Unformatted text preview: AK/ADMS 2511 Midterm Examination — October 17, 2008 — Page 12 Student Number: Name: Question 4 (7 marks — 21 minutes) St. Lawrence Seaway is the world’s longest inland waterway. The St Lawrence Seaway
Management Corporation (SLSMC) controls the sea locks and handles all recreational
boating and commercial shipping trafﬁc carrying all types of cargo (wheat, coal, iron,
auto parts, oil, hazardous materials and garbage) for all of the Great Lakes. Some 3,800 —
4,000 commercial ships use the Seaway every year. The 445 unionized employees of SLSMC may be walking out on”[email protected] early as
October 10th, 2008; this will stopﬂih/ipping trafﬁc in the seaway. SLSMC have given
the workers everything they have asked for: job guarantees, no layoffs, hiring of employees to replacement workers, and their requested wage increases. In line with its corporate statement “Ahead of the Curve and positioning ourselves for the
future”, SLSMC will be installing “staterof the—part” computers systems, and software
using robots. The new computer systems will'keep the V‘éésemmg with a detailed
list chBat is on board the ship, and keeping tracking of its movement thought the Great
Lakes. The robot systems will enable robots to tie the ships while in the locks, line them
up, monitor their travels and for auto piloting the ships through the locking system for the
voyage in the seaway. (“St Lawrence Seaway workers going on strike”. Financial Post Oct. 2, 2008) A) St Lawrence Seaway is using Robots which is a type of artiﬁcial intelligence.
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