Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Recently, a user on Twitter posted a screenshot of a conversation with GPT-4, the newer version of the popular language model developed by OpenAI. The user asked the AI chatbot to name 20 jobs that GPT-4 could replace, and the bot obliged with a rather blunt list.

The jobs listed by GPT-4 include A data entry clerk, a customer service representative, a proofreader, a paralegal, a bookkeeper, a translator, a copywriter, a market research analyst, a social media manager, a telemarketer, a virtual assistant, a transcriptionist, an email marketer, a content moderator, a travel agent, a tutor, a technical support analyst, a news reporter, and a recruiter.

While some of these jobs may not come as a surprise, the fact that AI can replace them is concerning for many people.

GPT-4 went on to list the human traits that it can replace in these jobs. It would be necessary for a human to have excellent typing speed and accuracy to be good at data entry, for example. Accordingly, GPT-4 listed these traits as easily replaceable by AI.

While this may seem like a threat to many people’s job security, it’s important to note that GPT-4 still only mimics human language and isn’t exactly aware of what it states.

It’s not just the list of jobs that GPT-4 can replace that’s concerning, but the fact that OpenAI, the company behind it, says that GPT-4 LLM is more creative and collaborative than ever before.

This only adds to the insecurities of people regarding their jobs. However, it’s important to remember that AI is still a long way from replacing humans completely. While AI can certainly automate certain tasks, it can’t replace the human touch when it comes to complex problem-solving, decision-making, creativity, and emotional intelligence.

However, it’s important to remember that AI is a tool that can be used to augment human abilities, rather than replace them.