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Truxal Library Special Topic Guide: AI, Friend or Foe?

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AI Revolution

Will AI change the world? Where will it be felt first in the economy and society, and how will society regulate its development?

Plagiarism: A Cut and Paste Generation

This program looks at the impact of the increased use of the internet in schools. At Ripon Grammar School in North Yorkshire staff develop independent research skills using the internet in unexpected subjects such as PE and biology. At a schools plagiarism workshop we see the difficulty in defining and responding to plagiarism in schools, and the Plagiarism Advisory Service warns of the need for schools to work to raise pupils' awareness by educating pupils in the so-called 'cut and paste' generation. 

An Introduction to Vision AI for Business

Vision AI is a technique that enables digital devices to analyze a large set of images and scenes and detect meaningful objects from them. In business, Vision AI can be used to analyze and synthesize data from documents faster than human can. This video offers background on what Vision AI is and how it can be used in business contexts, providing case studies that illustrate how it can benefit an organization.

You should be skeptical when it comes to hyped-up AI. Here’s why.

The media often exaggerate and overhype the latest discoveries in artificial intelligence. It's important to add context to new findings by asking questions: Is there a demo available? How narrow was the task the computer performed? A more robust approach to artificial intelligence involves solving problems in generalized situations rather than just laboratory demonstrations.

Are You Scared Yet, Human?

From Amazon's Alexa to improvements in cancer care, artificial intelligence is changing our world. But today leading tech figures from Silicon Valley worry about the future that's being created. Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, believes George Orwell's 1984 could become reality by 2024.


Will we ever be able to build a consciousness robot? Despite science's impressive success in explaining the way things are, the one thing each of us on this planet finds so familiar, that defines our individuality, is our sense of self, and this is paradoxically something that science cannot even prove exists! But that doesn't stop scientists speculating. Irrespective of their speculation, it seems there's a long way to go before science's last great mystery will have its secrets revealed.


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