ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence technology that can replace many tasks. Despite its limitations, the AI tool has capabilities similar to human intelligence.
The alarmingly sophisticated chatbot, which is freely available to the public, has already upgraded some workplaces since its November debut.
As a result, Microsoft laid off 10,000 employees and chose to invest billions in chatbox technology instead.
Now, Experts around the world worry that the popularity and use of the app could harm many well-paid workers.
Pengcheng Shi, associate dean of the Department of Computer and Information Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, told the New York PostAI replaces white-collar workers. I don’t think anyone can stop this.”
AI: Sectors likely to be affected by ChatGPT.
According to experts, The following are sectors and occupations likely to be affected by the rise in popularity of ChatGPT.
News Collection: Articles can be produced, but the technology has had trouble making a name for itself in the newsgathering industry, as it has produced mixed results.
copy editing; Creating summaries and headings: Copy editing is a great skill to master. It summarizes an article; It works great for organizing and doing other related tasks. In addition, The tool excels at generating headlines.
Website and graphic designers ChinmayHegde, a professor at NYU; argued. Website designers and engineers responsible for very simple coding are likely to be redundant. AI can create hand-tailored code according to user requests and constraints to build websites and other IT components.
Finance and Healthcare: finance Healthcare and publishing are among the most vulnerable industries. As incredible progress continues, humans will discover how to harness AI.
Academy: The tool can be taught to students in middle or high schools. for example, ChatGPT outperformed many in the MBA exam conducted by Penn’s Wharton School.
After Darren HickA philosophy professor at Furman University in South Carolina found a student cheating in a popular program, and noted that the discovery left him shocked.
Software engineer According to Shi “Relatively uncomplicated software design jobs will be a thing of the past by 2026 or sooner. As time passes, today or the next three years. five years For 10 years, if the job of those software engineers is to know how to code… I don’t think it’s going to need to be comprehensive.”
Limitations of ChatGPT
The tool currently has some limitations, but it is likely to improve. Meanwhile, the current restrictions are:
Defects and inaccuracies: ChatGPT has knowledge gaps and errors, but it can be easily improved as it needs practice.
Inability to create an independent document: Doctoral candidates hoping for a shortcut to creating a thesis are out of luck, as it is beyond the capabilities of AI at the moment.
Inability to verify facts: The tool will not be able to verify the information effectively.
Unable to provide specific references: It can provide an essay easily but with created references.
Human decisions are still needed: In theory, AI could teach without supervision, but Shi and Hegde asserted that human instructors will be needed in college courses in the near future. It is believed that even without data sheets, humans can almost always make important financial and business decisions.
What does this mean for workers in Nigeria?
As bots like ChatGPT continue to evolve, many jobs could be lost in the coming years. Because the rate of unemployment in Nigeria is currently high; One wonders what this unemployment gap will mean to the average Nigerian.
It is hoped that the government and the private sector will look at this trend to avoid unforeseen disasters.