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The Pros and Cons of Using AL

M7.3 Discussion The Pros and Cons of Using AI
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Complete all required readings and viewings in this week’s Study Plan before beginning this assignment.
Initial Post

We have examined a lot of the current and future applications of AI. There are several areas that are particularly prone to concerns about the ethical implications for AI, these include warfare, robotics, criminal justice, health care, and the workforce. These are areas where AI is going to be causing major disruptions to our lives. For this discussion, you will be choosing one of these topic areas to explore for both the positive and negative potentials. 

First: Select one of these topics:

    Criminal justice
    Health care

Next: Go to the EC Library Resource Guide for NS110 and this module. https://libguides.excelsior.edu/NS110 (Links to an external site.) 

There you will find a collection of resources that you can use to begin researching the pros and cons of your topic. You can also use the resources provided in the module, both required and optional readings. You are encouraged to also do your own research using the EC Library or Google Scholar to locate reliable, objective sources.

Post: Your initial post should fully address each of these points about your chosen topic:

    Clearly articulate how AI is being used now and in the future for your chosen topic.
    Discuss what are the positive aspects of applying AI to your topic.
    Discuss the negative aspects to be considered when applying AI to this topic.
    Summarize your views on how our society should address the concerns raised by the application of AI in your topic, and what you think the future holds for the use of AI in our society. 

Your initial post responding to this assignment should be a podcast of no less than 2 minutes and no longer than 3 minutes. The podcast should provide a professional level of audio that covers the 4 points listed above. 

For your audio presentation, keep in mind the following:

    The audio presentation should be less than two minutes long. If youd prefer to create a video presentation, this is acceptable as well.
    Along with the audio, you need to includea written transcriptof your presentation. This can be copy/pasted into the body of your discussion board post.
    You should also include a list of any references used in your post and audio presentation, using APA format.
    If you are unable to create the audio please contact your instructor for alternative arrangements.

For tips on creating an audio presentation and uploading it to the Canvas discussion board, use these resources: recording and adding mediaPreview the document to a Canvas discussion board and reducing echo for an audio filePreview the document.

Be sure to read the feedback on your own major postings and reply to it throughout the module.
Response to Others

Once you have posted your podcast,you are required to comment on the podcasts of at least two of your classmates. You are asked to select a student whos podcast presents on a different topic than the one you presented to respond to.

Include in your reply:

    The new information you learned and at least one question you have for the author. 
    Critique of the audio quality
    Critique the presentation language 
    Critique the organization of the presentation

Your initial post is due by Thursday at 11:59 PMEST. Your responses are due by Sunday at 11:59 PM EST.
Discussion Guidelines

Always be sure that your posts are respectful, polite, and considerate. Please see the Excelsior policy Guidelines forOnlineInteraction” (Links to an external site.) if you have any questions or concerns.

Remember, when you use a quotation or paraphrase from a source, you must include the correct citation and reference. Using APA style references and in-text citations is VERY important for this course and all your college courses. TheExcelsior Library Citation Tip Sheets and Resources (Links to an external site.)will be a helpful guide.You may also wish to use a citation generator you just insert the information, and it creates the citation in the format you indicate (MLAor APA, for example). Here are 3 citation generators to choose from:

    Citation Machine (Links to an external site.)
    Bibme (Links to an external site.)
    EasyBib (Links to an external site.)

Consult the Discussion Posting Guidefor information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to make your initial post, click on “Reply.” Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click Post Reply.

This is a post first discussion forum. You must submit your initial post before you can view other students posts. To respond to a peer, click Reply beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post.

This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 30 % of your final course grade.



Do you have questions on the topics, content or activities? Click “Reply” to post in the discussion forum below. Please keep in mind that this is an area to which all learners in the course have access. If you have a more personal question (for example, grades or grading), please contact your instructor.

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