Task 1, Part 2: Critical Self-Reflection of Beta Comments

Beta Comment 1: Future Live by Marcella

Marcella’s beta presentation is about what kinds of new technologies will exist in the next 15 years and the future of technology in our lives. With the development of technologies, the uses of A.I. as a necessity can be very helpful in our daily lives. I look forward to seeing her short animation and DA, and of course her imagination of the new technology.

She has included in her beta her imagination of the technology in future world.  Her idea is so creative. Maybe in one day, I can see her imagination come true. Her use of animation in DA is also very creative. I may have used her idea in my future DA. I found three articles which are relevant to her project. The two articles introduced the futuristic apps and innovative cooking assistance. The third article introduced how the audience of the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey responds to the making of the film and A.I. in the movie. All these can relate to my knowledge learnt in lectures on Future Cultures that futurologists can predict the future of technology. I also find that in the course of giving and receiving comments to and from our peers, I have also developed my knowledge on their fields too.

Beta Comment 2: Quantum Computers by Clement

In my pitch comment to Clement, I suggested him to look at how Quantum Computers affect our lives. I am glad to see that he has taken into account my feedback and comment to enable him to focus on how Quantum Computers have affected us. In my self-reflection to Clement’s pitch, I mentioned that I have not seem the movie Transcendence so I cannot comment on this part of research. I intended to watch the movie but I could not make the time for it. I would have seen the movie so that I can provide a better comment to him in his beta.

I have suggested Clement to refer to two articles and an informative video, the first one is written by Christopher Bernhardt in which he wrote about “In the future, everyone might use quantum computers”. He also stated that quantum computers function by how the universe computes and that they are not powerful enough and unreliable. In another article by Subhash Kak, he wrote that “A quantum computing future is unlikely, due to random hardware errors”. An informative video by Martin Hilbert would also be useful for his DA. I hope these articles and this video will help enrich his DA content.  It is interesting to find that in the course of giving and receiving comments to and from our peers, I have also developed my knowledge on their fields too. I am also able to connect the subject with the knowledge I learnt in lectures in Future Cultures.

Beta Comment 3: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare by Chaman

Chaman’s beta presentation is very informative. She talked about how A.I. helps in healthcare and the development of A.I. in the industry in the next 5-15 years.

I learnt that it would also be helpful for me to include some specific case studies within my digital artefact. I may be able to create specific interviews as a primary source.

In receiving comments on my pitch and beta from peers and teacher, I learnt that I can include movie and articles in my work to support my own findings. So in my comment for Chaman’s Beta, I have suggested her to refer to the movie “Robot & Frank” and three other relevant articles about A.I. helping us in healthcare as well as the future having many different possibilities to help enrich her DA content. In fact, I find that in the course of giving and receiving comments to and from our peers, I have also developed my knowledge on their fields too. I am also able to connect the subject with the knowledge I learnt in lectures on Future Cultures. I now understand why we have to comment on others’ pitches and betas.

Here are the references I gave them to help them with their DAs:

Bernhardt, C., 2019. In the future, everyone might use quantum computers. [online] THE CONVERSATION. Available at: <https://theconversation.com/in-the-future-everyone-might-use-quantum-computers-112063&gt;

Biswas, P., 2020. Mobile App Development – Where is the Future Headed?. [online] BUSINESS 2 COMMUNITY. Available at: <https://www.business2community.com/mobile-apps/mobile-app-development-where-is-the-future-headed-02292884&gt;

Kak, S., 2019. A quantum computing future is unlikely, due to random hardware errors. [online] THE CONVERSATION. Available at: <https://theconversation.com/a-quantum-computing-future-is-unlikely-due-to-random-hardware-errors-126503&gt;

Krämer, Peter 2009, ‘Dear Mr. Kubrick’: Audience Responses to 2001: A Space Odyssey in the Late 1960s, Participations, Volume 6, Issue 2 from Week 1. 

Martin Hilbert, “Technological Determinism vs. Social Constructivism” from Week 10.

Paalumäki Heli 2001. “‘Imagine a Good Day’”—Bertrand de Jouvenel’s Idea of Possible Futures in the Context of Fictitious and Historical Narratives’. Vol 1: The Papers of the Nordic Conference on the History of Ideas. from Week 3.

Shoard, C., 2013. Robot & Frank: vision of the future?. [online] The Guardian. Available at: <https://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/mar/08/robot-and-frank-vision-future&gt;

Tofel, K., 2020. Why projectors could be the future screens of smart homes?. [online] STACEY ON IOT. Available at: <https://staceyoniot.com/why-projectors-could-be-the-future-screens-of-smart-homes/&gt;

Wilson, T., n.d. No longer science-fiction, A.I. and robotics are transforming healthcare. [online] pwc | Global. Available at: <https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/healthcare/publications/ai-robotics-new-health/transforming-healthcare.html&gt;

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