Stepping into the Future: Preparing Your Career for the AI Revolution in 2024 and Beyond
So, ChatGPT waltzed into our lives, officially stamping the era of Artificial Intelligence on everything. It shook up the whole knowledge work scene and birthed new productivity paths. In this piece, let’s dive into how each role can cozy up to AI to stay in the competitive game.
Picture this: A developer declared at the start of 2023, “Typing out all code might soon feel as ancient as dial-up internet.” Lo and behold, it’s happening! Developers are cozying up to GitHub Copilot, a genie AI that conjures up code suggestions as engineers type away. It’s like having a coding assistant whispering the next steps. Engineers swear by its productivity boost, but hey, you still need that good ol’ domain knowledge. Copilot’s cooking up about 40% of the code, saving a startup VP a solid 10% of their coding time. AI coding isn’t just a style; it’s the future techies can’t dodge.
But if AI’s scribbling most of the code, what takes the spotlight? Your communication skills! Yup, even if you’re a lone wolf, talking to clients, colleagues, or stakeholders is a must. Effective communication’s the secret sauce — boosting teamwork, nixing errors, and oh, hello, promotion opportunities. Especially now that AI might just out-chat you!
So, Midjourney waltzed in and proved AI’s an art maestro — better and faster than us mere mortals. Cue the next hiccup for designers! Startups are dishing out tools for logos, websites, portraits, and hey, even hairstyles.
But here’s the snag, similar to techies: communication. Remember the days when designers sketched or demoed their grand ideas? Well, now clients can whip up their own demos if they’ve got a crystal-clear picture in mind. Illustrators took the first hit on this frontier, but fear not, designers still wield the industrial know-how and killer communication skills.
For creatives to cozy up to AI, sprinkle some generative AI into the brainstorming mix. And hey, if possible, let AI handle the snooze-worthy repetitive bits, like drawing endless backgrounds.