In our life we face people who speak different languages at the time, and sometimes we face people who just speak their native language. Each one of us has his own way and story to learn a new language. For me, I master only four languages Arabic, Amazight, French and English. Arabic is the first language in Algeria, and I was born and raised there so I learn it in school, at home and I use it everywhere. Even though, when I came to the USA I didn’t forget it and I think I will never forget it. The other language that I can speak is Amazight. It is not a known language like Spanish and Chinese, this language is only used in some states in Algeria and other countries like Morocco and Tunisia. I learned this language from my mom because she was born in one of those states. Yet, I usually use it when I speak to my grandmother because she doesn’t understand Arabic very well. Therefore, I still use it until now when I speak to my grandmother or my natives. However, I only know how to speak Tamazight. I didn’t learn how to write it, but I will learn it in the future. Moreover, in Algeria we start learning French in middle school and in high school as well. At the beginning, I found it really hard and boring and then I started enjoying this language. However, when I came to The USA I forgot some words because I don’t practice this language with no one. But I still can understand people and communicate with them and write too. Finally, the last language that I start to learn is English. To be honest I never thought that I would learn this language or my skills will improve. The reason that let me learn this language is my studies. My dad told me that if I want to graduate with a good grade and get a good job I need to be a good English speaker. I started improving my skills in high school when I first came, then now in college. It was really hard for me to learn a new language and study in high school at the same time.
In the article “Robot Nannies are Here” by Alice LaPlante, the author explains about the potential of robots being in childcare. Also, if people will trust this robot to be around their children. One concern that some studies showed is that the evolving of these robots can create a risk towards the children and the society.
Robots can be more efficient than humans in daily with children. It will reduce the danger that the child may experience during the time his parents at work. However, are robots going to provide the emotions sense that human can do?
The author states that “They claim that the overuse of childcare robots could have serious consequences for the psychological and emotional wellbeing of children” I agree with the author point here because robots will not replace the emotional love that human can provide for their children. A child needs mother apse more than anything and robots cannot do. If children are around robots all day, they will be affected by them. They will grow in a new lifestyle norm. If a child is bored, a babysitter can play games with him and they will have some interaction which will make him feel better. In contracts, when it comes to a robot in playing games with a child, the robot will function as an iPad, and most of them time parents give their children these devices just to stay away from something and keep quiet. So, mainly these robots do not have the same inactions as human have.
Another example, child need someone to hear them more than just to play a game or watching T.V. Let us say if he has some problems in school such as, someone bullied him, a robot will not have the same therapy feelings the human does to discuss about what situation happened to him. This is a real problem which can lead a child to grow with depression. A child needs feeling more than articulate intelligent around him. He needs someone to look after him all the time a show love and make him feel happen not an automatic computer that walks around and tells him a story or play games. A child wants to feel containment and someone to hung him when he is having a bad mood, robots can never provide that.
To conclude, artificial intelligent can be more efficient than humans in many things, but they cannot replace the human emotions. I am wondering what if the robot got hacked by someone what would happen to our child is, he going to direct our child to get out home? I think robots can replace many jobs soon even in the medicine firm. However, I think the only job that they cannot replace is psychology or therapy because they mostly deal with human emotions.
LaPlante, Alice. “CenturyLink Brand Voice: Robot Nannies Are Here But Won’t Replace Your Babysitter — Yet.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 29 Mar. 2017,
In the 21st century, more people are struggling to keep up with daily responsibilities and technology is beginning to take over instead. Parents specifically have many struggles due to the existence of their children, coupled with their jobs and potentially school and other daily responsibilities all create a day overloaded with chores. Robots are an example of technology that could potentially be reliable and alleviate the daily responsibilities that parents have in their daily lives, especially in terms of childcare, but cannot work as a substitute for a parent due to their inability to be loving.
Robots are extremely intelligent and advanced in many ways and can handle many tasks that humans cannot in a short period of time efficiently. Robots are different from humans in many ways and do not require things such as food, mental health breaks, to rest, and more. At the most, a robot will probably just need to be charged up so that they can go back to working again. This endless ability to work would give parents the break they may feel like they desperately need and may even give them more flexibility to do other things that they want or need to do. Robots can in essence work endlessly to care for children without losing their temper, unlike a human parent.
The idea of robots functioning to take care of children is a good idea in many senses but also has its issues. Robots are incapable of feeling and expressing the same emotions as humans do, and this may impact a child’s development if they were to be raised or cared for by a robot. Robots would be unable to know when to hug a child, or kiss their scraped knee, or other things that a human parent will intuitively know and feel. The text written by Alice LaPlante Robot Nannies Are Here expresses this issue, and dives into how children can face developmental issues if they were to be raised by robots. Additionally, a robot taking the place of a parent can create a rift between the child and parent. Similar to how if a human nanny were to care for a child versus the parent of the child stepping in as the caretaker, there is a degree of distance that is created and less of a wholesome relationship is cultivated.
It can be concluded that though robots have many amazing characteristics that would allow for them to be create childcare takers in theory, in practice, they do not encompass all of the importance human characteristics that would make them good care takers and parents. Human parents have specific characteristics and abilities like love and care that robots do not have, and despite parents struggling to care for their kids due to many reasons, they work as the best caretakers at the end of the day, because all a child really needs is love.
LaPlante, Alice. “CenturyLink BrandVoice: Robot Nannies Are Here, But Won’t Replace Your Babysitter — Yet.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 29 Mar. 2017,
Dormehl, Luke. “The Promise and Pitfalls of Using Robots to Care for the Elderly.” Digital Trends, Digital Trends, 1 June 2019,
I’ve always loved surfing since I was a young kid. I’ve always felt at ease while walking along the shore with my board, thinking of all of the ways that I could strengthen my skills as a surfer. Being athletic/a surfer has always been a core part of my identity, and this is a part of myself that my parents struggled to grasp, support or accept. I’ve had dreams of becoming a surfer professionally, or at least working as a surfer instructor, but my parents did not see this as a viable life long career. They wanted me to instead pick a more mainstream career, such as becoming a lawyer or becoming a doctor. They also viewed it as a dangerous sport, especially given the potential of a surfer drowning. There was this surfing competition back in highschool and I applied to participate. Up until this point in my life, my parents have never come to any of my surfing competitions. Because they did not support this part of my identity, they saw no use in seeing me compete. I worked hard to convince them that seeing me surf would change the way they view the sport as well as their perception of the activity as a lifelong career. They agreed, reluctantly, to come see my surf. On the day of the competition, there were 8 other competitors. It was a local competition, and the tides were high that day. When the competition initially started, I could see my parents were not so interested in what was happening. But after about 10 minutes, I could tell their interest peaked, and suddenly, they were yelling my name and were excited to see me do my many tricks and handle the high tides smoothly. I ended up winning the competition and landed in first place, and was even given a medal to take home with me. This was one of the hardest competitions I had ever participated in up until that point in my life, and I was proud of myself and the way I handled the waves. At the end of the race, my parents told me they were sorry they never tried to give my passion for surfing a try and that they failed to support what was a very important part of me. They told me that they understood why I would want to pursue surfing as a long term career choice, and though they still had their preferences in terms of what job I would do in the future, they at least understood. This was a very important moment in my life, and I finally felt like my parents were supportive of my identity, after years of not feeling adequately supported or understood.
In our life we face people who speak different languages, and sometimes we face people who just speak their native language. Each one of us has his own way and story to learn a new language. In my case, I master four languages Arabic, Amazight, French and English. Arabic is the first language in Algeria. Since I was born and raised there, I learned it in school and at home, and I use it everywhere. However, when I came to the USA, I didn’t forget it, and I think I will never forget it. The other language that I can speak is Amazight. It is not a known language like Spanish and Chinese. This language is only used in some states in Algeria and other countries like Morocco and Tunisia. I learned this language from my mom because she was born in one of those states. Yet, I usually use it when I speak to my grandmother because she doesn’t understand Arabic very well. I still use it now when I speak to my grandmother or my relative friends. I also speak Tamazight. However, I didn’t learn how to write it, but I will learn it in the future. Moreover, in Algeria we start learning French in middle school. At the beginning, I found it really hard and boring, and then I started enjoying this language. However, when I came to the USA, I forgot some words because I don’t practice this language with anyone. But I still can understand people and communicate with them and write too. Finally, the last language that I started to learn is English. To be honest I never thought that I would learn this language or that my skills would improve. The reason that let me learn this language is my studies. On the other hand, as a writer in my mind, I’ve composed the next article. I feel excited, because I know exactly what I want to write, and I think the readers will love it. When it’s the time to start writing, I can’t put my thoughts into words anymore. Where have my words gone? I had such a bright idea, but now I feel lost. How did that happen?. Was my idea rubbish? Where did it go?. I usually think in English, but sometimes the word does come up in english. The good thing about knowing four languages is that they help me in my writing. For example I stare thenging in english, sundly I don’t know wish the word in english, so immediately I star things in Arbic sometimes work sometimes no. I directly moved to french which helped me in that time. It doesn’t mean that I always think in Arbic which is my first language. Igot lost sometimes. However, you’re in charge as a writer. As detailed or brief as you like, you can make your outline. You can meticulously pursue it, or keep open to new ideas. Often, it’s a matter of personal preference and how familiar you are with the content you want to write. For instance, when writing backward reflection, I plan meticulously. But for tutorial style articles I’m more open for fresh ideas and my outlines are brief. For a book, I outline what goes in each chapter, but I might write the chapters themselves more loosely.
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