How Artificial Intelligence can Work with Your Skills


When you go to the doctor, would you like to talk with a bot or a computer? My preference is talking to a live human being with a certain amount of personal empathy. The personal touch of a human being helps calm the fear and stress of unfamiliar symptoms. Computers and bots aren’t able to do this or even reason, at least not yet.

With unemployment currently at an all-time low, the employment pool for top talent is at an all time high. Those entering the second half of life or those that are already there need not be too discouraged as the value for soft skills and experience has never been higher. The packaging of those skills is where many need help and guidance. So many don’t realize the value of their past experience and expertise. Additionally, they may not also realize the value of a creative idea that has the future possibility of success. What Artificial Intelligence can do for most is enhance experience and expertise.

For example, for those in the medical field, AI can be used to automate certain tasks. That automation then provides extra freed-up time to spend with patients. Fortunately for doctors and medical professionals, the kind of empathy and compassion that millions of patients rely on can’t readily be demonstrated by a computer. However, using Artificial Intelligence to save lives using current research and data will increase quality and length of life in many instances. The danger is the cutting down of the actual time we spend with our doctor, which is already trimmed to a minimum. Many medical professionals are feeling this squeeze.

Usually the market will adjust with those obtaining specific skills, finding a place to use those skills in a creative manner. Using visual pattern recognition software, storing and comparing thousands of images while using the same examination modes as humans is estimated to increase in accuracy 5% to 10%.  The best way to read and relay those results is by a person trained to do so.

Identifying and discovering the skills for further development and opportunity takes inquiry and research. However, it should encourage most of future possibilities of pursuing an additional or even new field of interest, especially in the second half of life.


To start this process, pursue the following three steps that will open up your thoughts:

STEP ONE: Read and research about the different types of Artificial Intelligence. The main type discussed here is the evidence-based approach. This approach takes input by a human, then the extraction of the computer to apply that input to a problem.

STEP TWO: Identify the current skillset you have that could work along-side with a certain type of Artificial Intelligence. Ideas are for the medical, organizational, financial or creative fields. The possibilities are endless.

STEP THREE: List two action steps with a date to start and complete that will move you closer to work with your discoveries in step one and two. This will take some thought and possibly your registration in an online or other course.

For further help in this area, look at the model for the core common denominator in the book Women at Halftime to further your pursuit of personal discovery of your unique strengths and purpose.

About the Author:

DEBORAH JOHNSON, M.A., creator of Hero Mountain™® and President of Los Angeles National Speakers Association, is an international award-winning music artist, author, speaker and National Media Commentator. Deborah provides principles to produce a successful second half, creating momentum and getting unstuck, reaching expansive goals and a desired lifestyle. Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards and spending over 20 years in the entertainment industry, she's an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in a gig-economy. She is also the recipient of the 2018 Women's Economic Forum Exceptional Women of Excellence Award. Deborah is the author of Stuck is Not a Four Letter Word, Bad Code and Women at Halftime. She speaks and performs in both live and virtual events.