What is Artificial Intelligence Technology? Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, has been designed to reason and acquire knowledge similarly to humans. AI is, however, far more advanced than a human but can also perform different tasks like perception, reasoning, and decision making (Forbes, 2019). From a student’s perspective, AI is a powerful asset, but every good tool has a negative side to it as well.
Since technology is ubiquitous, it can raise privacy concerns. People have to be careful because it can collect a lot of data from students. This data may not be stored correctly and is vulnerable to any breaches (Paek & Kim, 2021). There are these risks, but with proper management before giving out personal data, people should still be cautious. Privacy measures should always be tested and developed when sensitive information is being collected. Although technology isn’t perfect and will have bugs, AI is learning and improving more each day.
As a student, this invention can be simple to use. They can be overly reliant on these technologies. Like ChatGPT, it has the ability to provide answers just from a couple of taps on the keyboard. Students may use it because it’s fast and doesn’t require much work to get the answer. This can lead to academic dishonesty because AI can do it faster and with much better quality than the student. With all this, it reduces students’ ability to think critically because they rely on AI to solve their problems (Paek & Kim, 2021). Their understanding is limited and unable to fully grasp the underlying concepts of their learning. Students may struggle because their ability to learn has been limited. This can lead to difficulties in the long term because it limits their potential. With this dependency on technology, it may become an unhealthy habit that may be hard to break. But there should always be a balance when using such a powerful tool in learning.
AI technology is rapidly growing and being used more frequently. Its advancements may be intimidating. But in this generation, this technology will be incorporated more into our daily lives, and instead of pushing it away, it should be worked with. It’s already in our life like social media, digital assistants, web searching, and more (Nair, 2021). These technologies and functions have proved beneficial many times to us if used in the right way. In a school setting, this can aid in time management and efficiency. One benefit of AI is its ability to personalize for the student’s needs. It can analyze and tailor to the student’s needs (Paek & Kim, 2021). With excellent tutoring systems, this will help to improve the student’s engagement and better understanding of the content (Wang et al., 2023). By being engaged, this will keep students interested and willing to educate oneself. This will improve students’ success and help to support the students who are falling behind.
From AI’s ability to personalize for the student’s needs to quality information and more, it’s a resource that can encourage and assist students. Overall, this technology will continue to advance and stay around us. Although there are unfavorable uses of this innovation, Artificial Intelligence will continue to develop. People should be aware and cautious because there are risks. Being overly reliant is one big issue for students because they need to learn to balance, or there will be undesirable consequences on their learning. If used properly, it’s a great tool, and there are endless benefits. AI is here to help people’s lives and should work with people.
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