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AI & Google making young people seem 'super smart'- Hon Fraser

- Gives lengthy speech on forgetfulness & AI to senior citizens
May 1, 2024, marked the 35th year that the Senior Citizen’s Month annual celebration, under the theme "Powered by Connections." The Senior Legislator thanked seniors for their contributions to the VI in shaping society over the past decade. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Seniors attending the Senior Citizens’ Month Opening Declaration Service, Yesterday, May 1, 2024, were left perplexed after a lengthy speech from Senior Legislator, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) on forgetfulness and Artificial Intelligence. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Seniors attending the Senior Citizens’ Month Opening Declaration Service, Yesterday, May 1, 2024, were left perplexed after a lengthy speech from Senior Legislator, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) on forgetfulness and Artificial Intelligence. Photo: GIS/Facebook
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI– Seniors attending the Senior Citizens’ Month Opening Declaration Service, yesterday, May 1, 2024, were made to endure a lengthy speech on forgetfulness and Artificial Intelligence (AI) from senior legislator Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3).

Senior Citizens’ Month marked its 35th Anniversary Celebration Opening and Declaration Service at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church on Tortola.

Delivering a speech, Hon Fraser said, “I actually recall how delicate addressing children is, because they have a short attention span and seem to not be interested, so I wonder what it would be like speaking to seniors after all, you’ve heard everything at least once before.

“And I thought people who probably heard everything at least once, anything I say would be boring,” he added.

Hon Fraser then went on to speak about Anosognosia, a neurological condition in which the patient is unaware of their neurological deficit or psychiatric condition, associated with forgetfulness.

He said the most common causes are forgetting names, along with forgetting reasons for entering a room. The long-serving legislator then asked this senior audience whether they had experienced the same, and encouraged them to get tested for the condition and pay attention to their health.

'Even stupid people' have smartphones- Hon Fraser

Hon Fraser also cautioned seniors to not be too impressed with youths since they are walking around with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and using Google to seem smart.

"Everybody has a smartphone, even stupid people. And they [are] in the middle of a conversation with you and they busy looking at the phone, what [do] you think they [are] doing? They googling whatever you say, and they come across as being super smart.

"So you senior folks, us, me myself, don’t be too impressed by the younger ones, they walking around with AI,” Honourable Fraser stated.

The senior legislator thanked seniors for their contributions to shaping the VI society over the past decade.

This year's Senior Citizen’s Month is being celebrated under the theme 'Powered by Connections'.

14 Responses to “AI & Google making young people seem 'super smart'- Hon Fraser”

  • Loo (02/05/2024, 15:22) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply


  • Maria Louisa Varlack (02/05/2024, 15:58) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    yes honorable fraser. today people all over the world are using their cell phones to commit cyber terrorism, cyber bulling. every where you go in this world any body can use a cell phone and a computer to commit all kinds of acts of terrorism. you people living over there in the territory of the british virgin islands need to be fullly aware of what is taking place and be on guard. people have malicious intent to harm and to hurt and to endanger other people innocent life.
  • Lord (02/05/2024, 16:50) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    When is this Moron going to retire... And get a new hair cut too! you arrogant, ignorant, obnoxious old man.. you really are not as educated as you believe yourself to be.
  • asking for a friend (02/05/2024, 17:22) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who will replace him Aaron or the esteem?
  • herbs power (02/05/2024, 18:34) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Fraser you need to pave SCB roads. They are terrible.
  • HAHA (02/05/2024, 18:43) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Smarter than you.
  • HRD (02/05/2024, 22:23) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    lol. He definitely right. All ah dem managers in HRD. Especially SHH.
  • Native Tongue (02/05/2024, 22:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Man find an issue to talk chit about. Young people
    so rude
    they are stupid... well some of them
  • @ BLACK HITLER (02/05/2024, 22:46) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    well Skelie has said it , and you are showing signs of ( anosognosia ) as you call it / He said the COI is causing RETARDATION , we thought you were still chasing it , but may you forget or loosing it , the esteemed one SAID he is gonna blast your arz outa D
    3RD , doing the moonwalk and while danc to the song * CAN'T TOUCH DIS ????
  • Is that so? (03/05/2024, 07:16) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Online access does not make anyone smart. The ability to critically evaluate information does. But critical thinking is not something learned off a device.
  • lol (03/05/2024, 07:17) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    then he will turn around and hire a consultant for over a 100k that will use the same google or AI to advise him lol
  • Professor oak (03/05/2024, 10:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Um Fraser A.I can be used to literally do all your work for you without you learning or understanding it. So, their result may seem smart because of the A.I but nothing in dem head.

    ngl tho i wished had A.I for my math's class

    so depends on how you using it tbh.
  • natural intelligence (03/05/2024, 16:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    AI and Google are super stupid. made to get in the way of real intelligence. Its like having a moron blocking traffic.
    The founder of Google also resides in the BVI thanks to Sir loin Richard.

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