AI and Productiveness cartoon – Marketoonist

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“Perhaps AI will enable you to work. However extra probably, you’ll be working for AI.” 

Ian Bogost made this commentary a number of months in the past within the Atlantic, and it caught with me.  As organizations scramble to include AI, nobody is aware of fairly how AI will influence the way forward for work.  Will productiveness positive aspects be offset by, as Ian Bogost put it, AI’s “inevitable bureaucratization?”

Or will it map nearer to the imaginative and prescient described by Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang final week at a graduation deal with at Nationwide Taiwan College.  Huang mentioned that “2023 is an ideal 12 months to graduate” and that graduates will have the ability to “make the most of AI and do wonderful issues with an AI copilot by your aspect.” 

Huang then voiced a sentiment I’ve seen numerous instances within the months because the arrival of ChatGPT: 

“Whereas some fear that AI might take their jobs, somebody who’s skilled with AI will.”

A number of the largest open questions on AI disruption contain the organizations of the longer term, what abilities are required, and the influence of productiveness.  Not even management is resistant to the potential influence.

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma as soon as predicted that sooner or later “a robotic will probably be on the quilt of Time journal as the very best CEO.”

Final August, a Hong Kong-based gaming firm with $2.1B in annual income appointed an AI bot to be their CEO. Tang Yu, the AI bot CEO of NetDragon Websoft, works 24/7 for no wage.  Their share value is presently up 10%.  

Gimmicky PR stunt, certain, however McKinsey estimated that not less than 25% of a CEO’s time is spent on duties that AI might replicate, from reviewing monetary efficiency, to sending emails, to forecasting developments.

I feel organizations ought to query simply how greatest to method the AI-powered productiveness growth.  There might be a distinction between organizations with a development mindset versus these with a cost-cutting mindset. 

Productiveness by cost-cutting alone is usually a race to the underside.

Listed below are a number of associated cartoons I’ve drawn through the years:

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