AI can do so much for business owners, but there is one critical piece it cannot accomplish. Bradley shares his thoughts about this key limitation of AI – community – and what you can do about it. Let’s dive into a hot button topic for business owners: artificial intelligence (AI) and  how it impacts community. Combining them feels like the ultimate mash-up of tech and human connection, but is it possible?

AI: The Game-Changer We’re All Talking About

When my team asked ChatGPT for some brainstorming support on this blog, it told us, “AI is like the rockstar that rolled into town and stole the show.” Despite it having great self-confidence, AI truly is impacting every industry faster than you can say “machine learning.” But here’s the kicker—we’re still figuring out the tune it’s playing.

Think about it: AI’s got potential dripping from every algorithm. We’re talking efficiency, innovation, and optimization on steroids. But here’s the twist—we’re not entirely sure where this wild ride is taking us. It’s like being on a rollercoaster blindfolded. Thrilling? Absolutely. Predictable? Not so much. And while we know that AI will absolutely impact businesses in a big way, the only way to ensure its impact is positive is to embrace it.

But AI is never going to replace every aspect of your business, as long as it involves dealing with people.  Why? Even though it’s a powerhouse when it comes to crunching numbers and predicting trends, it can’t replace human ingenuity. We’re all about blending AI with good old-fashioned brainpower. It’s like mixing peanut butter with jelly—better together. So what is the aspect we are bringing through communities like BlueprintOS and events like The Quarterly with Above The Business? Community. You know, that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you’re surrounded by awesome people? Yeah, that’s the stuff. See, no matter how fancy AI gets, it can’t replicate the magic of human connection.

Developing Community in a Tech-Driven World

Think about it: we’re wired for connection. It’s in our DNA. So, while AI might be crunching numbers in the background, it’s the people-powered connections that keep the engine running. It’s like having a high-tech gadget with a human touch. 

Picture this: a bunch of us getting together to swap ideas, share stories, and maybe even change the world a little. Whether you’re joining us in person or hopping on Zoom, it’s all about coming together and making some real magic happen.

You can experience this in real time when you join us for The Quarterly on March 26th. This event is open to everyone who owns a business, and we will be reviewing Q1 and planning for Q2 together. Grab your seat, complimentary to our community, right here. So, what’s the bottom line? Well, in a world buzzing with AI, community still reigns supreme. It’s the glue that holds everything together—the yin to AI’s yang, if you will. AI might be the shiny new toy, but let’s not forget what really matters: people. So, here’s to embracing the digital revolution while staying grounded in the power of human connection. After all, in a world of AI, it’s the human touch that makes all the difference.