What would take a human being years of diligent study to pull off is now being completed in an instant by ChatGPT, which threatens to make white collar workers obsolete in the coming years.
Short for "Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer," ChatGPT was unleashed just two months ago. Since then, it has taken the world by storm. (Related: The World Economic Forum has launched an AI-controlled "global intelligence" machine to police and remove unapproved ideas from the internet.)
Billionaire electric vehicle (EV) guru Elon Musk is already singing the praises of ChatGPT, which is hardly a surprise considering he is one of the founders of OpenAI. Meanwhile, others are wondering: what will this thing do to the United States economy?
Not only do humans now have the ability to cheat on competency exams using the tool, but the tool itself could one day replace humans in the workforce – without the need for pay, time off, medical leave, and all of the other things people require as part of life.
ChatGPT, says Ethan Mollick, an associate professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will soon be able to achieve an MBA, or become a "doctor" or "lawyer." The sky's the limit.
Fellow Wharton Prof. Christian Terwiesch put out a report about ChatGPT explaining that, while still in its crude infancy, the AI bot already achieved a B to a B- on the final exam of a typical MBA core course, which is impressive.
ChatGPT also "performed well in the preparation of legal documents," the research further shows, adding that "the next generation of this technology might even be able to pass the Bar exam."
Mollick actually requires his students to use the AI program in his courses on innovation and entrepreneurship.
"I think we haven't fully absorbed the fact that careful academic papers have found ChatGPT clearly passes some of the most challenging American professional exams," he said.
Another professor out of Yale University had ChatGPT take the United States Medical Licensing Exam, for which it earned a passing grade. Others at different schools already tested it successfully with the Bar exam, too.
Anything the smartest humans can do, ChatGPT seems to be able to do it, too.
"One thing we all know for sure is that ChatGPT is not going away," added Andrew Karolyi, dean of Cornell University's SC Johnson College of Business.
"If anything, these AI techniques will continue to get better and better," he further explained. "Faculty and university administrators need to invest to educate themselves."
Google is also eyeing the technology, which it plans to use as an "enhancement" to its search engine. Google executives are already engaged in plans to "demonstrate a version of its search engine with chatbot features this year," as well as unveil more than 20 additional new projects powered by AI.
Google is so committed to embracing AI that it has already laid off more than 12,000 employees in order to shift to AI as "a domain of primary importance," to quote one news source.
"The nixing, the largest in the company's 25-year history, stoked fears that services like ChatGPT could put copywriters, journalists, customer-service agents, and now even lawyers and doctors, out of a job," reported the DailyMail Online (United Kingdom).
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