Development of artificial intelligence and intelligent agents

Development of artificial intelligence and intelligent agents (such as Siri, Cortana, and so on)

Research Paper Using Word
This assignment has two goals: 1) have students increase their understanding of
ethical issues related to the use of information technology through research, and 2)
learn to correctly use the tools and techniques within Word to format a research paper,
including use of available References and citation tools. These skills will be valuable
throughout a student’s academic career. The paper will require a title page, NO
abstract, three to five full pages of content with incorporation of a minimum of 3 external
resources from credible sources and a Works Cited/References page. Wikipedia and
similar general information sites, blogs or discussion groups are not considered
creditable sources for a research project. No more than 10% of the paper may be in the
form of a direct citation from an external source.
A list of topics from which students can choose is provided below.
Topics for Research Paper
Explore ethical issues that may surround the use of information technology in the
implementation or development of one of these topics
1. Genetic Engineering – crops and humans
2. Biometrics – various implementations and the ethical and privacy issues related
to the use of biometrics
3. Development of artificial intelligence and intelligent agents (such as Siri, Cortana,
and so on)
4. Development of robots as intelligent as humans; smart machines and the IOT.
5. Genome-based treatments for curing diseases
6. Family, eldercare, and parenting issues with technology and information systems
7. The pros and cons of using computer-assisted education in the elementary
school classroom
8. Issues facing the IT Manager or Security professional (e.g., privacy, ownership,
control, accuracy, security)
9. Ethical issues in defense information systems in this era of Edward Snowden,
Chelsea Manning, Wikileaks, etc.
If there is another topic that addresses ethical issues as related to information
technology that is of special interest to you but one that is not in the list above, request
permission from your instructor before selecting this alternate topic.
Writing Quality for the Research Paper
* All Grammar, Verb Tenses, Pronouns, Spelling, Punctuation, and Writing Competency
should be without error.
* Be particularly careful about mis-matching a noun and pronoun. For example, if you
say “A person does this…” then do not use “their” or “they” when referring to that
person. “Person” is singular; “their” or “they” is plural.* Remember: there is not their, your is not you’re, its is not it’s, too is not to or two, site
is not cite, and who should be used after an individual, not that. For example, “the
person WHO made the speech” not “the person THAT made the speech.”
* In a professional paper one does not use contractions (doesn’t, don’t, etc.) and one
does not use the personal I, you or your. Use the impersonal as in the previous
sentence. It is more business-like to say “In a professional paper one should not use
contractions,” rather than saying, “In a professional paper you don’t use contractions.”
*Remember: spell-check, then proofread. Better yet, have a friend or colleague read it
before submitting it. Read it out loud to yourself. Read it as if you are submitting it to
your boss.
You can find instructions on how to use the References tool in Word on a PC or
on a Mac in the separate file attached here.
Complete rubrics for this paper are found in the table on the next page.Element # Requirement Points
Allocated Comments
01
Paper should be
– double-spaced,
– margins are set to 1” (left, right, top bottom),
– 12 point Arial type is used for all text
– headings, if used, are bold but in 12 point Arial type
1.0
This is the font in normal
paragraphs. Heading and title
fonts may be in bold, but
should remain in 12 point font.
02
Body of the paper is at least three full pages and does not exceed
five typed, double-spaced pages. The 3- 5 pages does not include
the title and reference pages and these are not included in the page
count of the body of the paper.
1.0
Charts and other graphical
information are not included in
the page count.
03
Title Page which shows title of the paper and the author’s (student’s)
name. The title and author’s name should be centered horizontally
and vertically on the title page.
0.5 Title must be appropriate for
content
04
At least three (3) APA formatted in-text citations.
If you are not familiar with APA format, it is recommended that you
use the References feature in Word for your citations and Reference
List or refer to the “Citing and Writing” option under the
Resources/Library/Get Help area in the LEO classroom.
It is important to review the final format for APA-style correctness
even if generated by Word.
1.0
These can be anywhere in the
document, but the citations
must be relevant to what is
being referenced and the APA
format is used correctly.
05
At least two (2) informational footnotes.
(Note: APA Style does not use footnotes for citations; however, APA
style does allow for the incorporation of informational footnotes)
Footnotes are not used to list a reference! Footnotes contain
information about the topic to which the footnote has been attached.
1.0
These can be anywhere in the
document, but the
informational footnotes must
be relevant to the associated
text. The purpose of this
requirement is to effectively
incorporate the information
and demonstrate that you can
use the MS Word footnoting
functionality.
06
References Page using APA format for references. The References
must be on a separate page from the body of the paper. To ensure
that the References page is separate from the body of the paper, use
a hard return (CTRL Enter) after the end of your paper body and the
start of the References page.
1.0
All works listed must be
incorporated within the writing
of your paper as specified in
APA styleElement # Requirement Points
Allocated Comments
If you are not familiar with APA format, it is recommended that you
use the References feature in Word for your citations and Reference
List or refer to the “Citing and Writing” option under the
Resources/Library/Get Help area in the LEO classroom.
It is important to review the final format for APA-style correctness
even if generated by Word.
REMEMBER: Every source listed on the Reference page must be
cited at least once in the body of the paper. And every citation needs
to have a matching source listed on the References page.
07
Describe the topic and ethical issues as they relate to the use of
Information Technology. How does technology support your topic?
What are the issues that technology introduces to this specific topic?
2.0
08
Discuss the trends and ways individuals and/or organizations are
impacted by the issue or are working to prevent the impact. Is this a
topic that has been made possible only because of advances in
technology? Or has the topic been part of technology development
since its beginning? Is the issue you are exploring helpful or harmful
to individuals? To society in general?
2.0
09
Paper must be well-organized and clearly written in a style
appropriate for college level work. Review the notes at the beginning
of project description (Writing Quality for the Research Paper)
2.0
10
Paper should be grammatically correct and contain no spelling
errors. Direct quotations should not exceed 10% of total words used
in the paper.
1.5
Although you should use the
Spell Check and Grammar
Check function in Word, this
will not catch all errors – you
are ultimately responsible for
proofreading.
TOTAL: 13

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