Reading exercise – Understand the issues surrounding AI from a news article

This is an interesting article in that was written by an AI, in exactly 450 words about the B1 DRGC Learning outcome below.  Interesting to see what its own point of view is? Is it balanced?  There are some discussion questions at the end of the article where you could argue either as a human or an AI Robot.

The Impact of AI: Exploring Ethical Concerns and Future Prospects

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing our lives, but it also raises important questions. In this article, we will look at how AI can be helpful and discuss the issues it brings. Understanding these aspects will help us better grasp the role of AI in our world.

Artificial Intelligence and Ethics: AI can be great, but we need to be careful. Sometimes AI can be unfair or invade our privacy. For example, facial recognition technology can sometimes make mistakes and identify the wrong people. We should make sure AI is used fairly and doesn’t harm anyone. Talking about these concerns can make AI better for everyone.

AI in Everyday Life: AI is already part of our lives. For instance, voice assistants like Siri and Alexa help us with questions and tasks. AI also helps recommend movies, songs, or products based on our preferences. However, we need to be aware of the information we share with AI systems and how it’s used.

Job Impact and Adaptation: AI might change some jobs. For example, self-checkout machines at supermarkets can replace cashiers. But new jobs can also appear, like AI programmers or robot engineers. We need to learn new skills and be ready for these changes. Schools and training programs can help us acquire the skills needed for the jobs of the future.

Data Privacy and Protection: AI needs data to learn, but we also need to protect our privacy. For example, social media platforms use AI to show us personalized content, but we should be mindful of the information we share online. Laws and security measures help keep our data safe and ensure that AI is used responsibly.

Exciting AI Possibilities: AI has exciting prospects. For example, self-driving cars can make transportation safer and more efficient. AI can also help doctors diagnose diseases or robots assist in tasks like assembling products. It’s important to explore these possibilities while considering their impact on society.

Conclusion: Understanding the impact of AI is important. By thinking about the ethical concerns and the ways AI is used in our daily lives, we can shape a future where AI benefits us all.


Use these questions to open discussion and debate, giving students some time to plan.  Ask them to consider their argument and how they will support it, giving examples.  Do they need to express your opinions strongly or mildly?

  1. What ethical concerns come to mind when you think about AI development?
  2. How do you think AI can positively impact healthcare? Are there any potential drawbacks?
  3. In what ways do you think AI automation might affect the job market?
  4. What skills do you believe will be essential for individuals in an AI-driven workforce?
  5. How can AI algorithms maintain fairness and avoid reinforcing biases?
  6. What measures can be taken to protect user privacy in the era of AI?
  7. Can you think of any industries that might benefit significantly from AI advancements? How might they change?
  8. How do you envision the future of work with AI? What challenges and opportunities do you anticipate?
  9. What steps can individuals and societies take to ensure responsible AI development?
  10. What role should education play in preparing individuals for an AI-powered world?