There’s a lot of talk of AI destroying jobs – and even taking over the world. While we might be a long way from ‘world-takeover,’ the latest launch of Chat GPT by Open AI has got the world to sit up and take notice.
If you don’t know what Chat GPT is, you need to take a look – right now. It represents a dramatic step-change in how humans interact with artificial intelligence – and vice versa.
Instead of talking about GPT, we went straight to the source and interviewed GPT for this Gone Global edition. Let the bot represent.
GPT got a bit chatty. Its full answers were about 1,700 words, so I went back and asked it to summarise. GPT kindly condensed it down to about 500 words – the perfect length for the Gone Global newsletter. I have not edited the answers in any way.
I encourage you to checkout the full interview here including the original long-form answers.
Here we go. First, with a warm-up question:
What is Chat GPT?
GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is a language processing model developed by OpenAI that can generate human-like text. It is a chatbot that uses natural language processing (NLP) to understand and respond to user input. There are several versions of GPT, including GPT-2 and GPT-3, which have increasingly larger models and can generate more sophisticated text.
However, GPT is not designed for general conversation and may not always produce appropriate or relevant responses to user input. It is best used for specific tasks that require the generation of text.
What is your opinion of staff outsourcing?
As an AI, I do not have personal opinions or biases. However, outsourcing can offer access to a wider pool of talent, reduce labor costs, and allow a company to focus on its core competencies. However, it can also result in loss of control over the quality of work, difficulties in managing external contractors, and potential job losses for in-house employees.
The decision should be based on a company’s specific needs and circumstances, weighing the potential benefits and drawbacks.
Staff outsourcing can be considered unethical. What are the reasons for this, and are they founded?
Outsourcing can raise ethical concerns such as job loss, exploitation of workers, loss of control over the quality of work, and cultural sensitivity issues. These concerns should be considered and addressed by companies when deciding to outsource, and companies should ensure that they are acting ethically and responsibly in their outsourcing decisions.
Does staff outsourcing lead to the exploitation of workers, or does it offer good economic opportunities to those countries?
Outsourcing can have both positive and negative impacts on workers and economies, including providing employment opportunities and economic growth in the destination country, and facilitating the transfer of skills and knowledge. However, it can also lead to exploitation of workers and job losses for in-house employees in the country where the work is being outsourced from.
The overall impact will depend on various factors such as employment terms, laws and regulations, and the actions of companies outsourcing the work. It is important for companies to consider the potential impacts on all stakeholders and act ethically and responsibly.
What are the positive impacts of staff outsourcing for the destination countries?
Outsourcing can have positive impacts on the destination country, including creating employment opportunities, contributing to economic growth, facilitating the transfer of skills and knowledge, and providing access to global markets. The extent of these impacts will depend on various factors such as employment terms, laws and regulations, and the actions of companies outsourcing the work.
It is important for companies to consider the potential impacts on all stakeholders and act ethically and responsibly.
There are concerns that AI will damage the outsourcing industry. Does this argument have merit?
There is debate about the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the outsourcing industry. Some experts argue that AI could lead to job losses and a decline in demand for outsourced services, while others argue that it could create new employment opportunities and demand for outsourced services.
The exact impact of AI on the outsourcing industry will depend on a variety of factors, including the tasks being outsourced, the capabilities of AI technology, and the laws and regulations in place.
It is important for companies to stay informed about developments in AI and consider the potential impacts on their business and workforce as they make decisions about outsourcing.
Those are pretty impressive insights from the fabulously nerdy GPT. Take a look at the full interview and answers here.
Will Chat GPT do away with the need for a human workforce? Not likely. But it will certainly change the way we get work done. And this is just the beginning…
The question for your business
Are you starting to see more AI and automation in your business processes?