ChatGPT is a new sensation all over the internet, and it has become a new Buzzword that we can’t stop talking about, and no wonder why. OpenAI released many versions of ChatGPT, and the most recent one showed a completely another side of what AI can achieve. Our sense of wonder is valid towards how it can produce well-written original writing work to advance coding; it does it all!
The new version of ChatGPT can perform the task that was previously associated with human cognitive knowledge and skills. All the answers it provides are in easy-to-understand language; it can also translate and communicate in multiple languages. Since its release, people have experimented in many bizarre ways and have flooded the internet with how it can get used, from writing a weightloss plan to writing legal documents and even completing original manuscripts that can only get created by human intellect.
The speed at which AI-driven technologies are taking place and automating all the tasks performed previously by humans is a cause of concern. It can generate an economic drought and cause many people to lose jobs. Although, we know that every time a new technology comes, new systems of working develop and generate new opportunities. It replaces the old skills with the requirement of new kinds of skills. Remember the time when computer programming got first introduced? Since then, the number of people who can write codes has increased exponentially.
Let’s understand this in detail by taking an example. The time when AI maps became commonly available for people, they initially used them as GPS device, and now companies Like Uber, Ola, and Lyft has taken over the taxi industry, as well as courier and delivery service providers like Zomato, WeFast, and Blinkit have optimized AI technology most effectively. Since then, the number of jobs for drivers has increased tremendously, and even an inexperienced driver can drive up to the level of an expert by following the app’s guided directions.
However, it is still unclear to us what will happen to current jobs and occupations that are currently running and how we are prepared to tackle it. What possibilities can ChatGPT bring to our work, and how can it improve functionality overall? And lastly, where are those areas where humans will still be required? Let’s try to answer each of these questions and see for ourselves how we can participate in the future when AI possibly takes over;
- New business systems will emerge: whenever an innovation gets introduced, it is evident that the requirement for new working systems appears, and various other skills become valuable. Just like when the data and digital platforms rose, the need for data management and data analysis became the most valuable skills. New jobs in the data industry took over by those who adopted the technology and molded themselves according to the requirements of the present time. Since then, we have seen the way many industries are operating now with new business working systems and new sets of skills.
- A possibility of human-machine hybrid work: AI is highly useful in automating repetitive tasks, but the need for humans will always be there where failure is expensive. For example, the case of an AI-driven car that often runs into accidents is unacceptable. In contrast, an AI-generative model such as DALL-E, also released by OpenAI, that produces novel art just by giving instructions is highly acceptable. Since DALL-E can make good and bad art, the speed and accuracy at which it produces is far more valuable and useful in the graphic designing industry. A hybrid human-machine collaboration can attain the speed and accuracy that business operations require and can exponentially enhance work productivity.
- Decision-making and core human qualities; when we think of what the future will look like, we often imagine a place where only machines do all the jobs. But as our world shifts towards technology-driven culture, core human qualities like empathy, originality, and care will become even more valuable. Human decision-making will always play an important role where failure is expensive and risky. And healthcare, counseling, teaching, and plumbing jobs will remain there for their core human qualities. But a hybrid approach is undoubtedly coming in all areas of human existence.
The whole discussion might sound like science fiction; however, chatbots have improved exponentially and will soon get integrated into our lifestyles. The coming of OpenAI’s release threatens many jobs in writing, programming, and informative domains, and a free version is available for people to try and experiment for themselves. This marvelous technology is tomorrow’s future, and we should be ahead in adopting new ways of working instead of repelling against it.