Your Human Advantage over AI

Artificial Intelligence is all the rage right now.

New services like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard are leaving us stunned by their intelligent ability to generate everything from business plans to poetry.

Beyond that, tools like Midjourney, which can generate images on demand, according to any style you want, are making us question the future of human artists and designers.

I’ve spoken to many people who are very afraid about what the future holds. From doctors to lawyers, from software developers to marketers, everyone is concerned that AI might take away their jobs and livelihoods.

I think that this could be the most important blog I’ve written yet, because in this article I want to give you a message of hope in this age of uncertainty.

As humans, we CAN survive the AI revolution, but we must not be complacent. We must learn to adapt, and I’ll explain how we can do that.

 

Recent Developments in AI

The AI industry has been hotting up for some years now, and ChatGPT did a lot to bring the developments in AI to the forefront of mainstream awareness.

Almost everyone I know has now tried this tool, and I can’t think of even one person that hasn’t been awe-struck by it.

Following the revelation of ChatGPT, I did a deep dive down the AI rabbit-hole and discovered other, equally impressive tools.

I used Midjourney to generate stylised cartoons of my friends, and I used Elicit to help me with detailed research.

And of course, there are many more tools that I haven’t yet had the chance to try. The AI industry is positively bubbling with innovation.

This recent wave of innovative AI products is just the beginning. This market is going to get more and more traction and activity, and I’m sure that our minds will be blown even further by the tools that are invented in the future.

With such speed of change, it’s no wonder that many people are feeling fearful about what the future holds for them.

 

Recent Fears in AI

In times of monumental change, the prevalence of fear is quite understandable. Fear is after all the rational response to high levels of uncertainty.

A lot has already been written about the concerns of bias in Artificial Intelligence, and of course, there are plenty of worries about AI causing mass unemployment due to its potential to replace humans in many tasks.

Many people, even some working inside the AI industry itself, have expressed concern about the possibility of AI completely taking over the world and turning it into a sci-fi dystopia!

While it’s important to take on board these concerns, many of which are well-founded, it’s important to not get too carried away.

It’s important to maintain awareness that we as humans are still extremely relevant, and there are many things that only we can do because of our unique human nature.

 

The Human Advantage over AI

While it is true that AI is extremely capable and is becoming even more so over time, there are certain functions and tasks that it is simply not capable of doing.

In ‘The Myth of Artificial Intelligence: Why Computers Can’t Think the Way We Do’, computer scientist and entrepreneur Erik J. Larson explains how AI is not able to perform what he calls ‘abductive thinking’.

What this essentially means is that AI is not capable of truly original creativity, because it cannot create new things that do not already exist within its current algorithmic framework.

Yes, of course, ChatGPT can create original poetry and Midjourney can create brand new pictures that have never been seen before. So if you raise these arguments, it might seem right to challenge Larson.

However, all of the creativity in AI, whether it is ChatGPT’s poetry or Midjourney’s art, is still based on the existing datasets that these tools have access to. They have learned their skills from an existing body of knowledge.

What that means is, in order to create something that is genuinely new, which has never been encountered before in any other form, you need human ingenuity. No amount of Machine Learning is enough to be able to achieve this kind of deep innovation.

This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the advantages that we humans have over AI. In future articles I will be covering more.

But what steps can you take right now to be prepared for the future that AI is bringing us? There is an answer to that!

 

Understanding How You Think is Key

There’s no denying that for certain tasks, AI is going to be better than humans.

That’s where the adaptation comes in. We must understand what AI is good at and what we are good at, so that we can shift our practice and skills towards the latter, in order to ensure that we have the particular skill set that can last the storm and be in constant demand.

The first step to achieving this is actually not to look at AI, but to look at yourself!

Once you understand how you think as an individual, you can then make the adjustments you need so that you can stay relevant in this new world.

Thinking, whether artificial or human, can actually be broken down into its individual components. This is what Effective Intelligence does, and it does it incredibly well.

The Rhodes’ Thinking-Intentions Profile, backed by 47 years of research and knowledge, as well as successful application in real businesses, provides you with a way to understand how you think as an individual.

Once you have a good understanding of your thinking profile, you can start to think consciously, and that is the key to adapting your brain so that it can compete successfully with AI.

This is your tool for safeguarding your human edge and surviving the AI apocalypse, and the best part is, it’s free!

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