AI Affecting 40% Of All Jobs – Start AI'ing Your Life Before It's Too Late.
It's not just a hype anymore; unless you're a dancer.
I’m trying to convince my girlfriend to come with me to Davos to listen to Sam Altman and Marc Benioff talk about AI. But she believes that the World Economic Form is a bunch of rich dudes doing, well, nothing (Somehow, It’s getting more difficult to argue with this.)
The IMF said on Sunday that 40% of all jobs would be affected by AI (PS. If you’re a dancer, you’re safe. For now…)
Your industry will be affected by AI. So, for those who are still saying, “AI can’t replace what I do,” get ready for a surprise. But don’t worry, you’ll get over it.
Stage 1 — Accept
Change is not easy. But in this case, it’s kind of necessary. It’s happening whether you accept it or not. So you have two choices:
Get on board with it.
Reject it for a few years.
The latter will still lead to the inevitable. But the time consumed doing so won’t get refunded.
If you’re not sure that this is where the world is heading, here are a few recent facts:
It’s happening. Let’s all take a deep breath and get on board with it.
Stage 2 — Learn
Now, let’s say you woke up and found yourself in a world controlled by machines. What will you need to do? Probably get a job? I mean, that is if the machines want you to work.
In order to get a job, you can’t really work as an accountant anymore. They have this covered. But they know that you worked as an accountant for fifteen years. So what will they do? Assign you a new job, “Review Accountant.”
Humans are not perfect.
Machines are made by humans.
Machines are not perfect.
Machine error, while not as large as human error, exists as well. Your job is to enhance this machine and decrease its accounting errors.
Easy, right? I just skipped the part where you need to learn new things. You need to learn how these machines operate in order to review them.
You don’t necessarily have to learn how to code AI platforms. But you need to learn how to deal with them.
You don’t need to code your own chatbot. You can learn and experiment with different prompts on bots like Claude and ChatGPT.
In other words, you need to start learning.
But let’s be honest: if you’re reading this email, you won’t sign up for an AI-prompts course immediately. But you can read a book to learn about how AI could affect the world. Here’s my recommendation.
What I’m doing about it.
I’m a business writer. When I saw the GPT hype, a small part of me freaked out. This thing wrote business plans that took me a month in 1 minute. The quality was not that good. But they’ll enhance it in time.
It felt easy to freak out. But I’ve always been fascinated with electronics and tech. So, my fascination took over, and I started experimenting with different prompts.
After almost a year of usage, I decided to invest quite a good amount of my income in an AI platform that does what I do for a living. I decided that I needed to transform my expertise into machine form to be able to cope with what was coming.
But that wasn’t enough. There is a gap between AI and humans that is not fulfilled.
Not everyone in the market is an AI expert.
But also, not everyone is AI-ignorant.
So, I’m focusing my “AI platform” on helping others transform their expertise into AI. In other words, I’m creating a channel for this transition.
But that’s me. I have this zest for entrepreneurship, so I have to do this. You don’t necessarily have to launch your own platform. But you could learn and explore the tens of AI platforms that already exist.
Most importantly, the more you do at this stage, the more time you spare in the future. So invest your time and get started.
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