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Teaching AI increases students’ creativity

Many people think of AI as a tool to cheat on work effortlessly. However, in this day and age it is imperative that AI be actively taught as an accelerator of creativity and ideas. AI’s endless versatility and human-like responses captivate users’ minds, and it can create music, movie scripts, business pitches, and even student essays. The use of AI for schoolwork has sparked various debates on whether or not the tool should be allowed to students.

Many teachers claim that the process of writing something yourself is more important than the result. However, similarly to when the internet gained traction worldwide, the use of AI will not go away, and learning how to use it effectively will be the focus of everyone for everything from this point on. 

It’s no secret that AI can be used in amazing ways, ways that can make an education journey so much more efficient.

How much will change in the next 2 years? Nothing. How much will change in the next 10 years? Everything.

— Amit Gandhi

Some SCH courses I’ve been in like CEL Venture Accelerator have not only allowed, but encouraged the use of AI to help articulate thoughts, develop marketing strategies, create pitch decks, and more. Everyone in my class was assigned to have a one on one conversation with Chat-GPT, the most advanced AI software. We learned to train the software to give advice specifically about marketing a product. According to Ed Glassman, director of CEL, AI is most effectively employed as a “Creative Caddy” to support innovation. 

However, this application of AI poses a challenge to creative writing and art, given its ability to generate extensive, multi-page essays within seconds. Consequently, AI can be an infinitely useful tool for students, and we need to learn to use it effectively without limiting our creativity, but accelerating it.

One of the most intriguing aspects of AI is its potential in the future. “How much will change in the next 2 years? Nothing. How much will change in the next 10 years? Everything,” said University of Pennsylvania Professor Amit Gandhi. 

Current high schoolers will likely start their adult lives amidst an AI uproar. AI literacy will be a necessary skill in the future job market. Knowing how to harness the best piece of technology humans have ever seen will be invaluable throughout our adulthood. 

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Michael Lee, Staff Writer
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