Discussion Questions about Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our daily lives, influencing various aspects of society.

Introducing this topic in the ESL classroom can be both engaging and intellectually stimulating for students.

To foster meaningful discussions, consider incorporating thought-provoking questions that encourage critical thinking and language development.

These are the best discussion questions about Artificial Intelligence for the ESL classroom.

Artificial Intelligence: Discussion Questions

These are some great questions to discuss the role of artificial intelligence in our lives

General Questions about AI

  • How often do you use artificial intelligence?
  • What AI Tools do you use?
  • What uses do you have for ChatGPT?

What is Artificial Intelligence?

  • How would you explain AI to someone who has never heard of it before?
  • Can you provide examples of AI applications that you encounter in your daily life?

The Impact of AI on Jobs:

  • Do you think AI will create more job opportunities or lead to job loss in the future?
  • How can individuals prepare for a workforce increasingly influenced by AI technology?

Ethical Considerations:

  • Are there ethical concerns surrounding the use of AI? What are they?
  • Should there be limits on the development and use of AI, and if so, what might they be?

Bias in AI:

  • How can bias be introduced into AI systems, and what consequences might arise?
  • What steps can be taken to address bias in AI algorithms?
  • How can stakeholders and the public ensure fair and ethical AI practices?

AI and Education:

  • In what ways can AI enhance the learning experience in schools?
  • Are there potential drawbacks or concerns related to incorporating AI into education?
  • How can AI be used to personalize learning experiences for students?
  • Are there concerns about AI potentially replacing human teachers?

The Future of AI:

  • What advancements in AI do you foresee in the next decade?
  • Do you think that AI can replace search engines such as Google and Bing?
  • How might AI impact different aspects of society, such as healthcare, transportation, or entertainment?

Cultural Perspectives on AI:

  • Are there cultural differences in the perception of AI, and if so, what are they?
  • How might different cultures approach the integration of AI into their societies?

Personal Experiences:

  • Have you had any personal experiences with AI, either positive or negative?
  • How comfortable are you with the idea of relying on AI for decision-making?

AI and Creativity:

  • Can AI systems be creative, or is creativity uniquely human?
  • How might AI impact fields traditionally associated with creativity, such as art and music?

Data Privacy and Security:

  • What concerns do you have about the privacy of your data in the age of AI?
  • What measures should be in place to prevent potential biases in AI algorithms that may compromise privacy or perpetuate discrimination?
  • How can society balance the benefits of AI with the need to protect individuals’ privacy?
  • What role do regulations and policies play in safeguarding data privacy, especially with the rapid advancements in AI technology?

Quotes for Discussing AI

These are some quotes that could help learners have a discuss about the future of Artificial intelligence and how we deal with it

“It’s going to be interesting to see how society deals with artificial intelligence, but it will definitely be cool.”

—Colin Angle

“Before we work on artificial intelligence why don’t we do something about natural stupidity?”

—Steve Polyak

Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English