AI has had a lot of hate recently, but honestly... I think it does have a space to play, it'll never replace "human to human interaction" - but I think it can make things just that little bit easier for many of us!
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There's been a rise of AI tools, such as Jasper thatJonathan Stewart:
can write entire articles for blog posts and do quite a lot of things.Jonathan Stewart:
Now I use AI tools in my work, and I've seen quite a lot ofJonathan Stewart:
hate on how these tools are used.Jonathan Stewart:
Usually with a little bit of virtue signaling to boot.Jonathan Stewart:
Now without a doubt, human to human communication will always beat AI.Jonathan Stewart:
That isn't really a question.Jonathan Stewart:
No matter where we go in the next 10 years or so, or how good it becomes, itJonathan Stewart:
doesn't have the context or enough of the context that we as human beings do.Jonathan Stewart:
But that doesn't mean we can't use the tools at our disposal.Jonathan Stewart:
The tools are never the problem.Jonathan Stewart:
It's the person using them and how you use them!Jonathan Stewart:
The way that I use them is to write conclusions and intros to my workJonathan Stewart:
because in case it's not obvious.Jonathan Stewart:
I'm a little bit verbose and getting me started on conversations.Jonathan Stewart:
I just struggled to finish.Jonathan Stewart:
I'm also someone who has ideas that spawn from other stuff.Jonathan Stewart:
I write, for example, this episode spun out from something I spoke aboutJonathan Stewart:
in an entirely other podcasts where I spoke about automation, but I digress.Jonathan Stewart:
I will probably return to automation in another episode.Jonathan Stewart:
One of my personal traits means there are two parts of any task thatJonathan Stewart:
I honestly really struggle with.Jonathan Stewart:
One starting something and two finishing something.Jonathan Stewart:
Because of the ideas that spawn off another, I can't really see theJonathan Stewart:
boundaries where something finishes and where something new starts.Jonathan Stewart:
It means that my content can get long rambly.Jonathan Stewart:
And I often end up repeating myself.Jonathan Stewart:
Now, when I'm having conversations with people, I have some feedback back andJonathan Stewart:
forth, and I can see that and use that.Jonathan Stewart:
But when it comes to creating content that is published withoutJonathan Stewart:
the actual one-to-one communication.Jonathan Stewart:
Creating short summaries or respecting the time of you lovely humans.Jonathan Stewart:
I need a way to have a nice tidy beginning and end.Jonathan Stewart:
It doesn't require another person on the other side.Jonathan Stewart:
To help with this I use AI.Jonathan Stewart:
I generate a conclusion once I've written the vast majority of what I want toJonathan Stewart:
say but I don't just use it verbatim.Jonathan Stewart:
I often use it as a prompt as a way to help me write aJonathan Stewart:
conclusion that sounds like me.Jonathan Stewart:
I do the same with introductions or catchy titles, because, so helpJonathan Stewart:
me creating catchy titles drives this context, driven human crazy.Jonathan Stewart:
Chances are, if you ever got caught by a random post of mind, due to,Jonathan Stewart:
a catchy title it's often because I based it on some AI generated title.Jonathan Stewart:
It's not perfect and it needs a tweak, but it's a start.Jonathan Stewart:
And often I can edit it to make it sound more like me.Jonathan Stewart:
I just need somewhere to begin.Jonathan Stewart:
AI's can't really replace humans but what it can do is support youJonathan Stewart:
to do the work you love while making things just a little bit easier.Jonathan Stewart:
We all bombarded by hundreds of things we are expected to do.Jonathan Stewart:
Each day and yet it feels like sometimes we're not able to do stuff that can helpJonathan Stewart:
us because of the opinions of others.Jonathan Stewart:
But sometimes it's about understanding what you want to do and are tryingJonathan Stewart:
to achieve, instead of starting from the opinion of others.Jonathan Stewart:
Start from you.Jonathan Stewart:
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