Robert Moniot

Robert Moniot is associate professor at Fordham University in New York
City. His original training was in physics, but he was soon drawn to
computer science, where he has worked ever since. His favorite research
area is the social and ethical issues raised by computers &
information technology. He often teaches a course on this subject, and always
learns something new from his students.



Has the age of computer overlords begun?
23 Feb 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: computing, human dignity
An IBM computer has thrashed two human champions in the quiz show Jeopardy! Is it game over for humanity?


What we need is cheap and abundant information
11 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: forum, internet, literacy, Wikipedia
Through the internet gushes a torrent of information. How can students possibly absorb it? 


Merging man and machine
7 Jul 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: Ray Kurzweil, transhumanism
“Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.” Discuss and give examples from the theories of Ray Kurzweil.


Surveillance nation
27 May 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Is the threat of terrorism enough to justify intrusion upon civil liberties?


Will e-voting put an end to fraud?
26 Nov 2004 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Bev Harris is on the warpath. What has gotten this fifty-something grandmother riled, turning her into a headline-grabbing activist and investigative journalist?


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