The Truth About AI Tools and the Role of Humans

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been the subject of numerous debates. Some argue that it will replace human labour and creativity. But others argue that it is just a tool that can enhance our creativity and productivity. One thing is certain: AI tools will not eliminate the need for expert workers or kill creativity. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, one of the tech companies leading the way with AI technology, believes that humans will remain relevant. According to him, a human prompts the AI, and the AI generates a draft. Now, an expert must edit that draft into a final product.

In practise, AI tools can be quite helpful in solving the “blank page syndrome”. Simply enter a general idea or topic into the system, and the AI tool will generate a draft for you. This draft, however, is only a starting point. Human intervention is still required to edit and perfect it. Therefore, if you lack the knowledge and experience needed to edit the AI’s output, your work will be mediocre. Editing anything requires knowledge, understanding, and ample experience. These three things give you the necessary perspective to generate and edit drafts with AI.

The more things change, the more they are the same. Ecclesiastes 1:9 says, “there is no new thing under the sun.” The more the outward appearance of things appear to change, the real essence of the things stay the same. It is important to note that AI tools are not magical tools that will do everything for you. They still require expert oversight. While they can help generate drafts quickly, they cannot replace the creative vision and critical thinking of humans. Creativity cannot be replaced by AI tools. A visionary leader must still decide what must be done in the first place. Then experts will prompt and edit output from an AI tool.

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