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Group Presentations: Which group did you like?

I enjoyed the AI presentation the most. I think it was pretty interesting that the robot captcha is actually to see the movement of the user. If the user moves straight to the captcha box without any slight movements, then it is a robot. Real users would each have different patterns of approaching the captcha box. I think that each person had a different opinion or definition on what an AI is. I think that's okay to have different definitions of what you consider an AI to be. I really liked the little bots and robots that were shown in the presentation. There were many versions of CLOi and I found it hilarious that they had a CLOi for everything. That one robot that was able to do facial recognition and play with you, that one was pretty cool. I think that AI's are something that people don't technically have to fear unless they are able to keep evolving and evolving. I agree with that one statement that AI's should stop evolving at a certain point. However, if we stop…

AI

I think AI could potentially be either the greatest thing humanity has ever invented, or the downfall of humanity. I believe we are at the very early stage of AI. Siri, Cortana, and others are what I consider the very first AI's. I also believe that AI will be a huge stepping stone for humanities space exploration. We won't just be able to navigate through our solar system, but others as well with the help of AI and their calculations. AI companionship will also help others that have lost families or friends. They will help people cope through that and feel like they have someone that watches over them and cares for them. However, that's one of the scariest parts of AI. Become too close with your AI; the moment it sees you becoming close to someone else or leaving them for someone else, they will try to potentially eliminate that person or even you. Also, the whole automation thing with robots and AI's taking over, I don't think you should ever give AI's too mu…

Startup.com

What's pretty interesting about the movie Startup.com was that it felt like an episode of The Office. Everything they did was recorded and when they had their solo moments, it felt like the moments in The Office where they would just have the interview scenes. It's pretty weird how Kaleil and Tom ended up. Tom is a CEO of another company now. Kaleil is in jail for counts of fraud. It's ironic how Tom was let go but is successful now, while Kaleil also should have taken some blame in the movie, now he's in jail. I wonder if Tom's daughter has watched the movie because it would be pretty cool to watch a movie about your dad being one of the founders of a tech company. I feel like in the movie, Kaleil was the reason for the downfall of the company. He didn't know how to manage his company and wasn't fully prepared when he visited VC's and other companies. It felt like he was most of the time annoyed of Tom and was kind of rude to him too. On the other hand…

Dot Com to Dot Bomb

Just because you invest a lot of money and time into a website/business on the web, doesn't mean it's gonna be profitable forever. It's really funny how so many .com websites advertised during the super bowl and most of them just vanish after the dot com bust. I wonder what it was like for the companies that were still there during the dot com bust? What was it like for websites and companies that were bankrupt from the bust? It must have been very scary for them and their employees. One minute you have a job, and the next minute you just lost your job. I think if I had a job in the technology industries during that time, I wouldn't know what to do. That would make me rethink my career path most definitely. What makes me fear about the future, is something similar can happen. The stock market is very volatile. Hopefully, this doesn't happen in the future because of all these tech companies and websites adding competition within the market. Investors are investing i…

Guest Speaker: Erik Hanberg

Eric was a pretty cool guy. I'm really interested in his sci-fi books and might actually buy a copy. It's really cool how he started up a podcast network for Tacoma. I don't usually listen to podcasts, but I think it's cool that he made a podcast network for people to express themselves or just keep the city of Tacoma up to date on everything. Something that caught my attention was that 50% of households in America use Amazon, and it proved to be true because of the show of hands in class. I was really curious on that day about what blogging was like when it was particularly new. We are doing blog posts in this class, so I wanted to know what it was like doing blogs back then compared to now. Something else I wanted to ask was how he is able to write books easily? He has written so many books and they are in different types of genres. I wanted to know how he generated ideas on what to write for his books. I want to know what came into mind for him when he wrote about h…

Presentation Topics

I think i'm interested in presenting about Cyber security or the Video Game Community. I really like these topics because they really represent what I like or pursue. Cyber Security is a big issue and topic that more people need to know about. Every day there are hacks that occur. You have to know about ways to protect yourself when you use the web. I have this problem and use two step authentication because of it. For my video game accounts, I find people from around the world trying to get into my account and it notifies me on my email as well as sending me a 2 step authentication code. It's rather stupid because people should also know that when you try to log into people's accounts; they notify their email and send the ip location of the person logging in. Why I want to do a topic on the Video Game Community is simple, it's because I am apart of that community. It's interesting because that community is diverse. The community is not well known to people who don…

Where is journalism headed?

I think that journalism is headed towards a more dangerous future. Lots of people associate journalism with the recent news of the Saudi journalist that got killed. I think journalists try their hardest to get the truth about certain issues and topics, however, in this day and age, lots of journalism could be false or true. People nowadays can just attempt to be journalists and fabricate the truth and manipulate public opinion. I know there are a lot of journalists that want to open the eyes of the public and expose corruption etc. However, there are also a lot of journalists that are paid to fabricate the truth as well. When I see journalism, I associate it with Vice, Vox, etc. news outlets that report on issues either at the scene or writing articles. Now, the issue about these news outlets is that they cater to a certain audience. Most of the time, these are very political news outlets. I believe that journalism is headed towards a dangerous future because it's so easy to manip…