We’ve all looked up videos on Youtube, Vimeo or TED. Perhaps to learn something, be entertained by a yawning cat or ideally a compelling speaker. The goal of this type of search is to bring you a video that will impart a skill or idea to you and for the above vendors, hold your attention long enough until another video can be displayed compelling you to click on it next. The main motivation for them: show interesting videos but take as much of your time as they can to maximize ad revenue.
We’re at an amazing time today as all manner of learning vendors and knowledge management systems are going through a renaissance. Vendors are using the realization that no one really has time to learn separate from the work they already do. Technology changes such as the availability of AI approaches are also adding to this.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of end of year blog predictions on existing problems to be solved in workplace learning for the coming year. Almost without exception these posts bring in AI as the "deus ex machina"; or as defined from Merriam-Webster: "as a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem in a story is suddenly and abruptly resolved by an unexpected and seemingly unlikely occurrence, typically so much as to seem contrived." So HOW will AI in practice solve our workplace learning issues? This week’s post focuses on one of the bigger struggles; learning content curation. Here are the five specific reasons AI will soon curate all our workplace learning content: