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Allan Hancock College students debate the use of artificial intelligence in everyday life

Posted at 1:30 AM, Mar 01, 2019

One student group from Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria discussed and debated the use of artificial intelligence in everyday life on Thursday night.

The AHC Science and Engineering Club, along with computer science experts, hosted the event to talk about the ramifications of utilizing AI and other similar technologies with fellow students, professors and the general public.

Some of those in attendance mentioned the benefits of technology in the modern world, while others touched upon the discrepancies they have with incorporating AI in society.

“We invited them to come out to figure out the detriments or benefits might be. And any future activities that might happen in the world with AI because we know that AI is going to be changing the world in the next 50 years and probably pretty drastically. We need to start delving into the issues now for when they become a problem later,” said Justin Dill, a member of the Allan Hancock College Science and Engineering Club.

All of the proceeds will go to Iridescent, a non-profit organization that empowers young people to become innovators and leaders in the technology world.