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ChatGPT, the Newest AI in the Neighborhood: Mesmerizing for Some & Alarming for Others

by Carlos A. Vázquez    |    December 13, 2022    |      4 min read


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There’s a new AI in the neighborhood. Since its unveiling, it’s captured attention from people in all sectors. ChatGPT has software developers, content creators, writers, and academics talking about it. Why? They are stunned by its writing ability, proficiency at complex tasks, and ease of use.

In the days since it was released, academics generated responses to exam questions that would result in high grades if submitted by an undergraduate, and programmers have used the tool to solve coding challenges in obscure programming languages in a matter of seconds. In fact, Stackoverflow has temporarily banned responses generated by the AI to slow down the influx of answers and other content created with ChatGPT.

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What is ChatGPT?

In its own words, ChatGPT is a large language model developed by OpenAI, founded by tech billionaire Elon Musk. It is trained on a massive amount of text data, allowing it to generate human-like responses to a given input. ChatGPT is designed for chat applications and other interactive environments where it can generate responses to user inputs in real-time.

What are Some Use Cases for ChatGPT?

One of the primary uses for ChatGPT is in generating human-like responses in chatbots and other conversational systems. Chatbots are increasingly popular as a way for businesses and organizations to interact with their customers and users, and ChatGPT can help make these interactions more natural and lifelike. By using ChatGPT, chatbot developers can create systems that can hold more engaging and realistic conversations with users, making them more effective and user-friendly.

Another potential use for ChatGPT is in generating human-like text in a variety of applications. For example, it could generate natural-sounding responses in customer service systems, create  personalized content for websites or social media, or to help with content creation for marketing and advertising.

Is Chat GPT a Replacement for Developers?

No, but it can be an effective tool for them. It is also unlikely that ChatGPT or any other artificial intelligence will be able to fully substitute programmers. While AI can assist with certain tasks and can even generate code in some cases, it still requires human oversight and expertise to create and maintain complex software systems. Programming is a highly specialized field that requires a deep understanding of computer science and software development principles, and it is unlikely that AI will fully replace human programmers in the near future (but let’s ask us this question again in ten years).

However, the use of AI in programming and other fields is already having an impact on the job market. As AI becomes more advanced and capable of performing a wider range of tasks, it is likely that some tech jobs will be automated or made redundant. This could have a negative impact on employment in the tech industry, especially for engineers who do not adapt to new technologies like machine learning.

And What About Non-tech Jobs?

Well, can you tell which paragraphs in this article were written by the AI? Probably not, and that is because it uses natural language processing (NLP) to understand and generate human-like text.

Since its release, ChatGPT has created some interesting stuff. Content creators, script writers, and even lawyers have used the tool to come up with some creative ideas.

For example, this user asked ChatGPT to make a movie, with key characters, protagonists, plot, and even a plot twist:


Despite the flaws in the beta version, the use of ChatGPT is expected to play a major role in the future and is likely to be used in a wide range of industries and applications like healthcare. By using AI to assist with diagnosis and treatment, healthcare providers can improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care.


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The Future of Work with AI

Overall, the use of AI like ChatGPT is likely to grow and evolve in the coming years. While it may have some negative impacts on the job market, it is also likely to create new opportunities and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of many business and organizational processes.


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