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March 14, 2023

AI and the Impact on Society – 2023 Perspective

By Aafia Jaliawala

As social media has become increasingly prevalent in our society, keeping up with the latest technologies, apps, devices, and trends has become easier than ever. In 2023, AI-developed Chat GPT has taken the world by storm, with influencers and corporations alike utilizing the technology for a variety of company needs.

One of the primary benefits of AI for companies is its ability to perform tasks such as reading human x-rays, providing chat support, identifying fraud, and more. Over the past few decades, AI has advanced significantly, making it an increasingly powerful tool in the business world.

A great example of AI in action is the rewards program implemented by many grocery stores. Customers sign up by providing basic information such as their phone number, email, name, and address, which is then used to track their purchases over weeks or even months. This data is used to market specific products and promotions to each individual, increasing the likelihood that they will return to the store to make more purchases. With AI, this information can be tracked within days, allowing companies to market products to customers in real-time and increase sales.

Another example of AI in action is its ability to read x-rays. While this technology is impressive and provides patients in emergency rooms with immediate assistance, it raises questions about the role of human empathy in healthcare. AI can provide a reading of a radiograph, but can it provide the nuanced details and emotional support that a human radiologist can?

Chat GPT is another example of AI technology that has become increasingly prevalent in our society. It can be used for everyday communication, writing essays, and many other functions that require cognitive effort. However, as we rely more and more on technology, there is a concern that we may be using our brains and bodies less, potentially leading to negative impacts on our health.

While there are pros and cons to the use of AI in our society, it is clear that the technology has the potential to revolutionize many industries. However, it is important to consider the potential implications of this technology on human jobs and the role of empathy in industries such as healthcare.

In writing this blog post, I wanted to exercise my own abilities and continue to grow my mind, rather than relying on Chat GPT to write it for me (it may have helped a bit with the editing though). While this post may not be perfect, it serves as a reminder of the importance of engaging our minds and thinking critically about the role of technology in our lives.

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