AI Automation Fatigue

Dino Cajic
6 min readApr 6, 2023

AI is taking over the world, so they say. If that’s your worry, let me introduce the concept of AI automation fatigue.

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AI is not something new. It’s been here for quite some time and companies have utilized it for years. There is this “automate everything” mentality that occurs during the introductory stages of AI, but after some time, the ROI starts to diminish. Individuals struggle with finding what else to automate. These are not AGI systems (Artificial General Intelligence) where they can reason. They need to be trained on specific datasets and the processes need to be thoroughly outlined in order to automate a particular task. And even then, hope that the task doesn’t involve human judgement or the AI system will struggle.

Automation Fatigue doesn’t just refer to running out of ideas for how to integrate automation into the business. It deals with:

  • Employee burnout from technology, whether that’s understanding the automation systems or troubleshooting when it breaks.
  • Employee resentment since…



Dino Cajic

Author of An Illustrative Introduction to Algorithms. IT Leader with a B.S. in Computer Science, a minor in Biology, and a passion for learning.