CSci 4511 - Writing 1
Writing 1 -- due Thursday January 25
The writing will be graded out of 10 points.
It will count 2% of the class grade.
There has been a lot of discussion recently in the news and on the web
on the dangers of AI and what should be done to make AI ethical.
This writing will ask you to understand the issues at stake and to
present your own ideas on some of them.
Here is what you need to do:
For all the writings for the class we will use Latex.
Here are many ways of learning latex. Look at the
- Understand what some of the issues are. To do this, you can
find sources of information yourself, or look at some of these links:
- Write a 2-3 page essay (approximatively 800 to 1,000 words)
addressing the following questions:
- Do you believe there are reasons to be concerned about advances of AI?
What specific advances are concerning you? Why?
- What steps you believe governments, industries, or academics
should take to address these issues?
In the writing you are free to express your own opinions, but you need to
to provide supporting evidence.
Please make sure you cite the references you have read and used to support
the points you want to make. I expect to see at least 4-5 references.
Please submit your writing as a pdf file.
30% for the soundness of the arguments you make;
20% for the support you use for the arguments you make;
20% for using latex for your essay;
30% for the writing (spelling, grammar, clarity of expression, structure).
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