Are These Our New Robot Overlords?
For most of us, it’s still just a fascinating party trick. I’ve often found myself having conversations just like this:
“Let me show you how cool this is. Give me an image prompt!”
“Umm… Anime Hippos in Tutus”
“Ok! – Voila!”
But it won’t stay a party trick. I’m already using these tools to predict and fill text in my LinkedIn conversations, generate website ideas for valuablechange.com, create striking phone backgrounds, new colouring-in pages for my kids, and produce newsletter images for this thing you’re currently reading!
If nothing else, here’s a key indication that there’s a shift on its way:
A few days ago a friend mentioned that his 13 yr old son has started using these tools to supplement and accelerate his homework (an interesting new challenge for schools to adapt to). That same day, someone else I know who’s in their late-70s complained that ‘this new tech would lead to the degradation in personal talent’. …Reminds me an awful lot of the complaints I heard growing up about calculators and mathematics.
Cutting Through The Fluff
When AI can write a change management strategy for you in just a few seconds – words will very quickly become commoditised. (To prove this, I asked it to write one for me – it took less than a minute. It’s awfully generic, but so are over 70% of the ones I’ve seen at my client sites…)
Will this be a great equaliser across these types of specialist roles? Perhaps.
Will it kill our reliance on ‘best practices’? – we can only hope.
But there’s one things for certain: Generic isn’t going to cut it anymore.
So here’s your ponder point for the week:
What would your processes look like if you abandoned generic and focused only on the paths and solutions that were truly unique?
…At least, it seems my role as a change leadership advisor & consultant is safe (…for now).