We live in an amazing time where many things we once thought impossible are now real. Humans have always been known as the most intelligent beings on Earth. But, with the rise of super-smart AI tools that can do some tasks even better than us, this is now up for debate.
Many of us use these AI tools so much in our daily lives that we’re becoming very dependent on them. I’ve read many posts online where people worry that relying too much on AI might make us less smart over time.
So, I want to ask you: “Do you think depending too much on AI is bad or good?”
What do you think? Are you concerned that these tools might make us forget how to think for ourselves? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Here’s what I think: When I think about this topic, I look at the past and guess about the future. Let me explain.
Years ago, people did math problems in their heads. Then, calculators came along. Some said using calculators would make people forget how to do math. But now, calculators are in every phone, and we use them without a second thought.
Another example is phone numbers. People used to memorize them. Now, we just save them in our phones. At first, some folks were worried about this change, but now it’s just normal.
Did these tools really make us less intelligent?
Whatever you think, here’s my view: The way we define “being smart” has changed because of these tools. Nowadays, if someone can use these advanced tools quickly and effectively, they’re seen as smart, even if they don’t solve the problem without the tools.
I predict that how we see intelligence will change even more in the future. Right now, we think someone is smart if they can remember lots of facts or difficult information. But AI tools can do this even better. So, maybe in the future, being “smart” will mean being really good at using AI tools.
Also, just like we don’t judge people who use calculators for simple math, there might come a time when using AI for even easy tasks will be seen as normal.
Whether you think AI makes us less smart or not, I believe these tools will become a big part of our lives soon. The world will change to include these tools more and more.
Change can be hard. We humans don’t like to change unless we have to. One area that might resist this change is education. Our schools might not be ready for a world where AI is everywhere. They’ll need to find new ways to teach, what to teach, and how to test students. But, ready or not, this change is coming. We should prepare for this future that’s heading our way.
Ehoneah Obed: Pharmacist, Software Engineer, Health Informatics Student.
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