On the flip side are the unintended consequences of people relying on AI.

1. the content is very middle of the road and derivative.

2. users themselves don't gain any skills and ultimately can only operate with AI available

3. users can't tell when the AI is wrong. Oops, we hadn't considered that option.

4. self confidence comes from people actually doing hard things - you don't gain self confidence by having an AI do a task for you. Lack of self confidence is a starter route for anxiety and depression. Snowplow parents are wrecking kids self confidence, now you want AI to also wreck the parents??

Be careful what you wish for.



Note to self: write a full post on building confidence.

There's another version - people build their own confidence.

My SO is formidably confident. Today she's taking on running a kitchen for hundreds of people - something she's never done before.

She built her confidence by doing things - volunteer projects, diverse work history, wide ranging sports, and a willingness to experiment, fail, and learn.

She un-officially ran a department of her hospital for 5 years (despite many of the management problems outlined here).

Many (most?) males at work have a confidence deficit. This isn't a knock on them, they've not been trained otherwise.

I built (and continue to work on building) my own confidence. We can control ourselves and evolve rapidly - we can't always get companies to change their policies. The ROI of owning my confidence has been well worth the effort.



Bill Lennan

Mental wellness fan. Ardent believer in effort. Parent, partner, persistent, physical. Co-Founder The HAERT™ Program. DBT is awesome :-)