It’s Time to Talk About Chatgpt

Okay, it’s time to talk about Chatgpt, and for a quick answer, YES it’s awesome! Chatgpt, where have you been all my life? Chatgpt is a conversational AI model developed by OpenAI. It uses deep learning algorithms to process and generate text. The model itself is trained on a large collection of text data, allowing it to generate human-like responses. 

Chatgpt can be used for various tasks such as chatbots, language translation, question answering and text generation. I’ve used it at work several times to help reword small text, create various PowerShell scripts to automate certain tasks and even generate code. I am astounded by the potential of this technology that is seemingly making my work life easier, at the moment. Truth be told, I can even have it assist in content creation for this blog. 

Even with all that said, I am not ashamed to admit that I am somewhat apprehensive about the sudden wave of AI technology on the horizon, which is a topic we may cover more in-depth with another post because it is really interesting stuff. Our new reality is that Chatgpt is waking a lot of people up to the power and the potential of AI. After using Chatgpt to write workable code, emails, documents and automate as many of your work projects as you can, the thought of “Am I truly needed at my job now” can easily pop up in one’s mind. The truth is, that thought is popping up in the back of a lot of people’s mind. 

What’s happening today

At the time of writing this post there have been major layoffs in the tech sector and articles are also popping up all over the place reminding readers of the potential careers that may be in jeopardy due to this new technology. An example is this article from Business Insider. Chatgpt has already passed a Wharton business exam and a Google coding interview for a level 3 engineer. It’s being used in schools to assist in writing essays and to aid in the completion of coding assignments. There are mixed emotions regarding its usage in schools and its future impact on how we educate. 

So will it replace some jobs in the future? I think it will. How we adapt to this new technology will be interesting. Just the other day I heard about a Prompt Engineer and had no idea what that was. What in the world is a Prompt Engineer? So, I figured I’d just ask Chatgpt ..right..

…. Interesting.

My take on all of this is that the sky is not falling yet. I don’t think we’re looking at Chatgpt + Boston Dynamic Atlas robot = Skynet (I just had to do a Terminator reference). It’s an interesting time to be involved in tech. As an individual, one could look at this tech fearfully thinking that it’s going to replace their job but we all have the ability to be creative in our own way. It is worth thinking about what you can potentially use this technology for in order to help you create something that you’re passionate about or add value to something that you’re already doing. All of a sudden while you’re thinking about a job, that business that you’ve always wanted to start may be one step closer. If you had questions about starting that app, blog, website, coffee shop etc.. AI will now be able to help point you in the right direction.

Looking Ahead

The AI race is on. Chatgpt is getting better and better everyday. Microsoft has partnered with Open AI on its Bing search engine and Edge browser. Not to be out done, Google recently unveiled its Chatgpt rival Bard. Things are heating up and AI technology is continuously moving forward and will ultimately impact our lives in the very near future. The train is already set in motion and we’re all abroad whether we realize it now or later. 

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