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The rise of AI is bigger now than ever and with this comes concerns around what this means for the human workforce. It is a highly debated topic where many believe that AI could truly replace human strengths in the workforce. The truth is, both AI and Humans bring different abilities and strengths, neither can take each other's place completely. 

CEO of Digital Marketing AOK, Simone Douglas, explained at her ‘Future in Civil Workshop’ that AI will not replace people, however, people who do use AI will replace people who don't use AI. In this blog, we’re going to dive into what human strengths that AI will not replace whilst also touching on some benefits of AI.

Emotional Intelligence

Although machines excel at processing data and performing complex calculations, they lack essential EQ (emotional quotient) traits like empathy and intuition. This is a fundamental component required in most every day activities. 


Possessing creativity means having the capacity to envision and come up with ideas that are currently non-existent. AI is proficient at identifying and scrutinising existing data, thereby capable of generating music, writing or art to a certain extent. Nevertheless, the lack of visuals, sounds, flavours and conveyed notions cannot be reduced into code. The foundational spark of a new idea or concept that hasn’t existed before, remains exclusive to human ingenuity. 


MIT researchers have discovered that AI models usually don’t imitate human choices regarding rule breaking. This is because issues of disagreement are often more complex than just being right or wrong, or black and white, and much of it depends on our inborn human sense of what’s morally right or wrong which an AI cannot mimic. 

Time Management

Although AI is proficient at swiftly and efficiently executing tasks and assignments, it lacks the ability to arrange tasks by importance or handle time like humans do. Time management holds significance in various domains, including Project Management, Education, and Healthcare, to name a few. 

Can only function with Data input 

AI will continuously rely on human input and expertise, both technical and ethical, to reach its full potential in a responsible and safe manner. Anything beyond this, AI is not equipped to handle additional tasks. When data lacks new information or algorithms overlook unforeseen scenarios, AI essentially becomes useless.

The central idea here highlights the notion that AI should serve to enhance human capacities rather than replace them entirely. By leveraging AI to complement and empower humans’ strengths, we can achieve a harmonious synergy that leads to greater advancements and achievements.