It has been said for a long time, but it seems that many still do not want to admit it: artificial intelligence is coming strong enough to be able to replace certain tasks in the work of some people in certain fields. In the same way that the industrial revolution and the mechanization of work forever transformed our society and the work environment, the AI tools they can end up affecting numerous areas and some could be yours.
GPT-4, we don’t talk about anything else
The OpenAI language model seems to be the monotheme of the internet and it is not for less. Released just a few days ago, it marks a major overhaul of GPT-3 and a significant advance in everything this platform is capable of.
People are slowly accessing a new tool (still paid, the open version is still not available) that is allowing incredible things to be done: from creating a video game (yes, a video game) to improving the prompts for MidJourney, to setting up a web page.
An endless number of options open up before us and that only raises the eternal question again: can AI reach put jobs at risk of a lot of people?
The most vulnerable jobs? before the development of AIs
The company OpenAi, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, has presented a document in which an in-depth analysis of how GPT can influence many jobs of the US labor market. Taking into account the capacities of GPT and its correspondence with the occupations of certain jobs, the numerous tasks that are carried out in each of them -we are talking about a classification of almost 20 thousand- and the different processes involved, it has been developed a large table that reflects the most vulnerable or exposed professions:
By the term “exposure” he refers to the probability that a GPT system will reduce the time required for a human to complete a task by at least 50%.
Contrary to what one might think, the jobs that currently earn more income, as well as those related to programming and writing –ouch!– are the ones that are more “exposed” to GPT “eating their toast”, while those in which science and critical thinking are more present (psychology, for example), it is more difficult for the OpenAi solution to achieve take over some of your tasks.
OpenAI publishes which jobs are threatened by GPT-4:
Writers, mathematicians, office workers, accountants, financiers, engineers, lawyers, web designers, etc.
The more education you need a job, the more vulnerable.
They are saved: basic sciences and critical thinking.
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Still, OpenAi warns that while GPT-4 can significantly reduce the time it takes to complete a task compared to a human, that doesn’t have to mean the complete replacement of a human by AI in a job, but rather a huge aid and that there are numerous factors in a society that can influence the eventuality of such a circumstance.
What do you think about it, do you think that the digital revolution will end many jobs and we are witnessing its beginnings?