In today's rapidly changing world, artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer just a concept confined to the realms of science fiction. Every day, we hear stories about advancements in the technology, from the rise of chatbots and language models to the explosion of AI-generated media flooding social platforms.

What is artificial intelligence, exactly? Let’s ask AI itself! Here’s the definition, according to ChatGPT:

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, typically computer systems. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using it), reasoning (using rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions), and self-correction. AI aims to create systems that can perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and language translation.

As ELA educators, it’s important to help students explore AI not only from a tech perspective but also through the lens of literature! Let’s take a look at five classic and contemporary stories that offer a captivating way for students to discuss ethics, humanity, and the impact of AI technology on society.

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