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1. According to Thilmany (2010), what is the outlook for programming computers to understand and respond to human speech? What is your outlook? According to Thilmany (2010), the outlook for programming computers to understand and respond to human speech is basically saying that we are making the approach to make it a reality. It sounds like he thinks that it is a good idea to have this type technology. In my opinion I think that it is a good and bad thing. I know that the article says that we aren’t at the same level as the movies, but with this technology it sounds like it could be similar to a robot like in I, Robot or Eagle Eye where the computer could use its information and think for itself rather than do what it is intended to do. If they could program computers to respond to human speech, then they could very well make robots that did that and more. I think that the outlook with computers
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Unformatted text preview: or robots with that type of capabilities could be disastrous like they were in those movies. Call me paranoid or say they were just movies, but it could possibly happen. It could also take away jobs. This programming could be good for people with disabilities or for everyday living. 2. How important is it to consider the user interface when designing or acquiring a new information system? What do you consider the most important aspects of a user interface? I think that it is very important to consider the user interface when designing or acquiring a new information system because production would be reduced if people had to keep trying to figure out how to use it if it isnt user friendly. I consider the most important aspect of a user interface is that itd be easy and efficient to use....
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