Write a reflection. Reflection quesiton:
Reflection – What are some questions that YOU still have about the topic (Risk Failures and Responsiblities) ? Your response should be two or three paragraphs. Start with I wonder… 750 words
In this topic, we will look at some of the uses of computers where they have very direct personal implications for our health and safety. Who is responsible for the use and abuse that can result from these relationships and interactions?
Computers themselves are not capable of original thought but they can act as through they “think”. Computers have capabilities to “remember” vast amounts of information and apply the information according to millions of rules that have been defined by hundreds of programmers over decades. How does this all come together? What happens when there are conflicts within the rules or data and something goes wrong?
recognize the benefits and dangers associated with computers
select web sites that provide additional insight into the issues
examine issues raised in discussions
write thoughtful responses to questions asked
failures, errors, reliability, safety, dependency, ethics, professionalism, responsibilities, violations, consequences, conflict of interest, change leadership
We are becoming more dependent on technology. What safeguards should there be to ensure that we are safe from this technology?
Who should be responsible in the case of technology doing damage or causing injury?
What computer errors are just annoying? What are some examples of serious computer errors?
What is the difference between a “design flaw” and a “bug”? Is one more serious than the other?
What legal remedies should be available in cases of computer hardware and software problems?
Are we too dependent on computers?
How reliable and accurate are computer models? Are there computer models that are “better” than real life testing?
Which people or organizations have helped make systems safer or reduced the negative consequences of errors?