Ethics Analysis and Critical Thinking (10%)
The ethical outcomes we want you to achieve is done by considering some thought provoking ethical dilemmas:
(" Listen, don`t mention the war. I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it all right. " – Basil Fawlty, Fawlty Towers , 1975).
Let`s take the BIG PICTURE approach with some thought provoking current controveraries and determine the correct behavioural response. This can be done with activities that search and explore the meaning of justice and fairness: " What is the right thing to do? - Michael J Sandel, 2009 http://www.gov.harvard.edu/people/faculty/michael-sandel
The big picture approach with such controversies challenges your thinking by working through conflicts that force you to make sense of morality and your own convictions - onward and upward via philosophy, ethics, morality, justice.
1. In this task choose and consider ANY TWO of the cases as listed in the 8 current ICT controversies below.
2. In your Project Blog consider and write about the issues of justice and fairness involved and suggest "What is the right thing to do? in both cases.
3. Share your findings with others via the Ethical Analysis Discussion Board setup for this task in Interact2.
CURRENT CONTROVERSIES IN ICT
1. Where has all the data gone? Service providers capturing metadata;
2. What is the human impact on the use of drones?
3. How will quantum coding on a silicon chip change computer architecture?
4. 3D printing of organ tissue in the operating theatre; (http://3dprinting.com/bio-printing/ and http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v32/n8/full/nbt.2958.html
5. Do individual rights and the common good conflict?
6. Social Relationships in Electronic Forums and Social Media: Tinder Case Study
7. Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Humanity?
8. Have you got an answer to Alan Turing`s infamous question “Can Machines Think?”? (Nested question).
1. Project Closure: Final Blog Entry and Evaluation of the Value of the Project Documentation (10%)
a. Close down the project and your project blog with a final entry on the lessons learnt and/or an evaluation of the project outcomes.
b. Check that all your references are in APA style
c. Ensure that the Project Blog by you is your own work and has not been submitted elsewhere and complies with the University`s requirements for academic integrity.
2. Present a Capstone Project Seminar (20%).
a. The time has been deliberately limited to 10 minutes to force you into selecting the most appropriate subset of information to present for this situation and you will be heavily penalized if you take more than 15 minutes.
b. NOTE: If doing a video presentation (YouTube, Vimeo etc) then try to halve the time for the online audience. (Question time does not count as part of the presentation time.)
c. This seminar can be to a live class of peers or online as a video presentation, outlining the results of your Capstone Project.
d. The seminar should be accompanied by appropriate audio/visual tools such as a set of presentation slides or examples of hardware/software/systems that are necessary for the audience to understand and follow your presentation.
e. You may be asked questions from the audience after your presentation.
f. Please ask your local supervisor for the date, time or the URL of the Online Video you will be presenting. Presenting a seminar also demonstrates that you have understood tht project work that has been carried out.