Will AI Replace Product Managers?

Simranjot Singh
3 min readJul 19, 2023

AI, the ever-curious and evolving technological whiz, has been peeking its digital nose into various industries, stirring up quite the commotion. And guess what? The poor product managers are left wondering, ‘Will AI give us the pink slip and take over our desks?’

Let’s agree, product management is no easy peasy lemon squeezy job! These masterminds are the master chefs behind a product’s success, from its first flicker of an idea to its grand entrance into the market.

PMs juggle tasks like market research, competitor spying (oops, analysis), feature-fighting (I mean prioritization), roadmap treasure hunting, and teamwork acrobatics for a flawless product delivery.

But wait, AI is on the rise, like a hyper-caffeinated rocket, acquiring more skills and flexing its digital muscles. It’s learning to take on some of these tasks, and you can’t help but wonder if our human product managers should start polishing their résumés.

But hold on to your smartphones, folks! Let’s break it down. Sure, AI is lightning-fast at crunching data, like a data-devouring monster. It can dish out insights faster than a pizza delivery guy on turbo mode.

It’ll automate those mundane tasks like a robo-butler, freeing up time for product managers to explore new horizons.

But can AI dance the emotional tango?

Can it read the room like a human can? Nah! Product management isn’t all about algorithms and charts. Those crafty product managers have the gift of gab and know how to read customers’ minds and feel their pain points. It’s like they have a Ph.D. in customer empathy!

And let’s talk about creativity, shall we?

AI can look at the past like a history buff and predict the future like a psychic octopus, but it lacks that crazy human spark of innovation. Product managers are the Picasso of problem-solving, the Shakespeare of solutions, and the Mozart of thinking outside the box. AI can’t compete with that!

And adaptability!

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Simranjot Singh

An engineer by peer pressure, corporate professional by parent’s expectations & product designer by passion. I tell stories with a tinch of intellectualness.