Writers “hang up the keyboard” because of ChatGPT: Having to work harder, not being unemployed
- Tram Ho
Is your writing job coming to an end?
A recent survey of more than 10,000 people at major companies such as Google, JP Morgan and McKinsey found that nearly half of office professionals have tried using ChatGPT to support their work.
That’s amazing, since the AI chatbot was only released to the public in November. While there are very exciting potentials for the future of work, the tool also carries serious risks.
ChatGPT and other similar tools are part of a long history of technologies that make writing less laborious. These range from printed newspapers to telegraphs, typewriters, word processors and personal computers.
AI chatbots can help overcome human limitations, including speed, foreign languages and human resources – capable of helping with everything from writing emails to reports and articles to marketing campaigns.
In which AI uses human-generated texts in the past to provide information and shape the way new texts are written.
Jobs that involve large amounts of writing will certainly be affected the most, such as journalists, academic researchers and policy analysts.
In cases, AI chatbots can enable faster dissemination of new knowledge and ideas. Articles become more comprehensive and accessible.
On the other hand, there are concerns that ChatGPT and other tools could rob many people of their jobs, especially in traditional writing professions, although it is difficult to say at this stage how many people there are. will be affected.
Mihir Shukla, CEO and founder of California-based software company, Automation Anywhere, says that “between 15% and 70% of the work we do in front of computers can now be automated” .
On the other hand, a recent McKinsey report found that only about 9% of people will have to change careers. However, 9% of the total number of employees is also a lot. Low to mid-level employees are likely to be the most affected.
The prospect is not far away
The other problem is that employers will use these technologies to justify cost savings, but that savings will make workers work harder, not smarter or more efficient. than.
For example, computers and email have made people work even more than before, as they have helped to optimize manual workflows.
As a result, employees may now be pressured to do more. This risks missing the real leap in productivity that AI can bring.
If used correctly, AI chatbots can free up employees to spend more time creating original, high-quality work. But now they have to work harder to not be taken away by AI.
Finally, AI chatbots raise intellectual property issues. In particular, it is not clear who owns the work they produce.
This can make it more difficult for companies or freelancers to protect their own output, and potentially expose them to copyright infringement claims from owners. The owner of the article has already been copied by AI.
It is a complex area and there is still a lot to be considered.
One way to deal with the dangers of AI is through regulation. We must begin to develop basic standards to limit the possibility of worker exploitation.
This could include, for example, a limit on the amount of AI-powered writing that companies aim to do.
It is also important to recognize that the dangers are exacerbated as companies focus on maximizing profits and productivity.
The good news is that until now, the aforementioned technology has not really challenged the work of writers. The Conversation tried using ChatGPT to write this article and didn’t see anything special.
However, a year or two from now, things could change very differently.
Source : Genk