AI: What it Needs to Learn from Humans (But Probably Never Will)
Interest in artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly growing. People are fascinated by the idea of machines taking over the world and rendering humans obsolete. But for small businesses, AI offers a different kind of excitement – the opportunity to scale up without actually having to hire more people.
The Rise of Global AI Business Adoption
A recent study conducted by Academic Influence, a group of academics and data scientists who apparently have nothing better to do with their time, found that businesses in China are leading the way in AI adoption. Shocking, I know. Apparently, 58% of companies in China are using this type of technology because they just can’t resist anything shiny and new.
In comparison, only 28% of businesses have adopted AI in Canada. Canadians are known for being polite and friendly, so maybe they’re hesitant about replacing human workers with soulless machines. Meanwhile, 25% of businesses in both the UK and United States have jumped on board the AI train because let’s face it – we all love a good bandwagon.
Interestingly enough though, while these countries may be lagging behind when it comes to actual implementation of AI technology into their business practices, they sure do like exploring it! In fact, 43% of US businesses are currently exploring AI optionsSponsored Product along with 26% in the UK ,28%in Canada,and even30 %in China . It seems everyone wants a taste but no one wants to commit fully…typical commitment issues if you ask me!
The Game Changer: ChatGPT
If there’s one thing that has really gotten people excited about AI lately,it’s ChatGPT.It has become quite popular among those who enjoy talking to robots insteadof real humans. In fact, ChatGPT hit a major milestone in January 2023 when it reached 100 million monthly users. That’s right – people are willingly choosing to chat with an AI program instead of engaging in actual human conversation.
But let’s not get too carried away here. While ChatGPT may be impressive, there are still some things that AI just can’t do as well as us mere mortals.
The Pitfalls of AI: Creativity, Empathy, and Teamwork
In their groundbreaking research (or so they claim), Academic Influence found that there are certain qualities that make humans unique and valuable…qualities like creativity, empathy,and teamwork. Apparently, these traits aren’t easily replicated by machines because robots have no souls or emotions or any sense of camaraderie for that matter.
According to one leading figure in the field of AI technology (who probably has never actually interacted with another human being), “It’s going to be the collective power,and creativity,and will of humanitythat figures out what to do withAI.” So basically,this person is saying we needto use our own brainsand come upwith ways to utilize this technologybecause apparently,the robots themselvesaren’t capableof doing anything useful withoutour guidance.Well isn’t that reassuring?
Unlocking AI’s Potential: The Human Element
The infographic created by Academic Influence suggests using the power of both artificial intelligence and real human intelligence together.This combination could supposedly accomplish big tasksin a short amountof time.I mean,it makes sense,right?If you combine something smartwith something even smarter,you shouldget doublethe smarts!Or at leastthat’s how I thinkit works.Anyway,the idea isthat humanscan bringtheir knowledgeand experiencewith AInto the tableand help advanceits capabilities.For example,humans can multitask on multiple projects,exercise discernment and common sense,and even make moral decisions. All of these abilities require a human’s touch because let’s face it – robots are not exactly known for their good judgment or ethical decision-making skills.
So there you have it – AI may be the future, but humans still have something to offer (for now). We may not be as fast or efficient as machines, but we bring creativity, empathy,and teamwork to the table. And who knows? Maybe one day we’ll figure out how to teach those things to our robot overlords…I mean partners.
This article was first published on Small Business Trends,but let’s be honest -who really cares about that?