Seems everywhere I log in these days, I’m prompted to give the AI copy generator a try. Canva wants AI to write my curriculum workbooks. Ontraport wants AI to write my emails. Heck, I’ve started to consider what a great bounce-ideas-around-like-a-writers-room ChatGPT could be.

I get it. It’s a thing. Artificial Intelligence. Blah blah blah.

Y’all know I’m woo, so I’m very interested in this Pluto-is-headed-into-Aquarius trend of allowing technology to do more and more for us, transforming our lives in unfathomable ways. AI is just the tip of the iceberg. (Oh, hey, sign up here for the on-demand replay of my free Chart Harmony webinar on annual profections.)

Annual Profections Made Easy - a Chart Harmony webinar with Bonnie Gillespie

I’m also someone who’s been in showbiz since childhood. And there’s no amount of technology that renders useless the human experience reflected back via the authentic connection of actors. That “I am seen” experience requires actual people. Giving and receiving the transmission.

AI as authentic intelligence, not artificial intelligence.

And I don’t mean “intelligence” in the “I scored 1330 on the GRE” sort of way.

I’m talking about emotional intelligence, social intelligence, intuitive intelligence, empathetic intelligence, interpretive intelligence, connective intelligence. Authentic intelligence, right?

I get looking for shortcuts. I’m all for the Zapier thingy that makes one app talk to another app in my business, thereby saving us loads of work doing things by hand that smart systems can do, once set up well by smart humans. Efficiency is a good thing much of the time.

But not everything needs to be sped up. Optimized. Efficient.

So much of storytelling is better when clunky. It’s real that way. It rings true. It’s like life. Messy. And sweet. Imperfect.

Not sure I’ll *never* use any of the many many many AI copy-writing options out there. But I am sure I’ll never STOP using the only ONE option I have for connecting fully with you through my writing: doing it my damn self. 😉

Feel free to drop me a comment below to connect with me using your AI (authentic intelligence). I love celebrating our reality together!

Much love,

Bonnie Gillespie is living her dreams by helping others figure out how to live theirs. Wanna work with Bon? Start here. Thanks!

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  1. Jim Gooden February 14, 2023 at 3:21 am

    i hear you. Easier doesn’t always mean better.

  2. ALEX Murphy February 14, 2023 at 5:33 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day Bonnie Gillespie Dear!

  3. Rahas February 14, 2023 at 8:40 am

    Thank you for this lovely reminder on valentines day! More love.

  4. Allyson Ryan February 14, 2023 at 8:53 am

    Thank you for saying this. “not everything has to be optimized. Efficient”. I’ve been feeling this so hard the last few months!

  5. Dave February 14, 2023 at 11:36 am

    As a manager-dad, Bonnie Gillespie fanboy, software engineer who works in artificial intelligence, I gotta say YOU NAILED IT. “I am seen” authentic intelligence is where it’s at and it’s what humans do.

    I was recently talking to my actress daughter about AI eventually doing all our jobs (including mine), and she said that AI can be great but it can’t be you and me. We’re heading into a time where AI will be able to do things as well as us but will never be able to express a given person’s essence. And so that’s what we’re headed for: a future where we will each spend our time expressing our authentic self — something no one else, and no machine, will EVER be able to do. (And tbh something that most of us currently feel we have precious little time for. I can’t wait for AI to do my job.)

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your reclaiming “AI” to mean “authentic intelligence.”

    Much love. Keep doing you!! <3

  6. John Keating February 14, 2023 at 11:51 am

    LOVE your AI, Bon! I know that my universe would be that much less without it! Keep givin’ us that “AI” perspective!

  7. Kellye Rowland February 14, 2023 at 11:58 am

    LOVE this. That is all.

  8. Calliope Tsoukalas February 14, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    Thank you! For putting this sentiment in words that make so much sense. Xo

  9. Bonnie Gillespie March 27, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    @Jim — right?

    @Alex — thank you!

    @Rahas — absolutely my pleasure.

    @Allyson — it’s a whole mood. Yes.

    @Dave — your daughter is very wise (of course) and your words are so very affirming. Thank you. I’m glad we can celebrate OUR brand of AI for decades to come!

    @John — you know I will!

    @Kellye — love YOU!

    @Calliope — I’m so glad it resonates.

    Love love love to you all!


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