By now, I'm sure you've heard about artificial intelligence (AI), which is amazing in so many ways.
It can write songs, essays, and stories, and even take over tedious jobs, but does it have the capability to really replace humans? Two of the most popular AI-powered tools are ChatGPT, which can imitate human speech and create different types of content, and MidJourney, which can turn text descriptions into images. Both of these tools are undeniably incredible, but as many have pointed out, they can't replace the human experience.
AI doesn't know what it means to be human, doesn't quite understand emotions, spirituality, or connections to others. It can't add layers of meaning. Yet the technology can help people in many ways, such as by making it easier to diagnose and treat diseases, fight climate change, and improve conservation efforts.
But there are also worries about the risks that AI poses to society, such as the possibility that jobs, like mine, will be lost and that social connections will change.