Will ChatGPT really replace human jobs? This is what OpenAI founder thinks and it is scary
ChatGPT became even more powerful a few days ago with the advent of GPT-4. An improved language model also gives ChatGPT the ability to accept image inputs and generate output accordingly. Compared to its predecessors it can take on more complex tasks and is much better at handling them. Also, GPT-4 has passed various tests. The chatbot scored 88 percent on the LSAT and 89 percent on the SAT Math. It scored 80 percent on the GRE Quantitative test and 99 percent on the GRE Verbal test. Given its exceptional capabilities, ChatGPT is feared by many and people argue that it may replace many human jobs in the future.
Sam Altman, founder of ChatGPT’s parent company OpenAI, acknowledged the potential for chatbots to take away human jobs. However, he says that human creativity is limitless and new jobs and opportunities will emerge.
According to OpenAI founder, ChatGPT will eliminate human jobs
Altman talked about the possibility of AI replacing some human jobs in an interview with ABC News. He also said he was worried about how quickly the change would come. However, the CEO says that humans have ‘limitless’ creativity and will eventually find new things to do.
“I think that in a couple of generations, humanity has proven that it can adapt to huge technological changes. But if it happens in single-digit years, some of these changes… most of them,” he said.
Sam Altman added that people should see ChatGPT as a tool, not a replacement for people. “Human creativity is limitless, and we find new jobs. We find new things to do,” the CEO added.
Afraid of his creation
In the same interview, Altman said he was a little apprehensive about his work, worried that it might be misused to spread misinformation.
“We have to be careful here,” he added, adding, “I think people should be happy that we’re a little scared of this. If I say no, you shouldn’t believe me. Or I’m not very happy that I’m in this job.”
Fearing that ChatGPT could be used to spread disinformation, Altman said, “I’m particularly concerned that these models could be used for large amounts of disinformation. Now that they’re getting better at writing computer code, [they’ve] been used for offensive cyber attacks,” he said.
The OpenAI CEO said that while the AI tool is under human control, it cannot be sure of the humans controlling it.
“There will be others who don’t put some of the safety limits that we put in place,” he added, “and I think society has a certain amount of time to figure out how to react to that, how to. Regulate it, how to deal with it.”
Sam Altman grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and developed a strong interest in coding at an early age. In 2015, after working at various startups, Sam founded OpenAI, with the mission of saving humanity from the potential destruction of AI. The company was started as a non-profit research institute, dedicated to the cause. Elon Musk is one of the founders of the company. However, he called it quits in 2018.