intelligence) is a fairly new field in Computer Science, my subject, which I found very interesting. AI it is not a well defined concept yet, which it is not a surprise for me, considering that is a very new term and that it contains a word that is has not been well defined either....   [tags: Technology Artificial Intelligence Essays]

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Social And Ethical Impact Of Artificial Intelligence

- Introduction As our world expands through the growing abilities and applications of computers in our everyday lives, it seems that the role of the computer has been reversed. Before we knew that the computer only understood what we programmed it to understand; however, now the majority of our society is learning more from computers than they are able to input into it. Dumm (1986 p.69) History "The human aspiration to create intelligent machines has appeared in myth and literature for thousands of years, from stories of Pygmalion to the tales of the Jewish Golem." Anat Treister-Goren, Ph.D....   [tags: Cause Effect Artificial Intelligence]

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Artificial Sweeteners and Sugar Substitutes

- Aspartame was discovered by James Shatter. He is a chemist at G.D Searle, which where he accidently discovered aspartame. Aspartame is a substance that is 180 times sweeter than sugar, yet it has no calories. Of spring 1967, Searle begins to run safety test for aspartame which is necessary for FDA approval. By fall, a biochemist named Dr.Harold at the University of Wisconsin does an aspartame test on infant monkeys. Without informing the Searle company first. The test results were negative. Out of seven monkeys, one dies and the other six dies from seizures....   [tags: Artificial Sweeteners]

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Artificial Intelligence: Where does it fit?

- Artificial Intelligence: Where does it fit. Machines in the future will not be able to differentiate between man and machine, and neither will humans; except that machines will be active: working, learning, developing new technology. Humans on the other hand, have no choice but to watch from our glass boxes because machines have become so advanced and we would only interfere. Maybe the future won’t look exactly like that, but truthfully, computers will reach human intelligence someday. They have already surpassed our calculation abilities and our speed of processing information....   [tags: Technology Artificial Intelligence Essays]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

- This research Paper has problems with formatting ABSTRACT Current neural network technology is the most progressive of the artificial intelligence systems today. Applications of neural networks have made the transition from laboratory curiosities to large, successful commercial applications. To enhance the security of automated financial transactions, current technologies in both speech recognition and handwriting recognition are likely ready for mass integration into financial institutions. RESEARCH PROJECT TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 Purpose 1 Source of Information 1 Authorization 1 Overview 2 T he First Steps 3 Computer-Synthesized Senses 4 Visual Recognition 4 Current R...   [tags: Artificial Intelligence AI]

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Analysis Of ' Nigger ' And Nigga '

- Everybody has a different perception on how the N-word should be used. The N-word was first used during the nineteenth century to categorized African americans as “black”. The N-word used as “Nigger” or “Nigga” has evolved to have many different meanings. “Nigger” and “Nigga” have two different meanings. “Nigger” shows the offensive discriminative background that was used when African Americans were slaves. This was used to downgrade them as humans. “Nigga” holds the meaning of friendship within this new generation....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people, Race]

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The Whining Nigger and Benjamin Banneker

- It is theorized that the phrase “angry Black man” is a social construct created during America’s Colonial period. It was supposedly used to negatively describe an African-American men who spoke out against what they considered to be an incongruous and xenophobic society and more specifically the institution of slavery. The phrase’s essence had been intentionally misconstrued. The three words together were said to have been used by whites as a dismissive tool; a method of sabotaging the validity of an outspoken Black man’s claims of an unjust and oppressive system....   [tags: slavery, African Americans, race]

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Artificial Intelligence

- In today’s rapidly changing world, technology has given us a possible future in the field of Artificial Intelligence. An August, 1999 article entitled “12: Machines Will Be Smarter Than We Are,” explains how Artificial Intelligence is inevitable. It also explains when and how it will transform civilization. The facts and examples used in the article may not give a full picture of the situation, but succeed in presenting a strong argument. The major strength of this article is the number of examples and quotes that the author uses to support his/her claim....   [tags: Free Artificial Intelligence Essays]

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The Connections Between Artificial Intelligence and Other Fields

- The Connections Between Artificial Intelligence and Other Fields. Abstract Through examples from several fields, this paper will describe the connections between Artificial Intelligence and other areas. Some of these areas make great contributions to AI research, others gain knowledge and technique from that same AI research. This paper will further detail the incredible capacity of AI research to be applied elsewhere to solve similar problems. The goal of this paper is to describe to the reader the impact that AI can create on seemingly unrelated fields....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence AI]

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Artificial Lights And Artificial Lighting

- Even if the nest has occurred and survived, artificial lighting still causes problems for the soon to be hatching nestlings. Artificial lighting is known to deter the emergence of nestlings. The reason why it does this is still not known (Witherington). Speculation is that the turtles think the artificial light is actually daylight, which then would suppress behavior that is usually nocturnal. If the hatchlings hatch, they end up crawling toward artificial light sources because of the same instinctive cue that leads them to the ocean on beaches without any artificial light....   [tags: Light, Lighting, Sea turtle, Light pollution]

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Analysis Of ' Mommy There 's A Nigger At The Door '

- Analysis Mommy…There’s a nigger at the door Dr. Ronald L. Jackson’s piece titled “Mommy…There’s a nigger at the door” (which appears in Journal of Counseling & Development; Winter99, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p4) shares his experience with racism as a child and continues on as it follows him into adulthood. And expressing that what we instill in our children impacts their lives in a huge way. In this article the author shares his experiences on racism throughout his life. As the author goes in to detail about his first encounter of racism from what he called a “well- taught baby racist” he presents an ugly setting....   [tags: Race, Racism, Black people, White people]

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A Comparison of the Chemical Structures and Production Methods of Silk and Artificial Silk

- A Comparison of the Chemical Structures and Production Methods of Silk and Artificial Silk Abstract Despite their seemingly similar exteriors, the chemical structures and production methods of natural silk and the artificial silks rayon and nylon are quite different. Silk yarn, extracted from the cocoon of the Bombyx mori moth, is made up of fibroin molecules with beta-pleated sheet secondary structures. The fibroin molecules consist of crystalline fibers constructed of regularly paralleled, unfolded polypeptide chains of polyglycylalanine mixed with an amorphous part....   [tags: Artificial Silk Synthetic Material Rayon Nylon]

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Nigger: Historical and Current Use

- Nigger: Historical and Current Use “Nigger: it is arguably the most consequential social insult in American History, though, at the same time, a word that reminds us of ‘the ironies and dilemmas, tragedies and glories of the American experience’” (Kennedy 1). Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy’s book Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word is at the center of debate because of its controversy. It addresses questions among a diverse audience of students and scholars of all racial and ethnic backgrounds in its quest to discover how and why the word should or should not be used in modern day America....   [tags: Language History Discourse America]

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A Nigger No Longer Caged

- A Nigger No Longer Caged I taught myself to read when I was twenty years old. The book I started with was I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou. I was raised in Huntington, West Virginia. Living in Huntington was like living at the bottom of a bottomless pit. The hills defining our valley town were four insurmountable walls, imprisoning me in that special hell reserved for children of miscegenation. My mother had broken one of Huntington's greatest taboos - she had mothered three children by a black man....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays]

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William Shakespeare 's ' The ' Of The Watermelon That ' And ' A Nigger Boy Ate '

- It is often said that people don’t change. Most people evolve in their way of thinking or acting, but they never change. As the Misfit explains, he “was a different breed of dog” even as a child. A characterization that has only evolved as the story continues. In his encounter with the grandmother we can see a glimpse of how he is in acceptance of what he has become. From the beginning we can see the grandmother as a manipulative character. This manipulative nature in the end leads the family to its demise....   [tags: English-language films, Good and evil]

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The Artificial Bladder

- The bladder is a hollow organ in the human body that stores urine. Urine is made in the kidneys and travels down to the bladder through tubes called ureters. The normal capacity of the bladder is around 400mL to 600mL (WebMD). The bladder is made of muscles that expand to accommodate urine and contract to release it. The bladder is a very significant organ for survival. Without a bladder the human body would have no way of releasing the toxins that it encounters on a daily basis. Urination is the body’s response of releasing the toxins and detritus that it takes in on a daily basis....   [tags: Benefits, Transplants, Success]

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The Artificial Sweeteners

- Four participants (18%) marked obesity as the sole reason affecting their sweetener preference. Two of the four have no AS preference, one selected Splenda, one Stevia. Three of the 22 people (15%) reported being hyperglycemic, two without a preference on AS and the third person preferring Truvia. Three individuals also wrote in the ‘other’ blank indicating their need for low sugar, low-calories, and diet as their factor, and were split between Truvia, Stevia, and Sweet N’ Low. General health concerned two participants who filled this into the ‘other’ blank, responding with Truvia and Stevia being their AS of choice....   [tags: sugar, stevia, obesity, sweeteners, health]

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I No Longer Use the N-Word

- I have not used the N-word since February 25, 2015. Reflecting back to the first time I had ever heard that derogatory word, I distinctly remember we were living in Long Island, New York, and on this specific day my father and I, driving down a very busy street in an old pick-up truck, while turning into our local Home Depot my father made a very wide turn causing a white lady to miss her turn. She screamed out the window, "You dumb ass nigger". At that time I didn't grasp the meaning of that putrid word, but it didn’t take me much longer to realize the force and hatred behind it....   [tags: nigger, racism]

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The Pros and Cons to Artificial Nails

- Artificial nails have been around since the Ming Dynasty of China as a status symbol in the Chinese society. Today artificial nails are used as fashion accessories and extensions to the natural nails. Artificial nails come with a long list of pros and cons that you have to into consideration when taking this route with your natural nails. There a various types of fake nails to choose from with unique cosmetic appeal. But with everything that is appealing comes with a few drawbacks that ranges from the harsh chemicals to create the artificial nails and the infections you can contract from the fake nails....   [tags: fashion accessories and extensions]

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Analysis of the Development of Artificial Intelligence

- Artificial intelligence has come a long way since the first robot. In 1950, Alan Turing of Britain publishes, Computer Machinery and Intelligence. This book was proposed to be the birth of artificial intelligence as we know it. The first robot that presents the usage of artificial intelligence was built in 1969. The purpose of this robot was to try out navigation using basic tools such as cameras and bump sensors (Marshall 371). Since then, we have made a million robots way better than this one and we’re going to continue doing so....   [tags: internist/caduceus, robots, alan turing]

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Ethical Issues with Artificial Intelligence

- During the past two hundred years, scientist have made numerous achievements not thought of in previous centuries. There is a questions that some people have begun to ask “Will science ever advance to far?” Some believe this is the case with artificial intelligence or AI, which is the theory or goal of a series of accomplishments that would allow a computer to house a sentient life form. The idea of AI has formally been around since around 1956. There has been very slow but steady progress towards a working AI....   [tags: robotics, computer programming]

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Artificial Intelligence is Dangerous to Humanity

- Artificial intelligence has become a big controversy between scientists within the past few years. Will artificial intelligence improve our communities in ways we humans can’t, or will they just cause danger to us. I believe that artificial intelligence will only bring harm to our communities. There are multiple reasons why artificial intelligence will bring danger to humanity, some of them being: you can’t trust them, they will lead to more unemployment, and they will cause more obesity. Artificial intelligence is the development of a computer system that is able to perform tasks of human intelligence like visual perception, speech recognition, and decision-making....   [tags: human intelligence, computer, scientists]

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The Ethics of Artificial Life

- At the end of the last Millennium a group of academics and experts in artificial intelligence postulated fourteen outstanding questions and problems that they believed would need to be solved as the development of artificial life progressed. The fourteenth and final problem posited by this panel was to “establish ethical principles for artificial life” in four main regards: “the sanctity of the biosphere, the sanctity of human life, the responsible treatment of newly generated life forms and the risks of exploitations of artificial life.”(Bedau 374) As technological and scientific research continues to advance towards both understanding and eventually developing artificial life, the ethical...   [tags: Ethics]

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Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Reasoning

- In today’s fast paced technologically savvy society, everyone wants the most advanced technology, this thirst for the next big thing is what makes technology fields the fastest changing and growing sectors. In countless movies, television shows, and novels, there is a representation of a humanoid character that is in fact a machine functioning and learning new skills with artificial intelligence. The problem with these shows is that the representation of modern day artificial intelligence is largely skewed, these machines have personalities and emotions making them relatable to humans when they are still just a very elaborate computer program....   [tags: computers, alan turning, savvy society]

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Artificial Intelligence : Is It Love Or Comfort?

- ... He explains that humans benefit from an AI, whether their choices are appearances, qualities, functions, or values since it would allow them to create an AI based on ideal qualities they look for in a significant other. Curran also explains that having the power to create an ideal mate also mirrors the same force that brings individuals together, which is known as the law of attraction. This, in turn, will help those individuals who desire to reanimate their deceased loved one as an AI android body, who haven 't been fortunate enough to find a good match for them or who were in need for a compatible companion....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Love]

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Ethical Issues with Artificial Intelligence

- As a society over the past two hundred years scientist have made numerous achievements that few could of dreamed of beforehand. However, some will raise the question of “Will science ever advance to far?” To many people are going to far with the dream of creating artificial intelligence, namely those that could be considered sentient in at least some regard. To understand this lets examine the history, advantages, disadvantages, and finally whether or not creating artificial intelligences would be ethical....   [tags: technology, supercomputers, robots]

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The Era of Artificial Intelligence

- The era of Artificial Intelligence is upon us, the rising technology within the AI field is quickly becoming one of the largest technological fields within the technology industry. The rise of AI is so prevalent that even basic AI within devices today now seems commonplace; the introduction of AI like Siri on the IPhone seems trivial yet is a prime example of how prevalent the technology of Artificial Intelligence is becoming. The rise of AI becomes of great importance to a large majority of the workforce, any job that could theoretically be made autonomous or something that requires little to no learning or variation in its task could become redundant with the introduction of more advanced...   [tags: technology, smart machines]

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The Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

- With more and more artificial sweeteners being used in food products, people are wondering what kind of effects these can have on the world. One kind of sweetener, acesulfame potassium, receives fire from many organizations and people who claim that it is one of the most dangerous sweeteners. Are artificial sweeteners great products that will promote weight loss and lead to a leaner, fitter world, or do artificial sweeteners cause weight gain and health problems. What other effects can artificial sweeteners have on the environment....   [tags: pollution, environment, disease]

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Recent Advances in Artificial Photosynthesis

- Introduction: Artificial photosynthesis could revolutionize our energy source and could solve the global warming crisis. Since the artificial photosynthesis is a renewable and clean energy with zero carbon dioxide emission and only harnessing the sun energy. This innovative works that mimic the process of plants by splitting the water molecules and produce products of Hydrogen and oxygen only by using the energy from the sunlight. With this the technology, it can produce products of hydrogen that can be converted into fuels that give many benefits to human for instance, transport, electricity generation and industries....   [tags: carbon dioxide, nanotechnology, science]

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Esperanto and Other Artificial Languages

- The subject I’m going to discuss in this essay is about the language Esperanto, and other artificial languages. The subject of artificial languages is a difficult yet interesting one. It is so, because the majority of “serious” linguists do not see artificial languages as a real area of linguistics, since they believe that you can’t have linguistics of an artificial language. An interesting question arises from the study of artificial languages. Why do so many people dedicate so much work “to attempt to tame the language by making it more orderly, more rational, less burdened with inconsistencies and irregularities”....   [tags: Invention Difficulties, Universal Language]

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The Moral Issues of Artificial Insemination

- Although infertility is a significant problem in the United States today, “artificial reproductive technologies” are often avoided due to negative perceptions (Barbieri 203). In 2005 10 percent of American couples were infertile. There are numerous causes that sometimes can be avoided. When there is no way to fix it, there are ways to treat it. Stress can cause infertility because hormones take over the body producing more cortisol which suppresses sperm count (U.S.: 2.1). The added physical, mental and financial pressures of assisted reproduction can decrease the chances of pregnancy....   [tags: Ethics ]

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Summary-Literary Analysis of Mommy, What Does Nigger Mean by Gloria Naylor

- ... She had to ask her mother what the boy had called her that day. She grew up with the understanding nigger could be a reputation, quantity, gender, perspective or pronunciation from how her close-knit family would talk. All that Naylor knows becomes questionable due to a quite different reality shaping her thought of that word in her language. Her family-oriented word to describe a person or another family member is altered as well. Gloria does not give recognition to nigger in its hateful fashion, even though that fateful day in third grade an ignorant boy adds a disappointing definition of the word to her vocabulary....   [tags: language, reality, exemplification]

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The Safety of Artificial Sweeteners

- Artificial sweeteners are often a topic of debate about whether or not they are considered "healthy". Rumors and speculation often pepper media outlets and social media about different sweeteners and their potential effect they have on obesity, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases such neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's. As a non-user of artificial sweeteners, I never really put much thought into their effects until recently. While volunteering at Sloan's Lake Rehabilitation Center doing meal service, one of my responsibilities is to re-stock various items in the dining room....   [tags: splenda, stevia, sucrose]

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Artificial Intelligence: Controllable or Not?

- ... 2001 expresses the dangers where advances in technological innovations could possibly return to humans in unexpected and unanticipated ways. The film demonstrates several long-held concerns about technology, especially when machines become more complex and harder to understand. Similarly, as people today have grown to heavily depend on advanced technology and adapt it towards their everyday lives, there has been a notion that a self-aware system could emerge. Looking at how much technology has progressed in the past years, there are some who argue that when artificial intelligence becomes equivalent or surpasses the human intelligence, man will no longer be in our control....   [tags: human like behavior, machines, control]

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The Use of Artificial Trans Fat

- There is currently a controversy surrounding the labeling and use of artificial trans fatty acids in the United States food supply. The root of this debate lies in the health risks associated with these types of fats. Consumption of trans fats has been shown to increase LDL cholesterol levels and decrease HDL cholesterol levels, putting consumers at risk for developing heart disease and other chronic conditions [1]. Recommendations to limit trans fat intake have been published by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Federal Government....   [tags: fatty acids, health risks]

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Is Artificial Intelligence Really Intelligent?

- Artificial intelligence, first developed in 1950s, is defined to be man-made stuff with high-level intelligence. Recently, people in the present day thought about using robots for advanced tasks, like driving from point A to point B, and make decisions during a financial crisis. However, in the present day, they lack the ability to solve problems and reason. At the present day, the skills computers have doubts the ability to develop long-term strategies to complete tasks. At a freestyle chess match, a match where a computer and a human faces another human-computer team, Garry Kasparov reported that “his machine partner possessed greater ‘tactical acuity,’ but he possessed greater ‘strategic...   [tags: modern technology, computers]

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Artificial Intelligence in a Near Future

- Technologies and intelligent machines have invaded our world. Sophisticated technology has fascinated people, professionals, students, and children. Modern life emboldens computers’ daily use. Presently, applications in advanced robotic appeared so real that one can believe a humanoid robot will be capable to interact or work side by side with people in a near future. In her January 18, 2010 article, Natasha Lomas researches if people are ready for the biomechanical future revolution, if robots are ready to plug safely into society....   [tags: Technology]

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Artificial Intelligence in the Arts

- Throughout the semester, we have intensively studied how computer science relates to the world around us, through video games, database systems, and artificial intelligence. But what we have not discussed is how all of these subjects in computer science, like pep8, pseudo code, gates and circuits, relate to our artistic world; dance, music, and live theatre. Listening to a piece of music, or as an audience member watching a dance or theatre performance, one assumes that the entire production, stemmed solely from the creativity of those involved....   [tags: software programs for digital music]

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Analysis Of Gloria Naylor 's ' Mommy, What Does ' Nigger ' Mean?

- When children of a certain ethnic group grow up, they often hear phrases or words that are used often by that specific group and they develop a definition of that word or phrase. The word is usually never used to hurt someone’s feelings or to put them down but instead used to greet one another or used to describe someone. That all changes when a person outside of the ethnic group uses the word or phrase. The meaning of it becomes totally different and can become hurtful. There’s a new meaning that’s different from the one that the child already had known and then it becomes a word that is hurtful and bad to them....   [tags: Race, Black people, African American]

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The Dilemma of Artificial Immunity: Vaccines

- On the 28th of February 1998 British gastroenterologists, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, published a paper declaring correlations between vaccines and severe developmental disorders in children (Gerber & Offit, 2009, p. 456). Although Dr. Wakefield’s study has since then been found to be flawed, his research started a highly controversial debate between artificial and natural immunity. The reality is that we still do not know all the potential short and long-term effects vaccines may have on us. Do the side effects they pose out weighing their benefits....   [tags: Vaccines, Prevention, Disease]

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Is Developing Artificial Intelligence Ethical?

- Accept our robot overlords. Actually, artificial intelligences, not robots. Artificial intelligence or AI is a program that can learn and improve upon itself whether at a sub, equal or above human level. Many believe that AI would bring humanity to an end as we know it, often due to movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Terminator, however those are fictional Hollywood blockbusters, not real life. In reality AI,s don't yet exist, however the human race is close to developing it. AI would improve life in many aspects....   [tags: human-like, robots, revolution]

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The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

- “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: An Examination of Thinking v. Simulating,” is broken down into three major sections. In section II, I present to the reader different definitions of intelligence and create a working definition for the essay. In section III, I give a brief history on the rise of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and the definition of artificial intelligence. After developing definitions of intelligence and artificial intelligence in section IV, I try to determine the difference (if there is one) between intelligence and artificial intelligence....   [tags: Theory of multiple intelligences, Intelligence]

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Analysis Of ' Mommy, What Does ' Nigger ' Mean By Gloria Naylor And Black Men

- In these two short essays “ Mommy, What Does ‘Nigger’ mean”. written by Gloria Naylor and “Black Men in Public Space written by Brent Staples both provided literal as well as inferred message. They emphasis the effects that determine how a person thinks and acts based on a stereotype about African Americans. The way words and behavior/actions can impact the way racial identity is formed or perceived as because each minority group has a word that is used towards them that identifies them. Based upon the word it can be the way people view them as a whole....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American, White people]

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The Dangers of Artificial Equality

- Many people have fought for equality, over many centuries. The basis of inequality is a lack of freedoms. These freedoms are either on an individual basis or on a group basis. Today not many people would argue against allowing women to vote, or allowing different races to eat in the same restaurant. However at a fundamental level is equality dangerous. Can a world like that illustrated in the story “Harrison Bergeron” from Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut become a reality. Can freedom and equality become detrimental to society....   [tags: Freedom, Government, Balance]

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Artificial Intelligence and Video Games

- What if someone told you that those turtles in Mario or the computer opponent in Pong had their own “brain” and that they are able to think and do things like humans do. What if you were told that we can create these brains and apply them to many other video game antagonists, like the ghosts from Pac Man or even the opposing team in Madden. These “artificial brains” are a product of a technology called artificial intelligence (AI). AI in video games can be applied to nearly anything, such as a boss as big as a city to a bird soaring in the sky....   [tags: pac man, mario, computer]

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Ethical Concerns Of Artificial Intelligence

- Ethical Concerns of Artificial Intelligence What are the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). Many people see different sides regarding this issue. One side sees is that A.I. will be the downfall of humanity, while the other sees an upgrade for humanity. However, these are merely situations that are can be unethical. People have been discussing about this topic a lot and some ethical concerns that will be humanoid robots and robots taking over the work industry. Ethics is according to Britannica (2015) is the “discipline concerned with what is morally good and bad, right and wrong.” This paper examines some of the ethical issues and sides that is happening because of (A.I.) First, h...   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Robot, Humanoid robot]

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Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science

- An important field in computer science today is artificial intelligence. The novel approaches that computer scientists use in this field are looked to for answers to many of the problems that have not been solved through traditional approaches to software engineering thus far. One of the concepts studied and implemented for a variety of tasks in artificial intelligence today is neural networks; they have proven successful in offering an approach to some problems in the field, but they also have some failings....   [tags: Computer Science]

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The Facts About Artificial Tanning

- Everyone has seen and heard the advertisements for the popular tanning salons. However, not everyone knows the real truth and facts about artificial tanning. There are many similarities and differences between natural tanning in the sunlight and artificial tanning in a bed. People are obsessed with tanning but for what reason. The tan does not last forever; the big deal of going tanning is just to show off how dark you look. Even though many people chose to use a tanning bed, dermatologists have studied that tanning naturally under the sun is healthier for the human body....   [tags: melanoma, skin cancer]

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Artificial Intelligence and Parallel Computing

- Computer Technologies have brought about an unseen revolution in every field. Today not a single field is exempted from the reach of computer technologies. The technologies have not only satisfied the needs but have in turn created even greater desires. This makes the area even more challenging as one has to be on forefront to be in pace with the changes. The field of computer science is one which entices me the most, and with the help of acquired knowledge I would like to contribute to innovative ideas which improve efficiency in every sphere of life....   [tags: College Admissions Essay]

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