AI: The Key to Making Anything Possible

By Frankie Dulatre

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to evolve and become smarter and potentially benefit society, it has also become a threat. Although many see AI as a threat, AI in general has many abilities: it can make images by simply being given only a couple of words on how the image should look, do voices of every celebrity imaginable, can write a whole essay for a struggling student in school, and many more. 

For example, numerous AI generated images have been going around the internet, and the images look realistic enough for people to think they are ‘real’ images. AI can easily generate convincing photos using just a few words that the person who is using it provided. For example, there have been multiple photos that spread through the internet of former president Donald Trump being arrested by multiple police officers, but multiple congressmen quickly debunked the photos. The question is, how many other photos on the internet are also AI generated that people think are real?

Moving onto AI generated voices, there have been multiple videos on TikTok of an AI bot impersonating multiple politicians, actors, singers, etc. and people have thought it was the ‘real deal’. As AI continues evolving, it can easily make a number of celebrities say whatever the person who uses it wants. “I was actually convinced that this was real until I saw the caption,” said a TikTok user in the comment section on a video that had a bot make artists Kanye and Drake singing Boy’s A Liar, which is originally sung by Pink Patheress and Ice Spice; this comment alone proves the fact that AI has evolved and has gotten better at impersonating multiple celebrities’ voices. 

Finally, the more popular way people have been using AI is by using it to write their essays for school and write notes on a lecture they had to watch for homework. After a survey done by Michael T. Nietzal, who is the retired president of Missouri State University, and prior to that he was Provost of the University of Kentucky, on Forbes, more than 43% of college students used an AI called ChatGPT to complete multiple assignments. From the same survey it shows that 1 in 5 college students turn in work that a machine has done for them instead of doing the homework themselves. The AI machine, ChatGPT can easily make essays or notes just by a quick description of the user of what they want in any format.

“Artificial intelligence will be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on,” said Larry Page who is Co-Founder and CEO of Google.

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