What Is AI?

By Bix, 9th Grader

AI stands for Artificial Intelligence.

It refers to the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. AI is intelligence demonstrated by machines, as opposed to intelligence displayed by non-human animals or by humans. Some examples of AI applications include advanced web search engines, recommendation systems, understanding human speech, self-driving cars, and competing at the highest level in strategic game systems.


The above paragraph sounds just like any old paragraph, but it was actually written by AI. It was actually a really simple process, too. I just searched something on Bing, went to the chat tab, and all of a sudden, I had access to the forefront of new technology. While, yes, playing around with AI is something fun to play around with, it raises valid concerns about making jobs obsolete, the spread of false information, and copyright laws.

 AI can scour the internet in a matter of moments, so it can find information and perform tasks like writing or math much faster than a human could. The issue with this is that it can’t fact-check itself, so any information it provides could be false, and when asked to provide a reference for the information retrieved, it will give fake sources. There is also the fact that since artificial intelligence isn’t really ‘intelligent’, it takes previously created images and texts and reworks them, claiming it as their own, bringing into question the overall reliability of AI. Of course, AI is only a few years old, so there is a lot of room for improvement. We will only get to see the effects of AI when it really develops into a solidified technology.

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