The Voice of the Wildcats

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The Voice of the Wildcats

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The Voice of the Wildcats

The Paw Print

Our lives with artificial intelligence

Update on artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence is here to stay and many have ideas how it should help our daily lives.

Artificial Intelligence has come to be a part of our daily lives, in both students and teachers believe it will force us to continually adapt. 

Gavin Newsom signed an executive order, on September 6th, in which he plans to study the development, use, and risks of AI. He hopes that through his research he can build transparency and develop helpful ways we can use AI to our advantage. There are various ideas about what guidelines should be set up with AI. 

“They definitely have to put regulations in to keep us safe and to make things fair for everyone,” computer science teacher Swati Tomar said. 

Concern has arisen within the classroom regarding the fact that students’ easy access to AI places academic integrity in jeopardy. 

“If you are getting help online or with ChatGPT or whatnot, then you did not put in any effort into it [work],” Tomar stated. “Which means you don’t learn any new skill.”

With regard to certain fields, such as art, many are also worried about the issue of plagiarism. However, people also have faith in human originality.

“In terms of art and what I do, I think AI-generated art, at least the ones I’ve seen, are fairly generic,” sophomore in college graphic arts student Jadyn Ammons said. “You can tell it looks physically different from ours and isn’t drawn by someone else’s hand.”

Another potential area where AI poses a threat is film. Especially in regard to writer’s rights. 

“I don’t think it’s fair to replace writers with AI because AI can’t come up with completely original stories because AI is just a big combination,” film student Maya Wik said. “It takes information from other stories, movies, and TV shows so nothing is going to be truly original.” 

Some believe that because AI lacks personal experiences and genuine creativity, it cannot make films interesting. 

“When it comes to technology, they don’t have that creative capacity that humans do,” Maya Wik stated. “Film is about self-expression: directors, producers, and writers put their own experiences into film,”  

Even with all these negative aspects, there’s still a consensus that AI can provide us with beneficial aid in our work, whether it’s for school or other passions. 

“When writing, I had a topic and asked AI to give me sub-topics so I could have different sides and a potential outline for my papers,” Ammons said. 

Many argue for a sense of balance between the two: AI and the individual. 

“I think there’s a way to use AI to help writers not replace them,” Wik said. 

Overall, the decision to use and how to use AI is in the hands of the beholder. It’s important for the individual to put in their best belief.

“It’s up to the students to make the best judgment,” Tomar said. “Get help when needed but when you’re supposed to work on your own, do that.”

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