On 8th November 2023, Sree Narayana College in Kannur conducted an inter-departmental debate competition on the topic "Regulating advances in Artificial Intelligence is a fool's errand." The event was organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).
The competition saw active participation from various departments within the college. Students showcased their debating skills and presented their arguments on whether it is practical to regulate the rapid advancements in the field of Artificial Intelligence or not.
Both sides of the argument were debated passionately, with students presenting well-researched points to support their stance. Those in favor of regulating AI advancements argued that it is essential to ensure ethical development and prevent potential risks associated with uncontrolled AI growth. They highlighted concerns about job displacement, privacy invasion, and the uncertain impact AI may have on society.
On the other hand, students opposing regulation argued that regulating AI innovation would hinder progress and limit the potential benefits it offers. They emphasized the need to embrace the transformative power of AI and focus on its positive aspects, such as improved healthcare, efficient decision-making, and economic growth.
The debate competition encouraged critical thinking, research, and public speaking skills among the participants. The event provided a platform for students to express their viewpoints and engage in intellectual discussions on a topic of global significance.
Overall, the inter-departmental debate competition on regulating advances in Artificial Intelligence was a success, with students showcasing their knowledge and debating skills. The event facilitated a healthy exchange of ideas and encouraged students to think critically about the implications of AI advancements in society.