(2016 premidterm assignment)

Model Student Pre-midterm answers 2016 (Index)

Essay 2: Personal / professional research topic proposal

LITR 4368
Literature of the Future  

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Marion Johnson

The Rise of A.I.

          For my research essay, I would like to focus on emerging technology and whether it will ever “outsmart” man. I’d like to pay particular attention to artificial intelligence and robotics, and possibly touch upon smart devices. Novels such as “I, Robot” have already addressed some of our fears concerning this technology, and I plan on referencing these works within my paper. This topic is interesting to me because technology is evolving at such a rapid rate, and I believe that there may be risks associated with artificial intelligence. The essay would most likely be more personal than professional, as I’m not fully sure how I could incorporate this essay into my profession.