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Is artificial intelligence a threat to humanity?

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Is artificial intelligence a threat to humanity?

News AI at the Guardian Background What is AI?  Benefits and risks of artificial intelligence  The Question for AI: History of an idea and achievements  Musk’s billion dollar crusade to stop the AI apocalypse  Artificial intelligence: The next frontier?  The AI Debates: Challenges and Opportunities  Return of the machinery question  AI: Definitions, Trends, and Techniques  AI will drive the insights revolution  Putin says the country that leads AI will rule

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September 5 Extemp Questions

Domestic Immigration — Resources  –Should Sessions have rescinded DACA? -Generally, should the US increase or decrease immigration? -Does immigration help or hurt the economy? -Does immigration help or hurt the environment? -Should the US accept more refugees into the US? -Should the US accept more high skilled workers? -Is Trump’s travel ban desirable? Is it legal? -Should immigrants already illegally in the country be granted a “path to citizenship” in

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Should Trump Have Ended DACA?

Background The details of the decision to end DACA and what it means in practice. No Hitting the economy where it hurts Trump just turned DACA into a ticking time bomb  DACA is a crusade to help children Trump’s DACA decision could cost thousands of jobs  Ending DACA would be the President’s most evil act CEOs come out in support of DACA Why ending DACA is unprecedented  The case for

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Speaking And Debating About Immigration

Immigration is a very controversial issue in the US. Historically, the US has welcome immigrants and was arguably built by immigrants.  On the whole, Democrats are more welcoming toward immigrants and to providing social services to support immigrants. Others, however, feel that immigrants “take our jobs” and require too much social spending.  Some argue that they undermine “cultural cohesion.”  Republicans are less welcoming towards immigrants and support more immigration restrictions.

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Global Hotspots

The final round Extemp topic area for Kentucky is simply “Global Hotspots.” This could obviously include a lot of things, but there are some major hot spots. Korea.  Korea is certainly the hottest of the world’s hotspots, and it may be odd if a discussion of hotspots does not include Korea. Missile defense on the Korean peninsula is also the September-October PF topic, and we have extensive resources on the

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Speaking and Debating About China

Introduction The US is the world’s number one economy. China is the second largest power. The US is the world’s leading global power.   China is number two. With a population of nearly three times that of the US and high growth rates (which is normal for a developing economy), China is expected to surpass the US economically. Although China is not expected to surpass the US militarily, its weapons modernization

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Why Missile Defense Fails

Despite the hype around missile defense, particularly THAAD, it has a number very significant limitations that you should be prepared to point out in your debates. First, despite 100% intercept rates in test conditions when one missile was fired at it, it won’t be able to work in war time conditions, especially when faced with more than one missile. Ankit Panda, 8-29-17, Can Ballistic Missile Defense Shield Guam from North

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The Korea Crisis: Why China is Not the Answer

Trump has placed a lot of hope on China to take action to resolve the problem of North Korean nuclearization and missile testing. Since 90% of North Korea’s trade with China, this is, in some ways, a reasonable expectation, but at the same time, it is not likely to succeed for a number of reasons – China’s Influence is limited, China fears the collapse of the regime, and if China

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Speaking and Debating About Tax Cuts

Trump ran on a platform of tax cuts and was recorded at a private dinner telling the people there that he would lower their taxes. In the US, the percentage of tax the government collects is always a big issue for a couple of reasons — (a) Size of government. Large tax revenues enable the government to provide more social programs, such as Medicare, Social Security, Health care, and many

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Speaking and Debating About Health Care Reform

The US health care system faces two significant pressures. Critical Issues Costs. While there is a debate about the cause of rising health care costs, there is no debate that health care costs are increasing. As noted by the Economist on September 2, “In America, nearly one in every five dollars spent is on health care, a larger share than in any other country.” Kimberly Amadeo, July 25, 2017, Why