The rapid development of AI is likely to lead to a number of things. One side of that will be the glut of content that we’ll need to deal with. With AI, people and companies are going to be churning out more content (whether they need to or not), and that’s mostly going to be a bad thing.
“If our cognitive skills are what separate us from animals, our character skills are what elevate us above machines. Computers and robots can now build cars, fly planes, fight wars, manage money, represent defendants in court, diagnose cancer, and perform cardiac surgery. As more and more cognitive skills get automated, we’re in the midst of a character revolution. With technological advances placing a premium on interactions and relationships, the skills that make us human are increasingly important to master.”
Robots can’t yet to everything on his list, but they can do some of it and the rest is coming faster than we think.
While Grant’s comment is mostly related to character, he also mentions the “technological advances placing a premium on interactions and relationships“. As time goes on, and more of our basic cognitive skills can be handled by computers, the benefit of solid character will only increase.
Your best bet in this changing landscape is to do what Grant suggests and work to master those “skills that make us human” and be a better colleague to other people. Let AI take care of the easy stuff, so we can focus on being the best humans that we can be.