Chatterbox #180 – Artificial intelligence

When you have a problem that needs solving, sometimes you have to toss a few ideas around in order to get the ball rolling and figure out how to solve it. In today’s Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag explain two expressions that will help you talkabout generating and evaluating ideas: to spitball and to toss an idea around.

Fun facts

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a concept with a receding definition. This means that what we consider AI today will no longer be considered AI in the future. This is because once people understand how something “intelligent” works, they no longer believe it is truly intelligent. For example, Apple’s Siri would have been considered marvellous AI 40 or 50 years ago, but today people understand it as voice recognition software, not as artificial intelligence.

Expressions you’ll learn in this episode

  • Gloom and doom
  • To put on your thinking cap
  • Rip it off like a Band-Aid
  • To take over
  • Robot

Credit:Audio/Learning Materials: Culips

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