OpenAI’s free writing tool ChatGPT launched on 30 November 2022 has brought public attention to the possibilities of new advances in AI technology.
ChatGPT is an AI technology primarily designed to create human-like conversations, codes, text prompts, write academic essays, summarise reports, and create illustrations.
As per reports, many students have already started using ChatGPT to create essays and reports.
Many academics have shown concern that such technology can generate reasonably well-written answers to questions and essay reports thus increasing the rate of academic misconduct.
As a result, ChatGPT has been banned from public schools in New South Wales and Queensland.
However, some Australian universities are ready to work with advanced AI technology and have said that students can use ChatGPT or similar technology if it’s disclosed properly.
To sharpen its competition in commercialising AI market, Microsoft has also announced that it is making a “multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment” in OpenAI.
ChatGPT says it expects “jobs that involve repetitive tasks, data entry and simple decision making are most likely to be replaced … customer service representatives, telemarketers, and data entry clerks”.
A key question is: does ChatGPT or similar AI technology has the potential to take away your job in the near future?
Listen to The Australia Today‘s co-founder and editor Dr Amit Sarwal’s exclusive conversation with Dr Ritesh Chugh (Associate Professor, Central Queensland University) and Dr Paul Watters (Academic Dean, AAPoly).