Artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots like ChatGPT could eventually replace more than 4.8 million jobs—according to ChatGPT.
- Coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas tells Fox News Digital that the firm has been experimenting with ChatGPT.
- After asking the chatbot “What jobs can ChatGPT replace,” ChatGPT told the firm that it could replace and outperform most any job that requires repetitive and predictable work or jobs that are specifically related to language.
- This list of fields includes customer service, translation, interpretation, technical writing, copywriting, data entry, machine learning, mathematics, computer science, robots, and business, Yahoo Finance reports.
- OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, defended the technology, noting that AI may enhance or simplify jobs without necessarily replacing them.
Why It’s Important
As we previously reported, the dangers of AI are very much on the minds of tech-industry leaders and innovators, who see the rapidly proliferating technology as a source of potential good and chaos. Many ethicists are sounding the alarm that technology is moving too quickly and needs to be temporarily delayed or stopped to account for the dangers and let regulatory policy catch up.
ChatGPT has proven to be an unparalleled success for OpenAI, which already has more than 100 million active users. The demand has pushed other companies like Google and Baidu to rush their own AIs onto the market. Business leaders at Microsoft and OpenAI have already been forced to acknowledge that the technology does pose risks.
Beyond fears of disrupting the job market, the technology has already been noted for its disruptive effects on disinformation, political biases, copyright concerns, and relative instability, with ChatGPT occasionally answering questions in unhinged ways.
“Right now, artificial intelligence should be viewed as a tool to support workers and not as a replacement for their roles. Certainly, predictive language models can be used to automate tasks, giving workers more time to focus on those involving higher thinking,” Challenger, Gray & Christmas SVP Andrew Challenger tells Fox News Digital.
“AI systems with human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society and humanity, as shown by extensive research and acknowledged by top AI labs,” says a signed letter from tech leaders, including Elon Musk, Andrew Yang, and Steve Wozniak.