AI’s Promise and Peril for the Next Generation

Murat Durmus (CEO @AISOMA_AG)
2 min readJun 3, 2024
AI’s Promise and Peril for the Next Generation (image generated with DALL-E)

Imagine a playground where children no longer just scrape their knees and discover the bitter taste of a dandelion stalk. Instead, they interact with tireless, unerringly patient digital companions whose curiosity is satisfied by an AI teacher who is more erudite than the Library of Alexandria and more attentive than the most loving parent. These children could grow up in a world where ignorance is a dying breed, surpassed by the ubiquitous AI that guides their learning and play.

But we shouldn’t polish this utopian apple too much. “We are our choices,” Jean-Paul Sartre might grimly observe, and if we entrust our offspring to the mechanized arms of AI, they risk becoming mere extensions of those choices.

Where is the room for happiness, for the beautiful folly of error, for the rugged character shaped by the unpredictability of life?

AI may promise to shape a generation of hyper-informed, hyper-competent humans, but it also threatens to bind their imaginations to machine learning’s algorithmic predictabilities.

We must avert this overreliance and make it abundantly clear to the next generation that AI should primarily be seen and used as an amplifier and source of inspiration. AI is constantly evolving and climbing one higher level after another, which is precisely what we should do. By striking a balance, we can ensure that AI enhances our children’s development, not hampers.

We need to evolve with technology at a human level and not increase our dependence on it; otherwise, we will one day become indistinguishable from AI.

Thanks for reading.



Murat Durmus (CEO @AISOMA_AG)

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