Is AI Technology Taking Over Traditional Jobs?
How AI and ChatGPT Are Changing the Job Market
You can’t scroll on social media or be out in public without seeing something either created by AI or promoting it as the way of the future. While you may be open to change, you likely have some concerns about just how much we’re going to start relying on softwares like ChatGPT.
Even after everything you’ve heard, you likely have one very important question…
Is ChatGPT Going to Replace Jobs?
Since its introduction to the world in November 2022, ChatGPT has been making huge waves in the business community. It’s led people to question their job security.
But should you be worried?
While ChatGPT and other AI technology will change the way we do things, it will never replace the need for human involvement. While ChatGPT is a great resource and can do amazing things, it cannot:
This is where you come in. You can do all of those things and more because you know your audience.
AI doesn’t know that your customers rely on your pet food because it’s the only place within a 100km radius that offers organic food.
It doesn’t know that your clients choose your pet grooming business because your staff know how to handle their fearful cat.
ChatGPT can never replace the trust and connection you have with your loyal customers. They’re the ones who are going to help drive your business forward.
If your business was a car, using ChatGPT is the equivalent of putting the car in neutral while your customers push it forward: it makes it exponentially easier to move.
If Anything, ChatGPT Will Change How Some Jobs Are Done
This is not new or groundbreaking information. Technology has been changing the scope of numerous jobs since the industrial revolution. People still have jobs, but they look a little different than they did decades ago.
Here’s how some industries can change drastically or moderately thanks to AI and ChatGPT.
Coding and Computer Programming
We’re in a programmer shortage.
Following the Great Resignation, software developers, engineers and coders are in high demand. The U.S. Labor Department claims that an estimated 85.2 million software engineers will be needed to fill vacancies by 2030.
Perhaps even more alarming is that companies around the world risk losing a combined total of $8.5 trillion in revenue because of the lack of people filling those positions.
This is where ChatGPT and other AI technologies come into play.
Technology can help manage the shortage by:
Optimizing Code: ChatGPT and AI can be used to optimize software code. By analyzing code and finding patterns, AI can identify areas for improvement, reduce bugs, and improve efficiency.
Automating Code Generation: AI can generate code automatically to reduce the workload of software engineers. It can help speed up the coding process and make it more efficient.
Simplifying the Recruiting and Hiring Process: AI can analyze resumes and identify relevant skills and experience to streamline the hiring process.
Something to keep an eye on is how ChatGPT is going to affect the hiring process. Robots are exceptionally skilled at performing entry level work, which means entry-level positions may become a thing of the past. Anyone hired would be moved into a higher level that requires experience that these new hires may not have.
Does this mean that the software being written will be less reliable? Only time will tell.
Copywriting and Content Creation
AI, no matter how good, can never fully replace an experienced, professional copywriter (the content writer writing this page whispers to herself like a mantra). But if she isn’t worried, you shouldn’t be either.
While some major publications like CNET and BuzzFeed have started using ChatGPT to create content, they often have to issue corrections. As of right now, ChatGPT only has access to information from prior to 2021. It can’t help you stay up-to-date on the latest trends and statistics. And it definitely can’t produce original content or ideas. But you know who can?
Your valuable employees and freelancers.
You know what else they can do?
Form human connections.
Humans buy from humans. If you can form a connection and appeal to their values and frame yourself as the all-powerful entity who can cater to their deepest desires and solve the major problem they’re facing, you’ve got yourself a raving fan.
AI technology could never do that.
But it can do the heavy lifting for you.
You can use it to get you past the writer’s block that seems to come at the worst times and to find generic keywords. Generic being the operative word here. If you want real, tangible results, you should hire a professional SEO company… like us.
An event is only as good as the people behind it.
While you can use ChatGPT and other AI models to develop new ideas, write your risk management assessment, draft proposals and contracts, and create post-event surveys, there are a few things that AI can’t do. Humans are needed to:
Of all the things AI can’t do, the last point is the most important. If you think of every event you’ve been to, it’s been planned by people with a vested interest in its success.
It’s likely planned by someone with the same passion for the topic as you. Whether it’s a concert, a tradeshow, a wedding, or even a carnival, the people behind the scenes actually care about its success as more than just a part of their job.
Teachers and Educators
The best educators are able to forge human connections with their students to help them grow academically and personally. AI could never get a raucous group of elementary students to calm down. It could never comfort a middle schooler who was being bullied. And it can’t give real and personal advice to a high school senior who is struggling to make a decision about their future.
What it can do is streamline processes for the teachers. It can help with developing lesson plans, grading papers, and creating fun assignments to name a few benefits.
The Fear of AI Replacing Jobs is Real, But Not Necessarily Warranted
There has always been the threat of jobs being replaced by technology. It’s been a possibility since technology advanced enough to replace traditional jobs.
The rise of ChatGPT and other advanced AI models doesn’t mean you’ll be out of a job next month or even next year. What it does mean is you’ll have more time to focus on the more enjoyable elements of your job, like interacting with your clientele and implementing creative ideas that make you, your staff, and your customers happy.
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