ChatGPT can Take Your Career To The Next Level
Instead of making humans redundant, professionals are trying to learn new techniques to supercharge their work. Moreover, they are also utilizing chatGPT to automate mundane everyday tasks to carry out their jobs more efficiently and quickly.
Though chatGPT is a fantastic tool, it still a not replace human intelligence and creativity. The tool has many limitations and recognizing the situation where human skills, knowledge, judgment, and creativity are still vital.
Learning to use this powerful tool is still challenging for many professionals, but it is still vital to learn in this fast-moving age of AI.
What is ChatGPT?
For those of you who may not have tried – or even heard of – ChatGPT yet, firstly, what’s it like living on Mars? Secondly, the Cliff’s Notes version is that it’s a conversational interface (or chatbot) that understands and generates human languages. Think Alexa or Siri but far more advanced and capable of handling much more complex inquiries and responses.
It’s an example of “generative AI” because it can use existing data to generate new outputs, ranging from poetry and fiction to emails, essays, blog posts, and even computer code. ChatGPT was created by Open AI, which is funded by a number of technology and venture capital firms, most prominently Microsoft, who recently invested $10 billion and are integrating it into their Bing search engine. To get a little more technical, ChatGPT itself is actually a user interface (UI) for OpenAI’s large language model, called GPT-3. It was trained on a dataset consisting of over 175 billion pieces of information, including web pages, books, and articles in many different languages.
Professionals Can Supercharge Their Abilities With Generative AI And ChatGPT
Dominic Allon, CEO of cloud CRM solutions provider Pipedrive, discussed how businesses and professionals would incorporate generative AI into their work.
” It’s helpful to reflect on how previous technological advancements have been integrated into the way we get work done”.
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, quotes the example of a calculator. How does a calculator work on changing math problems and teaching math?
“It got integrated into how we work quite quickly. The new tool can generate text quickly in a foundational, quite generic but logical manner”.
Augment Your Skills With New Abilities
But that’s just the start. Crucially, professionals can use it to augment their abilities to carry out tasks that might happen to fall outside of their skillset or area of expertise.
For example, a data analyst might be good at drawing conclusions based on charts and statistics but not great at writing these up into reports for their colleagues. This is where generative AI can step in, lending a hand with day-to-day activities and enabling professionals to spend their time on tasks where their strength lies.
Conversely, a writer can use their analytical abilities to augment their written work with statistics, even if they aren’t great at statistical research and analysis themselves.
Teachers might be fantastic at drawing the best out of their students and encouraging them to achieve their potential in exams but not enjoy the process of creating lesson plans or designing learning material. They can put generative AI to work to fill in the blanks in their skillset and become a more rounded, capable professional.
And a computer programmer might instinctively know how to use their programming language of choice but find it hard to explain what their code is doing to a non-coder. Generative AI can annotate code and create human-language explanations of what’s happening under the hood.
The Way Forward
There are three most straightforward ways to change ourselves into supercharged. The first and essential step is to think about how AI can automate the routine and repetitive tasks we do every day.
Secondly, how it might help expand our capabilities to take challenges and overcome them.
Last, how can we utilize the time we have freed by harnessing generative AI to spend more time on genuinely human tasks? This means that we have to work smartly to generate new innovative ideas.