Society is characterized by disruptive technologies, and the leading among them are Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and Blockchain. It is expected that once the full potentials of supercomputing is achieved through ongoing research, a major shift in society will result because the computing power will perform amazing tasks with great simplicity and ease (Bughin et al., 2019). Machine learning enables diverse robotic and mechanical automation to be executed. Machines can be exposed to routine encounters using a massive amount of data to learn how to execute intelligent motion. Machine learning and artificial intelligence enable many hybrid and innovative functions to be inbuilt in automatic processes like in the vending machines and autonomous vehicles. Artificial intelligence and Machine learning are currently the most disruptive technologies in society because they have created massive automation in diverse fields and have supported the erection of computing systems in research where human capacity and operations would be severely limited. Giga factories with large-scale robotic and automated machine operations depend effectively on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.Continue reading
- Which statement is correct?
- Any nonperformance when performance is due is a breach.
- A party has not breached if he has substantially performed.
- If a court determines that a party has substantially performed, then the other party
- has the right to terminate the contract.
- has the right to suspend performance.
- has no rights.
- may seek damages for any loss caused by the breach.
- If enforced by the court, what is the typical effect of a “time is of the essence” clause?
- A partially breaching party who is late in performing is given time to cure the breach.
- The clause negates the right of the breaching party to cure if he is late in performance
In preparation for the hurricane season, Barney, who owns beachfront property in Florida, enters into a contract with XYZ Contractors to have a wall built to prevent waves from reaching his house. The contract requires that the wall be finished by June 1, which is the start of the hurricane season. The contract has a clause that states “time is of the essence.” During the last week of May, the wall is still 30% incomplete. Even if XYZ Contractors worked around the clock, it would miss the June 1 deadline—a fact that XYZ acknowledges. Barney terminates the contract and hires another contractor to finish the wall.Continue reading
You are a branding company that wants to sign a one year contract with a production and printing company. The branding company would like the production company to print bags, stickers, boxes, wrapping papers, t-shirts, cups, books, posters and other objects for the branding company as well as the clients under the branding company. Write a formal letter making this request. Make sure to put sizes for the bags and stickers (small, medium, large, square or circle stickers etc. or include sizes in cm, inches or meter for one of the objects).Continue reading
Tolkien Transport is currently based in Leeds but has plans to expand its operations by setting up another depot in the south of England. The management team has identified four possible locations for the depot and these are listed in the decision matrix below. As a first step they have decided to use a multi-criteria analysis (MCA) to rank the options. After much discussion, the team have decided on three key criteria (Cost, Accessibility and Environmental Impact) against which to judge the options and have agreed on the ratings shown in the matrix, below (running from 4 for the best to 1 for worst under each criterion). The criteria have been weighted as follows: Cost (0.45), Accessibility (0.35) and Environmental Impact (0.2).Continue reading
Based on the course readings and websites, categorize Israel’s ability to collect intelligence in each of the five disciplines (OSINT, GEOINT, HUMINT, MASINT, SIGINT, and cyber) against hostile nations or organizations as either (1) highly capable; (2) capable; or (3) marginally capable. Be sure your response clearly identifies the specific organization, bureau, or responsible for performing the associated collection.
You are a manager, and you need to express dissatisfaction with one of the people in your team. Explain why the person’s work is not good enough in detail and give examples. You should also explain what the person needs to do to improve their ‘performance’ / behavior.
Are the US and China heading towards another Cold War? Or not? Will these two nations remain interdependent, or not? What is your informed opinion? how can we best stabilize the world? With a single hegemonic (dominant) superpower? With multilateral institutions (EU, UN, WTO, etc.)? Or with a “balance of power” between superpowers like we had in the Cold War — between the US and Soviet Union (1947-1991)?
A common statement made regarding the challenges of our current development model today is that ‘the poorest and most vulnerable people are being left behind’:
A. Explain this statement considering the latest UN report on sustainable development (2020).
B. Critically discuss the main reasons why this has been the outcome despite rising global interest in sustainable development.
C. What are two of the key solutions needed to change such dismal reality?
Humans evidently have known much about the environment and climate change for decades, yet somehow this ‘knowledge did not translate into power’ yet (Oreskes & Conway, 2014). What does it mean to say that ‘knowledge did not translate into power’ in this context? Why has the world, to a large extent, failed to adequately act on this knowledge?Continue reading