Outshining and staying ahead of AI is a necessity, not an option.
The world of AI came like a thief in the night, taking the world by storm and expanding its tentacles to different sectors like health, finance, sales, and manufacturing.
AI is not yet done with its growth and expansion with more groundbreaking developments to spring forth in the coming years, with expected growth in data science, machine learning, e-commerce, and agriculture.
Just like the birth of a newborn changes the trajectory in the life of a couple, AI has changed the trajectory of our lives, taking away the old and paving the way for the new, changing the status quo, and improving our work and personal experiences.
Helping us to challenge ourselves towards continuous career growth to keep up with the ever-moving train irrespective of personal biases and fears.
As a couple makes new plans to accommodate the newborn, we must do the same to incorporate the use of AI in our daily activities. The key is not only in using AI but to outshine it in our jobs and career growth, leaving no stone unturned.
This article aims to equip you with practical steps that can help you to outshine AI in any field you find yourself in while achieving superb career and personal growth at the same time.
Steps to Outshine AI in Every Field
What better way to outshine AI than by using what it doesn’t have – a human brain? Like a boxer in the ring, you can sucker punch AI by using your brain to birth forth new ideas for growth in your workplace.
Not forgetting that AI doesn’t have the luxury of considering human feelings and other similar factors in its usage. Use your imagination to create groundbreaking innovations that will improve the growth of any organisation.
Enhance Your Digital Skills
Another step you can take to outshine AI is to enhance your digital skills. Especially if your job still requires you to perform a majority of your tasks in an analogue manner. This can include getting familiar with using different mobile devices, finding information on the internet and drafting documents.
Doing this is like laying a foundation for getting conversant with AI and tackling more complex tasks.
Having soft skills is another key determining factor between man and AI. An AI system won’t be able to read Mark’s countenance and notice that he can’t wait for that meeting to be over or see that Jane’s pregnancy has reduced the number of hours she puts in at work.
Building soft skills like emotional intelligence, problem-solving skills, communication, leadership and empathy is a great step in the right direction to outshining AI.
Keep Abreast of the Most Recent Developments
To be ahead of AI, you must stay updated with the latest developments and trends in your industry. This can be achieved through joining relevant groups on different social media platforms like LinkedIn and having a continuous hunger for new knowledge and opportunities to stay ahead of the game.
Embrace Continuous Learning
Albert Einstein once said, “Once you stop learning, you start dying”. Keeping abreast of the latest developments in your industry is not enough, you must make a conscious effort to learn these skills and apply them in your workplace.
Your ability to be flexible and adapt to change at a fast rate will come in handy if you want to outperform AI. Not forgetting that AI’s are built to perform specific tasks in industries but as humans, we can gain numerous skills in any sector of our choice.
Taking advantage of this unique quality is a must.
Focus on Performing Complex Tasks
The more complex a task is, the more difficult it is for AI programs to carry it out exceptionally. Hence the reason why ChatGPT can’t give you pictures or video output of a request.
It is paramount to develop your skills in managing complex tasks that need you to multitask while making use of different skills at the same time.
You must not be at loggerheads with AI to outshine it. In your family, some individuals are better at cooking meals than keeping the house tidy. Collaborate with AI on tasks that it can effortlessly produce great results while taking full charge of those that it can’t.
Like two brothers in a household grappling for a piece of a meal, navigating our careers with the existence of AI will be the same if we don’t get creative, embrace continuous learning, build soft skills and be flexible in our approach.
Researched by Adejoke Toye