Will ChatGPT and Other AI Tools Take Over My Job?

By Lumify Learn Team  |  April 8, 2024

Since the dawn of generative artificial intelligence (AI), a technology that can create new content based on previous data, a wave of innovation has swept through the IT industry.

One of the most popular AI tools today is ChatGPT — OpenAI’s latest creation that seemingly gives answers about anything under the sun. After ChatGPT, Microsoft announced Copilot, which the software company markets as an "everyday AI companion." Not to be outdone, Google also offers Gemini, a collection of AI models, apps, and services powered by Google's AI models.

Generative AI tools have various uses in different fields. For instance, they can revolutionise healthcare by assisting doctors in diagnosing diseases more accurately and efficiently, and by developing personalised treatment plans for patients. When it comes to creativity, AI platforms can even generate images, poems, music compositions, and even code.

With AI becoming capable of performing some things that people normally do, concerns are rising about the potential impact on jobs across different industries. Some analysts have even predicted that certain jobs are at risk of being eventually replaced by AI tools.

In this blog, we’ll learn how workers can protect themselves from being replaced by AI and how to pivot towards making waves in the space as an AI professional with Lumify Learn’s .

Know AI's Strengths and Weaknesses

In The Art of War, Sun Tzu famously said: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”

The first step for anyone wondering if AI tools available right now can replace them in their jobs is understanding how it works and its limitations.

Today’s AI fundamentally relies on training data — information that human researchers and developers have collected to serve as a learning model for it to perform its tasks. Think of it as going to school, where one reads books and learns from teachers to know a particular concept or accomplish a specific task. The more one spends learning, the more one becomes proficient.

That, in itself, maybe the downside of AI tools. It only knows what it knows, regardless of right or wrong. The veracity (or truthfulness) of the training data can be — and is being — questioned by members of the tech community and the media.

Founder of WolframAlpha.com, Stephen Wolfram, noted on his blog the countless mathematical mistakes ChatGPT committed. Mashable reported that it also fails at answering facts and trivia questions. Finally, Search Engine Journal cites numerous reasons that content created by AI might not work well for SEO.

As one leading researcher in the AI space mentioned in his LinkedIn account, ChatGPT is "Mansplaining as a service."

Workers who feel their jobs are at risk of being replaced by AI should check out the programs first-hand to see their strengths and weaknesses to understand the value only humans can provide.

Start Upskilling Against AI

That said, even as AI has its limitations, training models will inevitably improve. Sooner or later, it will make business sense for employers to downsize (or eliminate) specific entry-level jobs that AI can handle (whether through off-the-shelf solutions or custom-built programs). Lower-level positions that deal with daily repetitive tasks, such as in the media, programming, customer service and legal fields should take notice.

So how does one future-proof themselves from the AI onslaught? By upskilling, of course.

Upskilling makes employees more valuable as they can do more than their job description. It prepares them for a promotion rather than a layoff with the new skills they’ve gained from training.

Online courses are an excellent start for those who wish to upskill while working. Lumify Learn’s offerings, for example, let anyone learn at their own pace. At the same time, they’ll learn from the best through weekly sessions with trainers and mentors with first-hand industry experience, preparing them for a more fulfilled career in the workplace that AI cannot simply replace.

Be Part Of the AI Revolution

But the best way to beat the AI game is to join the AI game. As much as artificial intelligence is set to make some jobs obsolete, it also opens new career opportunities. According to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report, the artificial intelligence industry will bring about 97 million new jobs worldwide in the coming years.

Fortunately, Lumify Learn currently offers anyone a head start to joining the AI revolution with its . This course provides renowned certifications from industry titans AWS and TensorFlow, allowing students to explore AI's fascinating and rapidly evolving world.

Beyond the learning process, Lumify Learn also prepares, guides, and introduces students to potential employers in the AI field with its exclusive Lumify Edge program. This will help students present themselves in the best possible way to prospective employers within the Lumify Group network and other organisations seeking talent in AI.

Don’t get left behind. Enquire about our course today.

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