Article & Reading

I found both the reading and podcast very interesting, and doing both tasks gave me a very extensive background in AI. One of the most interesting and important things I learned in the reading was the bias and discrimination in AI. I never thought that since AI is made by the West and given a certain set of data and info, it would be biased and lean towards their narrative, especially in the Palestinian war. I’ve always thought that AI collects data from all over the internet. Thus, it would be on the right side of history due to the plethora of information on the war and who’s right and wrong. However, that does not seem to be the case because AI does not possess the human factor that assesses information as our brains do. I also enjoyed the part where Dr. Maha compares AI when it comes to assignments to cake. I personally never rely on AI when it comes to this course (unless asked to, as I don’t really possess the skill to use it efficiently) or in my writing courses, as these courses require creativity that is beyond what AI is trained to do. I also like to come up with different ideas of how to do assignments interestingly, so I find that AI rusts people’s creative minds, replacing them with generic and practical ideas instead. It also hinders my growth as a creative person.

Moreover, a very important thing I learned from the  from the podcast “How should I be using AI right now?” (ezra-klein-podcast-ethan-mollick) is that regulations on AI are a possible option to limit its harmful effects, and we cannot let AI evolve –or rather decline– in a way that harms us and gives us false information or twists it. This is also a point that I want to look further into to understand AI better.

I believe that with all the knowledge accumulated from both the reading and podcast, I have to be accepting of AI and its existence in our modern world despite my wariness and dislike. I also need to be careful with how and why I use it, as well as the dos and don’ts of it. 


I chose the first activity (AI Starter & LLM Tutorial) because it gives you background knowledge on AI by defining terms that are commonly used nowadays when it comes to tech/AI, and then you apply knowledge on AI based on steps that you need to follow. I felt this activity was very useful for someone whose knowledge of AI is limited, and it makes you well-informed about how AI works and its limitations. 

P.s: The Blog won’t let me upload the screenshots of my application on AI based on Part 2, so here’s a google doc with my reflection and the screenshots: