The Dawn of A.I. Means This Is a Necessary Skill Now

Make the shift from knowledge worker to knowledgeable worker

Joe Procopio
4 min readJul 31, 2023
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I think we’ve reached peak fear-mongering for A.I. as it relates to taking jobs from hard working folks like you and me.

Maybe they can still paint a little bit more dystopian hellscape to squeeze the last of the clicks out of us, but if you haven’t already found yourself in a dark moment wondering how to safeguard your position against the machines, well, you might just be a machine yourself.

That’s a joke. I like breaking the ice with a joke.

But what I really want to talk about is the one skill you need to A.I.-proof what you get paid to do.

And the good news is a lot of you are already doing it.

If You Can’t Beat Them, Please Don’t Join Them

Here’s what I don’t want you to do.

I don’t want you to run off with a half-cocked understanding of how Generative A.I. is hitting the mainstream and then come up with some expensive and useless use case of someone else’s tech that is only going to make you more disposable and someone else a little more rich.



Joe Procopio

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