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The AI Dilemma: Pros & Cons for Entrepreneurs

In this technological age, things are changing every day.

New social media platforms, new tools, and software: It can be challenging to keep up. In this ever-evolving landscape of business, entrepreneurs must adapt and embrace innovations to stay ahead of the competition.

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The hottest thing on the street is Artificial Intelligence. It’s both arousing and controversial. Many entrepreneurs have been utilizing AI’s resources to automate processes in their businesses; however, some are weary of AI’s lasting effects.

In this article, we will delve into the world of AI and explore its pros & cons for entrepreneurs

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  • Cutting Costs

  • Running a business comes with numerous duties that are necessary but time-consuming. By enlisting AI, you can automate repetitive activities. This cuts costs for your business and frees up your employees for more critical and thought-provoking tasks.

  • Immediate Analytics

  • One benefit of AI for entrepreneurs is the ability to have analytics at your fingertips. AI tremendously cuts down the time it takes to analyze data. This allows CEOs to stay on top of their game, and make quick decisions

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  • Problems with Accuracy

  • Technology is very flawed and often produces errors. Artificial Intelligence will not always provide accurate data. The information generated by AI must always be double-checked to ensure its relevance to your business and consumers.

  • Dependency

  • One of the major cons for entrepreneurs that rely heavily on Artificial Intelligence is the potential for increased dependency. Employees' skills can erode, causing a decrease in human contribution toward complex assignments. Also, if the system were to malfunction or glitch, this could be detrimental to the flow of business.

As you can see, applying AI to your business can provide many benefits. Cutting costs, receiving analytics in real-time, and improving the customer experience are all ways to elevate your business. But in the same vein, AI can cripple the success of your company due to its lack of creativity, problems with accuracy, and issues caused due to being overly dependent on AI technology.

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I'm all about ease and efficiency like the next person. But regardless of AI’s ability to automate systems and processes, never allow it to replace or diminish your creativity and ingenuity. Something that has beneficial components can easily be harmful if used incorrectly. Avoid allowing AI to stifle your originality.

The reason why your company thrives is because of your uniqueness. It’s nothing wrong with working smarter, but remember the magic is you. And NOTHING can replace that!

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What are your thoughts on AI for entrepreneurs? Leave your thoughts below in the comments!


MacAraig, Maria. “11 Pros and Cons of AI for Businesses.” Insights for Professionals, 18 Oct 2019,

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