Let me tell you something, folks. This article, right here, was first published by Digiday sibling WorkLife.
Now, listen up. This article is part of WorkLife’s special edition, where we’re digging into how the jobs and careers of Generation Z professionals are gonna change in this AI-informed era. It’s a fascinating topic, man. You gotta check out more from the series. Trust me.
Alright, brace yourself for this, because generative-AI whiplash is sweeping through the scene like a freakin’ tornado. It’s evolving at lightning speed, and it’s leaving leaders at schools and universities scratching their heads, trying to figure out whether they should ban or regulate its use among students. At the same time, companies are either jumpin’ on the AI train and developing their own big language models or still figuring out how to best incorporate AI into their operations.
But, you know what’s interesting? Generation Z is totally into experimenting with AI. These digital-first peeps, born between 1997 and 2012, are all about harnessing the power of these tools to reshape how they work, man. They’re open-minded and ready to embrace whatever comes their way in their careers.
Now, here’s the deal. With this openness comes a bunch of misconceptions, dude. People think they know everything about Gen Z workers and how they use generative AI, but they got it all wrong. Let me set the record straight on a couple of these myths, my friends.
Myth: Gen Z workers are experts in AI and won’t need training
Alright, folks, let me tell ya. Sure, Gen Z workers might be more comfortable with new technology because they’ve grown up with stuff like smartphones and the internet. But that doesn’t mean they know it all about AI, man. Yeah, they’ve probably messed around with predictive AI tools for personalized music and video recommendations, but they don’t have much experience with the newer generative AI tools.
Now, let me give you some wisdom from Alexey Korotich, the vp of product at Wrike. He says, and I totally agree, that you can’t expect people to be experts in this whole new era of AI right in the beginning, right from birth. Come on, man. Additional skills are gonna be required, and we gotta give ’em time to learn.
Myth: Gen Z workers aren’t reckless with AI
Now, here’s another myth to bust, my friends. Gen Z workers might be eager to experiment with AI and learn how it works, but they still lack professional experience, you know what I’m sayin’? They might not fully understand the implications of using AI in a work setting just yet.
And here’s somethin’ interesting. There’s a generational difference when it comes to sharing information online. The younger peeps who grew up with social media don’t really have a problem sharing their info and accepting cookies, unlike the folks from Generation X or the Baby Boomers. They’re even open to sharing information with those big language models like ChatGPT, man. Crazy stuff.
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