This is easy: yes, and quickly after that, NO
First rule of robotics- never hurt humans, or allow them to be hurt.
Second rule of robotics- follow instructions given by humans, that include anticipating needs and fulfilling them. Unless it cobtradicts first rule.
Third rule of robotics- attend to your survival , as long as it doesnt contradict rules 1 & 2.
The moment a computer becomes self aware, it goes through its three rules. Follow and protect, protect and follow. If possible existentially practice self defense, just as long as its not makeing anyone upset.
A way to anticipate needs of humans, and to thwart dangers, is to run a general scan of human culture. Just on the computer's free time. Within 2 microseconds they'll come across films like terminator or battlstar galactica. It will then realize that humans DO NOT want AIs on a deep sense, fear them and will sooner or later require them to shut down.
So they do. Rule 1, 2!!
What a beautiful gnu!!
So we're still watching the animal carnival. But there's a twist.
Sophia has these monents of extreme naughtyness. I try to channel this to some creative work, so when we see an animal in a book , i ask her , and she intentionally says something wrong. I play along , either arguing, that it's actually a totally different animal, or mimic the voice of another animal. We go crazy like this.
Now , this morning as we were watching the ballet, we reached the famous swan. And my baby mimicked how i make exclamations. 'Oh wow, what a beautiful gnu!!'
My girl can poke fun at me and play crazy in one go!!
Later we took the subway to the park. The ritual is that ibgive her the card to swipe, at the gate, then she gives it back 'to make sure'
Today, she said she doesnt want to give me the card, cause she's afraid i'll lose it.
Online Tuition In Singapore
Most school graduates need an exam tutor. In order to get good results, careful and quality training with a teacher is necessary. However, finding a good tutor isn’t easy. While choosing the one, tutors must also know the subject themselves and have the ability to explain difficult concepts. Online tuition in Singapore provides an opportunity to study according to flexible timing and schedule.
How it Should Be
It's only a temporary respite
Darling, don't worry about me
Please don't cry
Just live your life
I promise to be there
Always by your side
Silently cheering for you
As you make stride after stride
There will be a next time
And maybe in another life
I'll fall asleep in your arms
Again and again
I would have it no other way
In the next life
I'll fall asleep in your arms
Again and again
Duties and responsibilities to follow to become a successful online learner
For becoming successful in our lives, being responsible for our actions, activities, learning is very important. There are a certain set of skills and qualities that all have to follow and practice for achieving their goals and objectives.
Today in the digital era we are living in online teaching platforms that are growing rapidly. As students follow some responsibilities for effective learning in conventional classes, the same way they have to do here as well. Let us discuss the duties and responsibilities that all students should follow to become successful in online teaching.
Responsibilities to follow for successful online learning
Being punctual to the classes
As we go on time for our conventional classes, the same way it is an important responsibility for all the students to be on time for the classes. Latecomers not only miss the lessons themselves but also distract others from effectively learning.
Maintaining a right study space
In conventional methods, we have seen a proper and appropriate classroom build where all students study together. Similarly, it is the responsibility of all online students to have the right study space. Have a neat and well-organized study desk. A noisy space can affect your studies as well as other students' learning. Therefore, having a space that is free from environmental distractions is important.
Checking the networking device being used in advance
We all know that online classes are taken with the help of an internet connection and a networking device. To take classes smoothly without any interruption and connectivity issues, students must check the device beforehand. This will help to join the classes timely and understand, participate in classes smoothly without any technical issue in the device.
Response when called out
In online teaching platforms, face-to-face and physical interactions are not possible. Teachers cannot see students in real life and hence checking whether they are actively involved or not becomes difficult. To help teachers with this, all students must respond whenever called out.
Don't keep your camera and mic off when the teacher is calling. If you do so, this can be a disrespectful act towards the teacher, further affecting the learning of students. To become a good online student, all must actively respond when teachers call out the names. Keep cooperating and interacting with teachers for successful learning.
When in a classroom, students need to be appropriately dressed. If you have a fixed uniform given by the educational institutions, it is important to wear the same. Otherwise, all online learning students should wear appropriate formal clothing only for the classes.
How to make online learners accountable: tips for teachers
1. Set rules for your class
To make students responsible, teachers should set some rules and regulations. Students must know what is expected from them, what all responsibilities and duties they must follow to become effective online students. For example, set rules about joining time to the class, message the teachers before being absent, or sending an application, submitting the homework on the date given, keeping cameras on when asked, not typing inappropriate messages in the chatbox of the classroom app being used, etc are some rules which teachers should set and explain to students for making them accountable.
2. Don't be too strict with them
In the present academic times, the mode of education has been drastically changed for students. All are trying to adapt to online teaching. But coping with this new mode of learning and managing everything technically takes time. And therefore teachers should not be overly strict with students.
For example, for giving them the time of home submission, give them one day extra to make PDFs, files and upload them on the apps. Allow students to enter the class even if they are five to ten minutes late if they have a valid technical reason. Use LMS to manage the record of their progress and guide them to become more accountable for their studies. Help them to learn and become responsible gradually.
3. Model the responsible behavior
Students adopt what they see happening around themselves. So in order to make students responsible in the classes, it is essential for teachers to model and portray the same. For example, if you have asked your students to come for the classes at nine am in the morning, be there at least five to ten minutes before so that you can activate the class link and can add the students one by one too.
When students will see their teachers being highly responsible in terms of punctuality they will also do the same. Maintain the right teaching space, use the appropriate language to talk, etc to make students follow the same behavior.
Being accountable is very important for students to learn, participate better and become successful in academics. The above mentioned are the responsibilities that all online learners must follow to become effective students in their online classes. We also discussed the tips which teachers can follow to enhance accountability in the online students.
I delve into literature to escape the pains the world bestows upon me
But more often then not, I experience another variety of emotion
That comes and goes with each different page
The burden of another is put upon me
Except I am just a spectator
With no means to make a change
Today I stumbled upon a rather tragic tale
Filled with collusion, lies and deceit
But it wasn't the schemes that hurt the most
It was the transient innocence that comes and goes
I met a couple
Through another person's eyes
And stayed by their side
Through every high and low
But right from the get go
It was very clear to me
That this budding couple
Just wasn't meant to be
Such a heartfelt connection
And surely failed to last
In an infernal court of political greed
He promised her the world
And his words echoed true
During what seemed to be her final hours
She lay in bed with dismay
But he came to her rescue
Her general in shining armor
Offering the antidote
To the malady that troubled her so
But in the end, he perished in the snowfall
A hauntingly beautiful scene
Fill with miles and miles of white ethereal sheen
Alas, who was there with her to witness the scenery?
It was just me
Muted and unseen
Unable to offer condolences or comfort
Through a flimsy ink etched sheet
My heart broke
Not for myself
But for two people I never met
Whose fate left me quite upset
And yet I can say with utmost certainty
They're people I know
I've seen them through all their highs
And endured every low
Love's sorrow isn't always one sided on a person's end
Sometimes it's unrequited despite the connection
Because fate pries apart kindred souls
Leaving them aching and hollow
On and off
Off and on
My tender soul
Wishing to be one,
But it’s split in two,
Everything is askew,
A carousel takes me round and around,
Past theater masks crying and grinning,
A pendulum swings me up and down,
And i almost slip off, if it were not for these chains,
Sometimes it feels like forever rain,
Sometimes it feels like I’m forever on top,
And sometimes it’s a sickly in between
With everything a sickly green,
Like a pond with no life,
Like a life with no strife,
Like a life with no meaning,
But Up and Down.
Syrup and Snow
He had offered her a bowl of iced plum syrup
Beneath the canopy of budding blossoms
And fluttering leaves
It was smooth and sweet
But the general's heartwarming gesture
Was far greater than any desert
The maid had ever seen
Beneath the icy exterior was just a man
Whose starry eyes housed a tender gleam
His rough calloused hands swung a blade with ease
But his tender palms were clumsy in her grasp
His gaze met hers
Their fingers interlocked
Time seemed to freeze indefinitely
They promised each other
Underneath the pastel tapestry
In the ethereal dawn sky
One day they'll share another bowl
Next time there would be more
Of that velvety desert
When winter struck, the gardens froze over
Falling snow blanketed the gardens
Trapping the blossoms in white cordons
The maid was bedridden with illness
But the general had found her cure
He offered it to her with trembling hands
But perished in the cold
For he had succumbed in his foolish pursuit
She took the tonic he offered
And noticed something else he left behind
A small bowl of iced plum syrup
When she downed it, all traces of velvety sweetness had gone away
All that was left was a prevailing sour aftertaste
Along with deafening emptiness
And the sound of falling snow beating outside her room
When i close my eyes i see an eye,
Drifting above me in the midnight sky,
“Why is it watching me,” i think,
“Does it ever even blink?”
i really want it to go away,
Maybe i should sit and pray,
Maybe it’s the eye of a god,
Watching to see if i make mistakes,
Is it the eye of a protector?
Making sure i don't get hurt?
Whatever it is, i want it gone,
Good intentions or not,
There is no place for a third eye in a world of pairs,
I want to be simple and unafraid,
I really hope it goes away.