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OpenAI former executive shares why ‘human employees’ will always be needed in the age of AI

Former OpenAI executive Zack Kass highlights the importance of human qualities like courage, vision, wisdom, and empathy in securing jobs amidst the rise of AI.

| Updated on: Apr 24 2024, 17:53 IST
 OpenAI former executive shares why ‘human employees’ will always be needed in the age of AI
Zack Kass underscores the enduring value of human qualities in an AI-driven world. (AFP)

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In an era dominated by artificial intelligence (AI), employees globally are grappling with the uncertainty of job security. Zack Kass, an AI futurist and former executive at OpenAI, sheds light on four indispensable human qualities that could safeguard employment amidst this technological surge.

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The Growing Role of AI in the Workplace

AI's capabilities extend to coding, writing, and data analysis, challenging traditional job roles and raising concerns about human employability. Kass acknowledges this shift, emphasising that as AI commodities knowledge and skills, our intrinsic human qualities like courage, vision, wisdom, and empathy will become increasingly valuable, reported Business Insider.

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The Irreplaceable Human Touch

While AI can automate various tasks, it cannot replicate human attributes such as courage, vision, wisdom, and empathy. Kass firmly believes that these qualities will distinguish workers in an AI-driven landscape. In a world where efficiency is automated, the human touch remains irreplaceable.

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Embracing the Human Side

Kass underscores the significance of 'likability' in professional settings. He suggests that employers will value lawyers not merely for their speed but for their unique problem-solving abilities. Being a collaborator and someone others naturally want to work with will be crucial. In essence, embracing what makes us distinctly human can be a competitive advantage in the evolving job market.


The Business Case for Human Connection

Studies indicate that AI could serve as an equaliser in the workplace. Kass advises employees to concentrate on honing their personal strengths. Research also suggests that a cohesive and friendly workforce can boost company profits. Employees with strong interpersonal relationships at work are more likely to remain committed, productive, and content.

As AI continues to reshape the job landscape, focusing on and cultivating our unique human qualities can be the key to job security and success. Embracing courage, vision, wisdom, and empathy not only preserves our place in the workforce but also enhances our overall professional value.

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First Published Date: 24 Apr, 17:52 IST