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Disruptive Technology Assignment AI-Automation: Helping Business or Polarizing Jobs?

Richard Mentle (ENES464) New technologies are integrating the physical, digital, and biological worlds in what has been called the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (Schwab, 2016). Major technological innovations include drones, robotics, sustainable clean energy, ubiquitous communications/connectivity, 3D-printing, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) to augment human capabilities, products, and business. These will ...

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01: Globalization: Interdependence or Individual Empowerment?

Richard Mentle (ENES464) Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century highlights the difficult decisions governments, countries, companies, and individuals must balance with the advances in technology, economy, and communications. Coffee and bananas as household staples are eminent of the presence of globalization in my ...

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