There are many people like me. People that are interested in technology, but simply do not know how to code. It is tough to break into this industry. You have to discover what value you can bring to the table for tech companies. We are often short sighted and think that we have to be engineers... But nothing is less true.
For years, companies have been told to become technology companies. Go digital or die. And therefore they started hiring engineers and pivot into more tech driven value propositions. But even if every company needs to be a tech company, then that still does not mean that everybody should be an engineer. There are other roles essential in becoming a successful tech company.
That is even more the case with artificial intelligence. This new field creates opportunities for non-engineers and the still new workforce is going to be crucial to making the technology successful. We need non-engineers to unlock the full potential of AI.
AI touches everything and everyone
It sounds contradictory but here is the thing:
AI touches everyone and everything. It is too important to be left in the hands of engineers. Their structured brain can build the most intelligent system, but that system needs to interact with humans.
We need to think about how we want AI to interact with humans, how we establish trust between the two, what kind of ethical framework we need to develop to create trustworthy and long lasting relationships between people and AI.