Learning English is more important than ever in this age of Artificial Intelligence (AI wrote this)

Note: The following has been written by ChatGPT when asked about the title of this article. The image used has been generated using Stable Diffusion. Both are AI tools.

In the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI), where technological advancements are transforming every aspect of our lives, the importance of learning English cannot be overstated.

English has emerged as the lingua franca of the digital age, bridging communication gaps across borders and connecting people from diverse backgrounds. In the context of AI, mastering English offers a multitude of advantages and opportunities.

Access to free online resources and tools

English proficiency opens doors to a vast array of resources and information available online. As AI-powered platforms and tools become increasingly prevalent, the majority of their content, documentation, and tutorials are predominantly in English.

Whether it’s learning to code, understanding machine learning algorithms, or delving into the latest research papers, a strong command of English is essential for navigating this wealth of knowledge.

Keeping up with the global tech race

Communication skills in English are crucial for collaboration and participation in global AI initiatives. As AI technologies continue to evolve, interdisciplinary collaboration becomes essential, involving professionals from fields such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, and social sciences.

English serves as the common language facilitating effective communication and collaboration among experts from diverse backgrounds, fostering innovation and driving progress in AI research and development.

Competitiveness in the global job market

English proficiency enhances employability and career prospects in the rapidly evolving job market shaped by AI. Many of the leading tech companies and AI startups are based in English-speaking countries or operate in English-dominated environments.

Fluency in English not only improves one’s ability to comprehend and utilize AI-related technologies but also enhances one’s competitiveness in job interviews, enabling individuals to pursue lucrative career opportunities in AI-related fields.

Participation in cultural exchange

In addition to professional advantages, learning English in the age of AI also promotes cultural exchange and understanding. As AI continues to reshape global interactions and economies, cross-cultural communication becomes increasingly important.

English serves as a tool for connecting people from different cultural backgrounds, fostering mutual understanding, and promoting collaboration on a global scale.

Prerequisite for success

In conclusion, the significance of learning English in the age of AI cannot be emphasized enough. Beyond being a means of communication, English proficiency is now a prerequisite for success in the digital era, particularly in fields like AI where collaboration, access to information, and global connectivity are paramount.

By investing in English language skills, individuals can not only harness the full potential of AI but also contribute to the advancement of technology and foster international cooperation in the pursuit of common goals.

The possible proliferation of misinformation because of AI

As much as I love all these AI tools popping into the scene left and right, one thing has always left me somewhat dreading of what it could mean for the future.

I’ve been tinkering around with AI tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney the past few months, and admittedly found myself amazed at how freaking good these are even when they’re just relatively new to public access. I have even put ChatGPT to use as part of my workflow and day-to-day – coding assistance, copywriting ideas, etc. I’m also witnessing what feels like FOMO with companies scrambling to integrate AI into their products and services.

But, something eventually dawned on me: Am I crazy to think that AI – if left unregulated and kept being used irresponsibly – could eventually distort most of facts and truths that we get online?

I mean, if you think about it and as far as I know, currently these tools take the information it uses from user inputs and interactions, and what’s currently publicly available on the entire web. If we keep on creating content using AI without even bothering to review and correct supposed facts and accepted truths, then use AI to further “rehash” those AI-generated content for more AI-generated content, doesn’t that lead to inaccuracy eventually?

Even the creators of these tools admit and put it out there that info generated by their AI “may produce inaccurate information about people, places, or facts.”

What do you think? Are we moving into the future of AI too fast? Does it need to be regulated as soon as possible? Should there be immediate laws against its misuse?

My 5-year-old loves her “Journey”

I was somewhat unsure if she’ll like the game since it requires her to use the right thumb stick of the Xbox controller for camera control for most of the time.

She’s still struggling with reaching that particular part of the controller but I was surprise at how fast she adapted – she’d just use it like an arcade stick and use the rest of her right-hand fingers to press the A & B buttons. Thankfully, Journey doesn’t require the use of the bumper and trigger buttons.

It’s officially the first game she has played and completed from start to end – about 3 hours in total over 3 days (an hour a day). Me, as the spectator (and occasional backup player for tricky situations), have also been captivated by the game’s graphics and story.

Terraria (with the split-screen mod) and Farm Together have been a staple for us but these games are more of the sandbox-y gather-build-repeat type, so her enjoying Journey did come as a bit of a surprise.

She has already completed her 2nd playthrough, and must have memorized all those puzzles by now. She’s still looking forward to playing the game again and again which made me remember the last time I felt about that for a game (Pokemon Crystal).

I hope we get to discover more games like Journey.

Also, thanks to all the random companions we met along the way!

Journey companions
These are the companions we met on her 2nd playthrough. When you play the game online, you get these random encounters with other players who you can progress through the game with. No chats, no talking, just playing.