The exponential growth of useful artificial intelligence (AI) applications has taken the world by storm. With AI applications and improvements being released daily, it’s tempting to keep pivoting startup ideas and career strategies—especially as entire industries seem to be on the verge of getting disrupted. There is a general sense of worry about what the future of work will look like when an AI demo can do in seconds what was considered solely a human creative endeavor.
Even recently, there was a general expectation that AI would disrupt the physical world first. Self-driving applications like long-haul trucking would be commonplace, with humans relegated to a mere observer role. Many assumed that humanity was still far away from the final frontier of AI disruption of creative and mental tasks such as music, painting, writing and programming.