With the rise of machine learning tools such as ChatGPT, we’ve seen a lot of speculation regarding what that looks like for the future of human creativity in the workplace and elsewhere.
Some have gone so far to claim that machine learning and AI tools signal the death of human creativity — because if AI can produce art and books, then where is there a role for actual people?
While there are still a lot of unanswered questions, it is clear that leaders can’t expect AI to take over their own work, with all of its nuances and decision-making. Instead, finding ways to harmonize human creativity and machine learning can lead to even greater outcomes than ever before.
According to my colleagues and experts Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Dorie Clark, they write, “We believe it’s no longer useful to debate whether this tool is “smarter “or “better” than us. The tools are here, and they’re already being widely used. What matters to us — Tomas, the author of the new book I, Human: AI, Automation, and the Quest to Reclaim What Makes Us Unique, and Dorie, a consultant and keynote speaker on personal branding and career development — is how we can better ourselves by using them.”
The Inherent Value of Human Creativity
Creativity is frequently cited as one of the most important traits of leadership — and in the business world in general. Creative leaders use innovative approaches and new ideas, cultivating an open mindset that encourages problem-solving and creates new opportunities for their business. Perhaps most importantly, creative leadership inspires others to seek change and look at things from a new perspective.