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AI is killing our creativity and ability to think

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Though AI is becoming more and more used and albeit beneficial, it is an advancement in technology that shouldn’t be utilized.

AI is taking jobs such as tech, media, legal industry, market research, teachers, finance, traders, graphic designers, accountants, customer service, etc. There have been many complaints by people in the art and creative industries that find AI to be harmful as it steals their work, jobs and income. AI is causing the U.S population to be unemployed, lazy, and reliant on the limited creative abilities artificial intelligence produces. 

AI is providing new jobs at the cost of taking away millions of others. Cointelepgraph writes, “AI will result in some job displacement in the short term, but there are numerous reasons to think that AI will also contribute to creating new jobs.” Though this may seem like a good thing, what would happen to the people that lose their jobs to the AI? What would be the possible requirements for these new jobs that AI is creating? What if the people that lost their jobs aren’t eligible for the new ones and how would they be able to make a steady income? The creative industries can be completely flooded with AI generated music, art, books and articles all made possible by a short sentence and the click of a button. 

Though AI generates hundreds of thousands of pictures, drawings and stories, it is only so creatively limited through its programming. According to TechTarget, “AI essentially makes predictions based on algorithms and the training data it has been fed; and although machine learning algorithms help the machine learn over time, it doesn’t have the capacity humans have for creativity, inspiration and new ways of thinking.” Because AI is so limited, many of what can be created from it is almost the same except for small variations. An author, for example, can create a book with unique characters, plot, conflicts, settings, and universes without being fed a program limiting them to a few set ideas. Have you ever heard of thinking outside the box? AI sure hasn’t. 

With the new possibilities of AI, people are learning that they don’t have to work hard anymore. If we thought people were lazy before artificial intelligence, we’re about to have a rude awakening. “Some users seem to use AI without double-checking the results, assuming the technology works flawlessly when it does not” (TechTarget). With the newly recognized technology, people are becoming more and more reliant on it, making mistakes such as these in the process. Work requires care and precision, ensuring that mistakes are avoided and success is in reach. Yes, people make mistakes too but are we any better than this imperfect intelligence? 

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Many have found AI useful and will argue that it isn’t a danger to our society. As it was earlier stated, AI is creating millions of new jobs and can be efficient in the tasks set for them. It is also convenient to students as it can be a form of entertainment and especially cheating in classes using a specific program like ChatGPT. But if you are someone who plans to go into a field of work in which AI can also do the same, jobs will be sparse and you could possibly struggle in finding a job after college. Why support it now when it could just impact you negatively in the future? Wouldn’t it be better to fight against it so you can have a more secure future? 

Though AI is becoming more and more used and albeit beneficial, it is an advancement in technology that shouldn’t be utilized.  With the unemployment rate slowly but surely decreasing, it is important to prevent AI from bringing that rate back down. AI is hardly something we want to use for jobs in the arts department as it lacks creativity and uniqueness and AI as a whole is slowly making the population reliant on the technology and turning people into couch potatoes in the office. The U.S was fine before the introduction of AI, so why start using it now? 

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Emma Linder, Reporter
Emma Linder is a senior at Hudson High School. This is her first year writing for The Explorer. She is a part of the Mock Trial club and is not afraid to voice her opinion. Emma has been writing as a hobby since she was a freshman in high school and wants to continue writing and become an author. She enjoys not only writing but drawing, listening to music ranging from Lady Gaga to Frank Sinatra and spending time out with family and friends. In her writing, Emma enjoys fantasy as it takes her deep into a world not like our own and she likes to replicate that fantastical element into her own stories.
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