Since its debut in November of last year, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been used to create cover letters, a children’s book, and even helped students plagiarize their essays. The powers of the chatbot can be underestimated.
The bot might theoretically be hired by Google as an entry-level programmer if it conducted an interview. Employees at Amazon who evaluated ChatGPT claimed it is “great” at creating training materials, “very strong” at responding to inquiries on corporate strategy, and “does a very good job” of responding to customer service issues.
Businesses are paying attention. When announcing job losses and predicting that many of those affected wouldn’t return, both IBM and the massive British telecoms company BT Group mentioned AI.
While 2013 University of Oxford research projected that over the next 20 years, AI might displace 47% of US employment, the projection seems to have been wrong. According to a recent Goldman Sachs report, 300 million full-time jobs globally might be impacted by generative AI technologies, which could cause a “significant disruption” in the labor market.
Tech with a Human Touch
However, according to Anu Madgavkar, a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute, human judgment must be added to these technologies in order to prevent prejudice and inaccuracy.
Additionally, ChatGPT users discovered that the bot may provide fundamental math mistakes, false information, and wrong answers to coding tasks. Instead of seeing these as whole replacements, Madgavkar said, “We have to think of these things as productivity-enhancing tools.”
A list of occupations that are most in danger of being replaced by AI was compiled by Insider after speaking with experts and doing research. Although programming and coding abilities are needed, it’s feasible that ChatGPT and other AI technologies may soon fill some of the gaps.
Among the IT fields that are “pretty amenable” to AI technologies “displacing more of their work,” according to Madgavkar, are software development, site design, computer programming, coders, and data science.
That’s because artificial intelligence (AI), like ChatGPT, is adept at fairly accurate number crunching.
Source: Business Insider