Since its release at the end of November 2022, everyone is talking about the ChatGPT, even @James Corden The Late Late Show the other night. From what I have seen, ChatGPT’s capability goes beyond the imagination, and raises the question: are we starting to live in that age we saw in the Back to the Future movie?
What extent it will impact our daily lives we is uncertain. The big competitor Alphabet (Google’s mother company) already downplayed its accuracy, and it certainly will take time until its application will be widespread. Still, there are lots of questions, and concerns – rightfully, whether our work or jobs are in danger. Spoiler alert: it is too early to tell.
In our quest to find where to go, and who to ask for a better answer, we decided to go to the source, the ChatGPT itself, and asked the question:
What jobs will ChatGPT impact the most?
Before I get to its answer, let’s remember. Ease of use, and accessibility of technology today already impacted our life at large. The pace it changes, and improves is rather exponential. However, one of the reasons I would refrain from panicking is because of past experiences. If every time since the industrial revolution, jobs only would have been extinct by machines, today we would all be out of jobs.
Fortunately, innovation and new technologies were born not only to disrupt the status quo but to create new jobs, and opportunities we have never seen coming before. To my least surprise, this is what I got as an answer from the @OpenAI research company’s latest tool. Although I was absolutely amazed (or freaked) by the way the answer came.
As opposed to receiving a list of URLs or an excerpt from a Wiki page, I felt like someone was talking to me, and giving a meaningful answer:
“ChatGPT is likely to have the most impact on jobs that involve repetitive tasks such as data entry, customer service, content generation, and data analysis.”