Here is our next AI challenge, as our jobs undergo gradual transformation. How will we as knowledge workers in informatics accommodate the growing sophistication of narrow AI assistants? Scheduling appointments, helping with spelling and grammar, now writing fluid manuscripts based on the library we point them to?
Teachers are starting to change “take home” assignments to in-class writing with no internet connection, to ensure students don’t outsource their thinking/writing to an AI chatbot.
What will we do? Can an AI replace us in writing the “one-pager” that summarizes thinking and succinctly and convincingly makes the case for change? Is Machiavelli vulnerable to being toppled? Do we no longer have need for governance and leadership if we can outsource thinking and fluency to an AI? Will my AI go up against your AI in the battle for mindshare?
CMIO’s take? Yet again, time to re-imagine our jobs with the tools we have at hand.