Abhijit BhaduriGuest Author

What is the future of EXPERTISE? Humanness. Here’s why

By | Abhijit Bhaduri |Keynote speaker, Author and Columnist

I am no photographer. But these photographs are impressive, say my viewers. When someone says that, I feel like an imposter. I know the credit belongs to the technology that is packed inside every smartphone. Every smartphone is packed with Artificial Intelligence (AI) tech that makes it possible to take photos without the knowledge and expertise of a professional photographer.

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Early morning on the Oregon Coastline

Scene recognition: AI algorithms can recognize different types of scenes and adjust the camera settings accordingly. The phone camera detected that I am taking a photo of a landscape. The exposure, contrast, and other settings were adjusted to make the photo look more vibrant.

Image stabilization: AI algorithms analyzed my camera movements and reduced blur in photos. This is especially useful in low-light situations where the camera might need to use a slower shutter speed. That explains how I got this magical effect by reducing the exposure to get this effect a second later.

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Thios photo was taken a moment after the previous one

Portrait mode: AI algorithms can analyze the depth of a scene and blur the background to create a bokeh effect, similar to what you might see in professional portrait photography. The photo is analyzed and automatically adjusted for color balance, contrast etc. All that is done before I load it on Instagram where I can change the filters to get more creative effects.

Technology is raising standards in every field

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 1.35 million people die each year from road traffic accidents worldwide. This translates to an average of 3,700 deaths per day. Additionally, between 20 and 50 million people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many resulting in long-term disabilities. Self-driving cars hold the promise of safer roads with less accidents.

Advancements in technology have enabled healthcare professionals to provide higher quality and more personalized care to patients. Wearable devices like fitness trackers and smartwatches can monitor a patient’s vital signs and alert healthcare providers if there are any concerning changes.

Technology has transformed the way we learn and access information. Online courses and e-learning platforms provide students with flexible and personalized learning experiences, and allow them to access educational resources from anywhere in the world.


The minimum standards for every profession are going up. If getting passing grades meant getting a B or B+ in the test, now we need an A as a minimum passing grade. We have information at our finger tips. It is becoming harder to pass off as an expert. The novice has the base level information to challenge any professional. In every field the professionals have to work harder to impress the novice. It is not just technology – it is access to the world’s best in every discipline.

The teenager can learn from the Masterchefs around the world. Atheletes can get watch videos of Olympians. We can learn from podcasts, videos and books at will. This is the golden age of information. Everyone is getting more skilled and that means the bar is getting raised for experts.

The future of expertise is humanness

Building trust will be the base skill: Expertise will lie in being able to build trust with individuals who reach out to access our expertise. Having a more trusted relationship, allows the expert to learn more about the circumstances that makes the individual unique. That will allow the expert to offer solutions that are specific to that individual.

Help others to adapt: Rapid change and constant change can be overwhelming. Helping others adapt and thrive in this environment will be a base skill expected of any expert.

Anything scenario related to dreams: While AI will spit out the answers to almost any technical problem, it will need the human to address any problem that involves human dreams and aspirations. ‘What is the best way to raise children?’ is a scenario related to a dream. That needs someone who can empathise and connect to understand what lies behind the dream.

Yes, the smartphone can make my photos look amazing. But there is no technology that will make me a better friend or a better parent or partner. That needs a human touch. For everything else there is AI.

Republished with permission and originally published at Abhijit Bhaduri’s LinkedIn

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