From Chapter 12, page 379 WEB-BASED CASE STUDY, THE FUTURE OF LIFE INSTITUTE. Read the case and answer all questions (20 points).
Elon-Musk donated $10 million to a foundation called the Future of Life Institute. The institute published an open letter from an impressive array of AI experts who call for careful research into how humanity can reap the benefits of AI “while avoiding its pitfalls.” Go online and find out about the institute’s initiatives. What are its primary goals? How can humans establish and maintain careful oversight of the work carried out by robots? How valid are Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking’s concerns? What other concerns should the public bear in mind as the technological revolution advances?
Sources: Future of Life Institute. http://futureoflife.org
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Research: Centralized versus Decentralized Organizational Structures.
Background: According to Sharda (2015), Companies organizational strategies exist along a continuum from centralization to decentralization. At one end of the continuum, centralized IS organizations bring together all staff, hardware, software, data, and processing into a single location. Decentralized IS organizations scatter these components across different locations to address local business needs.
Reference: Sharda, R., Delen, Dursun, Turban, E., Aronson, J. E., Liang, T-P., & King, D. (2015). Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support. 10th Edition. By PEARSON Education. Inc.
Assignment: Regarding the background statement above, “The debate about centralization and decentralization is heating up again with the advent of BYOD and the increasing use of the web.” Why does the internet make this debate topical?
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