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Caden Desoto
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This is Caden Desoto. He is a bright man with a bright future ahead of him. When he enters the room, you can feel his good vibes radiating off of him. He is a Junior at 16 years old, ready to take on the...

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Aaron Esquer
Lifestyle Reporter

New to the high school environment, Aaron Esquer’s first year here at Agua Fria is quite an experience and a huge change for this freshman. From being online in middle school to now finally learning...

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A.I. Future or Foe?

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Romain Vignes
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In today’s society, there is no one too far out of reach from A.I.’s grip. And college students are no different. 

AI, or artificial Intelligence, is one of the newest and most intriguing technological advances of the twenty-first century. A.I. is a technology that uses generative computers and software to mimic the problem-solving and decision-making of the human mind. AI is currently a 43-million-dollar enterprise. And more than 25% of American start-up companies and investments have gone to A.I. companies. Not only has AI enticed multiple technological companies and many of the world’s richest to invest in AI, but its investments and growth have also enticed college students. 

While it may be impossible to track the age and number of investors, many college students have come forward about investing and not wanting to wait until a degree to become successful. In various interviews for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other prestigious news sources, they say that the main worry is that their degree will not be useful by the time they graduate. A.I. is slowly taking over, and this includes many jobs being taken over as well. As expected many worry about their jobs still being performed by workers themselves rather than technology. As students are still getting their degrees, they worry about the amount of time it will take A.I. to take over and the amount of time it takes to get their degrees. Another concern over A.I., and a reason to invest in A.I. is the price of a degree over the price of investing in A.I. Many wonder whether the investments made in A.I. will better support them and their future or whether it could hinder their learning and money. Multiple studies have found that the revenue for A.I. investors and practitioners can reach up to $576K and can easily range between 328K and 551K. A.I. has generated a wealthy amount of income for those who work in the technology field, but also for those investing. And many have decided to follow the money. But which is best for their future? Many debate that following the money is going to guarantee their future more than getting a degree will. The practical skills of learning how to invest will set them up better, and allow them to branch out into different careers. Whereas the following argument is that if an investment fails and an alternative job needs to be found, they will need that degree to help them. 

Both sides add to the question, is getting a degree worth it? Is investing in upcoming technology, like AI, worth it? Only time will tell if A.I., and investing, is a friend or foe.

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About the Contributor
Caroline Martin
Caroline Martin, News Reporter
Driven, intelligent, passionate, and artistic are only a few words to describe Caroline Martin, a senior at Agua Fria High School and a News Reporter as part of the Owl Newsfeed Staff. Caroline is  17 years old, born November 15th, 2005. She has been attending Agua Fria all four years. Her favorite memories made at Agua Fria have been from being around teachers and peers as well as having a great homecoming week. Caroline has a lot of gratitude for Mr.Martin because he was her AP World  History  Teacher sophomore year. She is close with him, and the table group she was placed with. Caroline was able to confide in  Mr.Martin considering he is also her badminton coach. Caroline mentioned overall he has improved her high school experience. Speaking of Badminton; Caroline is in the first year on the exhibition team. She exclaimed that so far her favorite thing about being on the team is seeing her friend's excitement and how well they are doing. Caroline mentioned how proud she is of them. Before joining badminton,  Martin contributed heavily to the theater program at Agua Fria from freshman through Junior year. Caroline has been in multiple plays. Freshman year she played in  “Please Excuse My Zombies ” as the main character Casandra Casandra  Sophomore year she played “Little Shop of Horrors” as Miss Mushnik. Most recently she played  in “Almost Maine”  Junior year as the character Glory.  Last year she was going to play  Sandy from “Greece”  but this was canceled a week before opening night. One difficult thing about theater Caroline mentioned was that there is a great deal to remember. Various different roles play a part. A lot of behind-the-scenes things go into theater and that can cause some reluctance in students that did not entirely know what they were signing up for. Caroline ended up having to choose between badminton and theater regarding which one she wanted to pursue in her final year of high school. She mentioned that the difficulty in choosing was rather mild. In the process of figuring out who she is, the decision was made. She figured trying out a new sport would help with that. Her friends involvement also played a part in her decision, as they encouraged her to join. Though Caroline has been going to Agua Fria all four years she hasn't always lived here in Arizona. She was born here, moved to  New Mexico, then came back to Arizona. After that, she moved to Mississippi, Tennessee then finally back to Arizona. Caroline explained the reason she moved around so much was because her parents married rather young. They traveled a lot due to college and then job-oriented travel. Mostly moving around supporting the families' education, that includes Caroline and her younger brothers. Caroline has great memories of Mississippi when she was an only child, specifically memories of Christmas.  Martin's academic goal for herself is to remain well-prepared and do all that she can. Both of her parents have been employed in the education field, so education is very valuable in her family culture. When she was much younger her passions differed a little from what she likes now. Caroline loved princesses and when she was younger she had a cousin so she participated in (what?) that but didn't excel. So she ended up branching out and trying new things. What Martin wants to do fluctuates depending on what she is learning at the time or what intrigues her. Right now she'd like to know more, she says “before she settles down”. When questioned about how Caroline handles stress she mentioned that she tries to vent whether it's out loud, to herself. She also paints when she is tense. Her family handles stress differently. She exclaimed that they each have diverse personalities, they all have different creative outlets to deal with things, and they all find a way to regroup thoughts and emotions to limit stress. When asked what advice she has for underclassmen as a senior Caroline passionately responded “High school is only as scary as you make it.. those moments and activities, those are gonna be the highlights if you make them”.Martin is excited about graduation she says “The older you get the more ready you feel..but it also feels so short at the same time” There are some peers here at Agua Fria she's had classes with since middle school. Caroline is such an exceptional and well-rounded part of our Agua Fria Owl Newsfeed staff and our school community.

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