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Is AI Supplementing Our Skills or Deskilling Us?

Can you imagine a world without AI? It’s a bit too late for that because in a short time AI has become an inseparable part of our lives. Imagine typing without the autocorrect feature or building a playlist without recommendations. AI has undeniably made our lives easier in a lot of ways, but there’s a debate forming around it. By saving us the trouble of doing certain things, is AI ultimately deskilling us? Is it robbing us of our natural ability to do the mundane things like learning how to spell a word? Some would argue that it is saving us time and bandwidth doing the routine things that take little imagination or intelligence for us so that we can focus on more important and pressing matters? In this episode of On-Premise IT podcast, Stephen Foskett is joined by a panel of industry experts who dissect this premise in search of a black and white answer.

On-Premises for Today’s Roundtable:


Ray Lucchesi

David Kanter

Peter Mackenzie


Stephen Foskett

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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