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Exploring The Dual Nature Of Artificial Intelligence: Insights From The First Committee Session

Exploring the Dual Nature of Artificial Intelligence: Insights from the First Committee Session

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has undergone a remarkable journey, sparking discussions about its ethical usage as technology rapidly advances. In a recent session of the First Committee, the topic of AI’s role in military operations stirred significant interest, prompting a nuanced exploration of its potential benefits and drawbacks.

The session commenced with a speech from the delegate of New Zealand, who emphasized AI’s potential to enhance various aspects of modern life. New Zealand’s stance advocated for embracing and promoting AI to reap its benefits, particularly in bolstering the economy with an estimated extra 54 billion dollars. The delegate proposed a “Triple E framework” – education, equity, and evermore – highlighting how AI could uplift nations lacking modern resources, such as access to the internet. The incorporation of AI in classrooms, although a sensitive topic, was presented as a means to bridge the gap and provide equitable educational opportunities globally.

While discussions surrounding AI often focus on its potential risks, New Zealand’s resolution offers a fresh perspective on its potential to advance society. As AI becomes increasingly integrated into daily life, exploring such insights is imperative for informed decision-making and harnessing the full potential of this transformative technology.

Wajiha Chaudhary
World Press Reporter
American River College, California 

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