Everybody is talking about AI. Let’s take a closer look.
You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.
a Write down 5 or more words related to computers.
|Word of the year: AI|
Each year, Collins’ Dictionary chooses a word of the year.
They have now announced their word of 2023.
Find the words in the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning.
|1. artificial||a. all by itself; without any help from other people or machines|
|2. independent||b. difficult to deal with and full of problems|
|3. to cheat||c. not natural, but made or produced by humans|
|4. assignments||d. not planned|
|5. to recommend||e. powerful people in the technology sector|
|6. unintended||f. professors and other members of colleges and universities|
|7. consequences||g. the result that they want to get|
|8. tech leaders||h. to say that something is good and that you might like it|
|9. academics||i. tasks or jobs that you must do|
|10. the aim||j. things that happens as a result of something else|
|11. problematic||k. to use unfair or forbidden tricks to succeed|
|12. concerned||l. worried, troubled|
a What is AI?
1 The artificial idea that computers will rule the world in future.
2 The power of a machine to act intelligently in a human way.
3 The software that computers need to function.
4 The two-day event in the UK where world leaders, tech leaders and academics meet.
b What can AI do? Choose all correct answers.
1 Come up with information really quickly.
2 Create pictures.
3 Everything people can do.
4 Help streaming apps know what films to recommend to you.
5 Make it possible for smart speakers to function.
6 Make risks less problematic for people.
7 Organize events for world leaders, tech leaders and academics.
8 Write stories.
c Why has everyone been talking about AI in 2023?
1 Because it is word of the year.
2 Because it plays an important role in the Ukraine war.
3 Because many students use it to cheat in tests or assignments
4 Because people are starting to see the risks of AI.
a Try out the word of the year quiz.
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