Are AI Innovations Replacing Humans?

Published on | March 15, 2023


How would it feel if you woke up one day and saw the world being by run AI-powered tools with no trace of humans being anywhere? Rest assured, that’s not happening anytime soon. A heated debate has been raging about AI tools replacing humans, and you most probably had your fair share of hearing one thing or two about it. You may have also heard someone telling you straight up to your face that soon whatever it is that you’re doing, won’t be needed because AI will replace you. Pretty sure, we’ve all been there, be it writers, developers, designers, and the list goes on. However, the majority of people who share this opinion aren’t actually aware of how this whole thing works. Therefore, they simply assume that a tool like ChatGPT for example is meant to replace writers in all fields of work. Why? Because it can provide you with answers to so many topics. Here is the thing, it may be true that these AI-powered tools are adding an undeniable amount of value to different industries, yet, this does not mean that they’ll be replacing human writers or human developers or any other field of work. Humans endow skills and attributes that AI machines still don’t have, and we say that based on so many reasonable points that we’re about to share with you shortly. But first, let’s briefly explain what AI is.

What is AI?

First thing first, what is artificial intelligence? To put it simply, artificial intelligence or better known as AI, is using technologies that empower computers to perform advanced tasks and functions that were originally done by humans. These AI-powered tools make it possible to run large sets of data in a shorter time span than what humans would need. As a result, it does not only make it possible for users to save time and resources, but also recognize patterns, generate solutions, assist them in making critical decisions, build websites, and some have even managed to write books and essays with tools that are built for that purpose. Yet, despite all the good and fun it brings, we still believe that it won’t be able to replace humans, and here is why.

AI Cannot Replace The Human Touch

AI cannot replace the human touch, not now, not ever for the following reasons:

It’s Human-Made

AI is still a technology developed by humans after all, whether we all like it or not. Thus, this means without the human brains invested to come up with all these AI-powered tools, we would not have had AI in the first place to talk about it today. So, a logical question that we can ask is, how could a tool replace its creators? Impossible, because anytime humans stop building tools powered by AI, we’ll be back to square one when AI didn’t exist. Furthermore, the fact that it’s been developed by humans does indeed mean it’s restricted to some extent because it needs humans in order to continue to function.

For AI To Work, It Has To Be Taught

AI-powered tools work based on the input they receive from programmers and developers. Hence, whatever is not inputted won’t be part of the output the tools will present. For example, if an AI writing tool is designed to detect mistakes in American English only, then it wouldn’t be able to detect any mistakes written in British English. This is due to the fact that such tools work only with the information humans have given them. Therefore, the more input they have the more output they will bring, and vice versa.

It Can Imitate but Not Replace

AI can imitate what a human would do if it’s properly trained and designed to do that. But AI, no matter how smart it gets, can’t have human attributes such as creativity and thinking outside what it’s trained for. For instance, the human brain enables everyone to be a problem-solver and think freely outside the box whenever needed. But that’s not the case with AI tools. AI work based on what they have been created for, and if you ask them to do something they’re not trained to do, you won’t be able to get it. For example, ChatGPT has been trained to answer the user’s question with information that is updated up till 2021 only. Therefore, if you ask it about events that happened after that, it won’t be able to answer or will provide you with a wrong or inaccurate answer. Not because the tool is not intelligent, but because that’s the limit of intelligence it has been designed to offer at this point in time. This leads us to the next point, which is constant improvement.

Requires Lifetime Training

AI tools will require constant updates to keep up with all trends and huge data flows over the internet, and this can only be done by tool creators. In other words, the tools can’t upgrade to specific functions and features unless they’re designed to be capable of that. This places limitations on various levels. One of which is the customer service industry. Though many seem to favor chatbots now, they still cannot replace real agents. This is attributed to the fact that AI is not capable of feeling or understanding human emotions, but humans can. Therefore, if a frustrated customer is unable to get a problem solved via a chatbot, they’ll most likely become a past customer because the interpersonal skills humans have aren’t found in these bots. As a matter of fact, we have tried using chatbots for help on some websites to see how useful they are. But we ended up needing an agent’s help after all because the bot was only trained to answer simple and direct questions like FAQs and the links they’re attached to.

AI is Not A Threat, It Could Actually Help

It seems humans are placed in survival or die mode, but reality says otherwise. Despite all the remarkable innovations and devices, AI has enabled us to use, the need for the human factor has not deteriorated one tiny bit. If anything, AI has opened new doors for humans to walk in and change the way they see technology. By that, we mean to say AI has made it clear that having tech skills or at least a basic understanding of technology is so crucial right now for hiring and landing better job opportunities.
It's Just A Change, Not A Loss.
Additionally, it’s paving the way for new jobs to be in demand. Thus, it did not steal the human role of the job but rather redefined it and changed it. In other words, if you fear losing your job to AI, that’s not happening. Nonetheless, if you are afraid of learning new skills and integrating AI properly into your work, maybe you should rethink this and step outside of your comfort zone. If AI is limited to the input that makes it work, the human brain is not, and this will forever be your ultimate power tool. For humans, the only obstacles stopping them from achieving certain tasks are themselves. This can only be solved by improving your problem-solving skills and ability to welcome challenges instead of escaping them. If you have the energy to work today, you might as well get the most out of it with AI instead of fighting it back as if it’s your long-life enemy, it is not. AI will continue to facilitate coordination and task achievement and save companies and individuals tons of time while also allowing others to step in. It'll take down workload by allowing you to get what needs to be done faster and with accurate results. Rather than settling for what you know now, you can learn more relevant skills and upgrade your current role. So, if anything, this should make you happy.


AI is an advanced technological tool that can’t yet replace the human factor in all areas of life. Especially those that rely on creativity, empathy, intuition, and analytical skills for problem-solving. It does, however, play a vital role in contributing to other areas of work like image recognition, natural language processing, and decision-making. AI can only do what it’s trained to do, unlike humans who possess cognitive skills that can’t be found elsewhere. Furthermore, AI doesn’t negate the possibility of errors or mistakes happening. Hence, it can’t always be a more accurate replacement for humans, since the data systems have to constantly be checked and updated to stay up to date to avoid irrelevant results. Additionally, it plays a big role in widening the scope of novel jobs, especially in the fields of AI development, maintenance, and monitoring. Thus, in this AI-driven era rises our role as humans is to prove to the world what the human mind is capable of doing and bringing.