AI has been all the rage lately – you’ve probably seen a news reporter, podcaster, or an online publication or blog talk about AI. But, of course, artificial Intelligence has been portrayed in sci-fi movies for decades, and we are only beginning to scratch the surface of the abilities of this new technology. But what is AI, and how does artificial Intelligence compare with authentic Intelligence?


What is AI?

AI, short for “Artificial Intelligence,” is a category of computer science dealing with developing intelligent “thinking” machines that perform tasks that typically require human-like thinking, reasoning, perception, and decision-making abilities. AI involves developing algorithms and computer programs to process and analyze large amounts of data, learn from patterns and past experiences, and improve performance without explicit human intervention. This type of computer learning has many applications, including natural language processing, image recognition, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and virtual assistants.

There are different types of AI, including:

  1. Reactive AI can only react to specific situations based on pre-programmed rules and not learn from past experiences.
  2. Limited Memory AI is a system that can make decisions based on past experiences. Still, their memories are limited, and they cannot reason beyond the immediate context.
  3. Theory of Mind AI understands the mental states of other entities and predicts their behavior based on that understanding.
  4. Self-Aware AI has consciousness and is aware of its own existence and the world around them.

One popular form of AI, ChatGPT, can give you summary answers to questions others have asked on the internet. While it’s fast, the accuracy and grammar leave space for improvement. However, this tool is great for learning quick shortcuts to well-known information that you don’t need to fact-check or if you need more ideas for a piece of content that you’re looking to create.

With artificial Intelligence, we seek answers from a computer by first giving them tidbits of data points for the AI intelligence to assemble. Then we can get an answer to our question based on the data points the AI pulls from the internet. Then, finally, we cross our fingers that what the AI spits out are the results we want. And while this can work for some use cases, I’ve seen this same tactic applied to the career development process and how you show up in your career.

Why Career Advice Needs to Be Personalized

There’s a multitude of professions, skill sets, and accomplishments that you’ve achieved. If you’re using AI to pool your data from your career, it will bucket you into categories that you should and shouldn’t do moving forward in your career. Here’s this job, do this. However, the complicated part of using artificial Intelligence and utilizing systems then categories is that AI doesn’t compensate for the human aspect of the world. 

We are all very much individuals, and there’s not always going to be a one size fits all approach in which we can accurately dump a large group of people into one category. We can ream general data, but until we show others the different intricacies and parts of what makes us up, lights us up, and what we’ve experienced in life, you can’t give a concise answer about your next step in your career.

Consider all the different skill sets, the period we were born into, where we were born, and how we grew up. Once we have looked at ourselves and you have looked at yourself, you can bring about a more concise answer to the question you asked. Take out all these finite details when considering the questions. You will get a generalized or flat-out wrong – answer to the question you’re asking.

AI is Here to Stay

Whether we like it or not, AI is here to stay. 

While insight scoured from the internet is a decent base to write or create images, there is still a need for a level of self-awareness and self-knowing that comes with writing or making new content. The first step of asking the question, “How can I find out what my purpose is in life?” and listening to the general answers it spits out summarizes what humans have thought of as the answer to this question. 

“Reflect on your values and beliefs, Think about what you enjoy doing the most and which activities give you a sense of fulfillment, Identify your strengths, Try new things and challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone and chat with people who inspire you and who are doing work that you admire. While all of these tips will lead you in the general direction, they lack all the details that make up the unique you and the way you are designed to function and flow and show up in the world.”

While AI can give you an advantage if you want to shortcut research on the web, it won’t give you the little details you desire to make yourself stand out in the world. Remember, AI is a culmination of the general knowledge base of the social averages in the world. Suppose you want to be more than average. In that case, you need to collect more details about the background information needed so you can receive a more poignant answer to your question.

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