CTRL + ALT + AI: A GEN Z'S GUIDE TO THE AI REVOLUTION
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In a week where both Mr. Beast and Tom Hanks alerted fans about deep fake scams generated by AI, AI personal tech made its debut down the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week, and recently, Meta announced its new AI-powered smart glasses and chatbots, it’s a fitting moment to dive deeper into this fast-moving new revolution- the AI Revolution.
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In fact, for Gen Zs their entire lives have taken place inside the digital revolution. This is the only reality they’ve known. So what, exactly, does Gen Z make of generative AI as it stands right now, and with 2 in 3 believing generative AI will still be relevant in 6 months - where do they see it going? In our latest Cassandra Conversation video report, CTRL + ALT + AI: A Gen Z's Guide to the AI Revolution, available exclusively to members, we hear directly from Gen Z and explore their unique perspective on all things AI. Read on as we offer a sneak peek of the report by spotlighting three AI innovations that have already caught their attention.
Back in May, Cassandra reported on the rise of AI-assisted homework helpers, and it would seem that since then, another one has entered the market, causing quite a stir. Mindgrasp, employed by over 40 universities and K-12 institutions across the nation, serves as an AI learning assistant capable of crafting precise notes and answering questions from a diverse range of sources. These encompass documents, PDFs, YouTube videos, Zoom meetings, webinar recordings, podcasts, and more. Beyond these features, Mindgrasp is highly customizable, catering to a broad spectrum of tasks. For instance, users can upload a music file and request the AI assistant to provide an explanation of the lyrics or input an email or discussion post, prompting the AI to generate a response.
— Armand, 22, NV (Cassandra Collective)
Gen Z isn't just embracing AI-driven technology; they're driving innovation in the field. Rohan Kalahasty, 18, and Sai Mattapalli, 17, both hailing from Virginia, epitomize this trend. Instead of worrying about college applications or their senior year football season, they've devoted their efforts to democratizing healthcare through artificial intelligence (AI) and connected devices. Their brainchild, Vytal.ai, launched last year and now boasts a valuation of $12.5M. The platform leads users through a series of eye movements, employing algorithms to swiftly assess brain health and screen for conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's in just 30 seconds. The collected data is shared with medical professionals to facilitate diagnosis and treatment. Currently in beta testing, they plan to bring the app to the market soon.
— Diana, 23, MX (Cassandra Collective)
Lately, social media has been flooded with photos that seem straight out of a 1990s high school yearbook. Surprisingly, these aren't actual yearbook pictures but AI-generated images crafted using the EPIK app. They showcase people sporting '90s hairstyles, clothing, and that classic blue-grey yearbook background. The new nostalgia trend has exploded on TikTok, with videos under #aiyearbooktrend and #aiyearbook amassing over 330M views collectively. Even celebrities like Keke Palmer have joined in. Yet, critics have raised concerns about potential privacy issues, suggesting these images might be exploited for collecting user data.
Due to the evolving nature of AI, we’ll be staying close to Gen Z on this topic and will issue updated Cassandra Conversation reports as needed.