Each month, “Anschuetz on Leadership” episodes look at unique ways for businesses to approach leadership. Christian Anschuetz is an adventurer, entrepreneur, and United States Marine Corps Captain (not on active duty). He’s been a CIO, CDO, and founded a nonprofit to help connect military veterans with business leaders for mutually beneficial outcomes. Today, Christian and Bob discuss generative AI, specifically ChatGPT, a technology that has taken the world by storm in the last several months. Within their discussion around generative AI, Bob and Christian explore the ways that business leaders and users can usher generative AI into their companies in a way that inspires the workforce.
Episode 19 | Embracing Generative AI
The Big Themes:
- Be intentional about the use of generative AI: Christian advises that when bringing generative AI into the workforce — or any technology, for that matter — that humans must ensure they remain the “master” and the technology remains the “servant.”
- Consider trust: Christian encourages everyone to “get smarter on these things” but within the context of their companies. Business employees must trust that the leaders of their organizations won’t use generative AI technologies to get rid of their jobs.
- Creative destruction: Christian proposes that there is a whole lot of “creative destruction” that will take place as a result of generative AI getting smarter. “That’s the trajectory we are on…we have to be conscious of it,” he notes.
The Big Quote: ” I think there are great challenges ahead. And I think they’re fascinating challenges. And I think they’re important challenges. And some are going to do well. And a lot are going to do very, very poorly. Let’s hope though that for the sake of, you know, the company’s colleagues, you know, all over the world, that we start looking at how we run our businesses and employ these really potent technologies in a way that actually gives our employees a fighting chance. Yes, to sort of climb the capability ladder and find their next place in this changing world.”
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