- Olin Rubinow
The Importance of Artificial Intelligence
Updated: Feb 3
This is a transcript of a speech I gave on the uses and importance of artificial intelligence on January 10, 2023. * see “important note” after reading the speech and viewing the images
Ladies and gentlemen,
I stand before you today to talk about artificial intelligence and why it is a helpful technology.
First, let's define what artificial intelligence is. Artificial intelligence, or AI, refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and act like humans. These intelligent machines can be trained to perform a variety of tasks, from simple to complex, by processing large amounts of data and learning from it.
Now, let's address the question at hand: why is artificial intelligence helpful?
One reason is that AI can perform tasks more efficiently than humans. For example, an AI system can analyze vast amounts of data and make decisions faster than a human could. This is especially useful in industries where time is of the essence, such as financial trading or transportation.
Another reason is that AI can take on tasks that are dangerous or undesirable for humans. For instance, AI can be used in hazardous environments, such as disaster zones or nuclear power plants, to minimize the risk to human workers.
AI can also assist humans in tasks that require a high level of precision and accuracy. For example, AI-powered machines can be used in manufacturing to produce high-quality products with minimal defects.
In addition, AI can be used to improve our daily lives in various ways. For instance, AI-powered personal assistants can help us manage our schedules and appointments, while AI-powered language translation tools can make it easier for us to communicate with people who speak different languages.
Finally, AI has the potential to solve some of the world's most pressing problems, such as predicting and preventing diseases, improving crop yields, and addressing climate change.
In conclusion, artificial intelligence is a helpful technology that can improve efficiency, take on dangerous or undesirable tasks, enhance precision and accuracy, improve our daily lives, and solve global problems. Thank you for your time.
*Now, what I didn’t tell you going into this quick read is that this entire speech, as well as the images attached, were created by an AI with my guidance. Another interesting thing to note is when I gave this speech in person, the vast majority of the audience was surprised when I made this announcement.
Below I will answer some frequently asked questions about artificial intelligence.
Q: Will we have to bow down to our robot overlords?
A: Not anytime soon, if ever. Although AI is powerful, (in my opinion very cool,) and capable of completing a bunch of things, it is nowhere near the well-rounded “intelligence” of a person.
Q: Why did you create this presentation?
A: I am currently reading Orwell’s novel 1984 for English class and am learning and realizing a lot about propaganda and its influence. This presentation was meant to be a form of propaganda promoting the use of AI, but not addressing the potential concerns people have in the main presentation. The purpose of propaganda is to be persuasive and only show one side of an argument, which I think I have done successfully.
Q: What are some prominent examples of artificial intelligence in today’s society?
A: Although you may have heard recently about the ChatGPT and DALL-E bots that can write and create images respectively, there are several older but still very prominent examples in our society today. Some may seem obvious like smart home assistants, but others may be less clear, like filters on social media or even large companies who use AI to streamline manufacturing and come up with ideas.