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Artificial intelligence (AI) is dominating today’s news cycles. What companies are using AI? What is this person or that person saying about the future of AI? What snafu did AI do lately? Don’t get me wrong. These articles can be helpful in understanding AI and its capabilities.
But the other thing that can be helpful is actually working with it.
One of my goals for this year is to take my own advice and create a little “lab” when it comes to artificial intelligence. A few weeks ago, I mentioned in / out lists in an HR Bartender article. So, I decided to ask ChatGPT what would be in / out in the year to come. I received two lists: one for pop culture and the other for business. I thought it would be fun to share some of the list here and we can see later toward the end of the year how good the predictions were.
Let’s start with the pop culture list. Here are five things that will be “in” for 2024.
- Inclusive fashion
- Dystopian and science fiction themes
- Retro gaming
- True crime podcasts
- Superhero franchises
And on the “out” list for 2024 will be …
- Sneaker culture
- Fast fashion
- Print magazines, especially celebrity gossip ones
- Reboots and remakes
- Reality TV
I must admit that at first glance some of these appear to be spot on like the predictions about fashion and podcasting / print magazines. Not sure about superheroes and reboots, so that will be interesting to watch.
On the business side, here’s what AI predicts to be “in” for 2024. Please note: I’m not including artificial intelligence on the “in” list even though ChatGPT said it would be “in”.
- Remote learning and upskilling
- Health and wellness
- Cybersecurity investments
And here’s what will be “out” …
- Legacy software
- Organizational hierarchies and silos
- Overemphasis on short-term profits
- Ignoring social media
- Long commutes
Like the pop culture lists, there are some predictions that I can definitely see happening like cybersecurity and wellness. But I’m not so sure about the overemphasis on short-term profits or ignoring social media.
The reason for today’s post is two-fold. First, I thought the lists were kinda interesting and wanted to share. It will be fun to watch which – if any – of these predictions take hold and to what extent. And second, it’s to encourage people to find ways to use artificial intelligence. Start out with fun stuff and then move to something more.
There will come a time when the organization will be faced with making technology decisions that include artificial intelligence. The organization will be able to ask good questions and ultimately make good decisions. Creating your own little “lab” experiments can help you prepare.
Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby after speaking at the SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV58