Paradigm shifts in technology seem now to be occurring on a monthly basis. Offering an early signal into a more autonomous future is AutoGPT, which can complete a complex array of tasks, with minimal human direction, pushing the boundaries of what is possible with AI.
The trans-disciplinary, integrative, collective, systems thinking of cybernetics places an explicit emphasis on the environmental impact of technologies, along with the human impacts, making it a truly holistic approach with which to tackle today’s increasingly interconnected ‘wicked’ problems, and ‘poly-crises’.
ChatGPT appears magical. It's certainly not infallible but it knows some of its limitations. The underlying technology will undoubtedly prove truly disruptive. Critical thinking, verification and editing will be ever more essential human skills to hone at the start of this new collaborative journey alongside AI.
In the near future, humans will still retain their superiority for sensemaking, generating insight and critical thinking around the priorities. But with ever expanding neural networks, AI will surely advance over the longer term in its ability to curate the trends, connect the dots, and perhaps uncover new innovation opportunity spaces.
Moving from a digital age of two-dimensional interaction to a virtual age of three-dimensional immersion will impact everything from employee learning, development, engagement and collaboration, to customer experience and community building, to the design of innovative products, services and business models