The idea that automation and artificial intelligence could replace jobs is a recurring theme in today’s society. In this three-part series, we will delve into the topic of AI, specifically ChatBot GPT, and explore the opportunities and threats it poses in the world of work. Recently, the topic of AI taking jobs has gained attention once again with the launch of ChatBot GPT by OpenAI, a company co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk and former Y Combinator president, Sam Altman.
ChatBot GPT, also known as Chat GPT, is a program that can write essays, love letters, recipes, and job descriptions in addition to coding and decoding, testing and fixing code vulnerabilities, querying databases, and returning feedback in seconds. These tasks would typically take hours or even days to complete manually. Over a million new users joined Chat GPT in its first week, which prompted Google to issue a “code red” regarding the application’s potential effects on its search business.
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a general term used to describe a machine’s capacity to carry out operations that require intelligence akin to that of a human, such as language processing, coding, research, image recognition, decision-making, and problem-solving. Self-driving cars, voice assistants like Siri or Alexa, and language transcription and translation software are a few examples of common AI tools we use on a daily basis.
The ANI, AGI, and ASI phases are the three main phases of AI development. Artificial Narrow Intelligence, or ANI, is the name given to machines that have been programmed to carry out narrowly focused tasks, such as playing chess. AGI, or artificial general intelligence, is the term used to describe technology that can comprehend and perceive the world similarly to humans. Artificial Super Intelligence, or ASI, is a stage at which machines have intelligence that vastly outperforms human intelligence in almost all areas. Since we have not yet progressed to the AGI or ASI stages, which many fear pose serious risks to human existence, we are still in the ANI stage.
The GPT-3.5 family of language models from OpenAI, which has been tuned using both supervised and reinforcement learning methods, serves as the foundation for the chatbot application known as Chat GPT. Generative Pre-Trained Transformer is referred to as GPT. Through an interface, users can communicate with the language models and send various commands that are quickly fulfilled. Since the application’s release, it has been observed that the range of requests it can handle has been constrained by the type of queries users were posing. Prompts that have been deemed harmful, immoral, or illegal have been blocked.