Instructor Negotiated Options

Points Who     Option    
100 Shared by
Steve & Pat
Winner of the contest to find an appropriate animated gif for the course website.
100 ? Winner of the contest to find an appropriate textbook for next semester.
500 Team C
Team D
Design, build, and test an appropriate infrastructure for client-server conversational dialogues. Publish on your website complete documentation, including a user's manual.
250 Pauline Consolidate the pen computing assignment 3-5 responses into a Word-for-Windows document. Add appropriate new material to the tables and include a table of pen toys. Prepare an introduction and references, including references to websites, so that this paper could be submitted for publication to a magazine like Pen Computing. Put a link to this document from your website.
250 Vera Consolidate the speech assignments 6-8 responses (and add appropriate new material, including text-to-speech systems) into a Word-for-Windows document. Prepare an introduction and references, including references to websites, so that this paper could be submitted for publication. Put a link to this document from your website.
250 Marilyn Consolidate the artificial intelligence assignments 9-11 responses (and add appropriate new material) into a Word-for-Windows document. Prepare an introduction and references, including references to websites, so that this paper could be submitted for publication. Put a link to this document from your website.
250 Kwang Consolidate the virtual reality and graphics assignments 12-15 responses (and add appropriate new material) into a Word-for-Windows document. Prepare an introduction and references, including references to websites, so that this paper could be submitted for publication. Put a link to this document from your website.
250 ? Write a paper on the technology life cycle that combines the information on the phases of the cycle described by Kendall, Kurzweil, and others, and that gives many examples of technologies as they have gone through the cycle. This will be a Word-for-Windows document with an introduction and references, so that it could be submitted for publication.
Note that this paper could lead to a dissertation. For example, your hypothesis might be that that the time period from invention to general use for AI inventions is longer than for non-AI inventions. This hypothesis was, in fact, stated by the author of Kendall's chapter 6. Of course, you would have to research, tabulate, and perform a statistical analysis of many AI and non-AI inventions to prove this hypothesis. Another hypothesis might be that the time period from invention to general use for Internet inventions is shorter than for non-Internet inventions. Even another might be that the time period from invention to general use has been getting shorter and shorter, as might be anticipated by Kurzweil's idea of time speeding up.
250 ? Other possibilities include, for example, evaluation of a product or a research paper on an emerging information technology topic.
300 Pauline Pen computing research paper in Word for Windows with a web link to it.
300 Marilyn Chess research paper in Word for Windows with a web link to it.
400 Hany Business Plan for Voice Real Estate or Voice Finance. Include a link to this document from your website.
500 Jim Extensive report on the new e-signature law and digital signatures, the business benefits and concerns, the technological issues and opportunities, processes and recommended strategies for firms.