Should We Embrace or
Avoid AI in Planning?
I really don't think we have a choice and
for good reason. AI is not a magical, mysterious, be-all, futuristic solution,
it's already here. It is simply an incremental step in leveraging computing power
to make our lives easier and better. If we can apply that to the science of building
project plans, then of course that has to be a good thing.
Where I would
suggest caution is to those who believe you can simply "push the AI button and
automatically spit out a project schedule". That is simply not possible, and in
reality, not helpful. As planners, our expertize and value is as much in the input
and reasoning behind the building blocks that go into a plan as the outputted
plan itself. I like to call that Human Intelligence (HI). AI makes that
process better that's plain and simple.
Mix a little AI and HI, and
I think we are going down a very optimistic and progressive path to the future.