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10 resources to better understand ChatGPT and its implications

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23ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chat bot that generates human-like answers when users enter written questions or prompts. GPT stands for Generative Pre-training Transformer. It uses vast amounts of internet text data and patterns to provide answers in a conversational way. When it launched in November 2022, ChatGPT had 1 million users, and sparked buzz and debate about its opportunities and risks as a revolutionary technology. Here are resources that break down how ChatGPT works and its potential implications for the future of work.

An Ongoing Conversation About AI (NYSCATE) [Webinar]

A webinar exploring what generative AI is, its potential impact on the future of education and some of the ways educators and administrators can approach this new tech. At 35:11, it discusses five things that educators can start doing with their students. At 44:10, breakout room participants share ideas on creative ways to use ChatGPT, fears and concerns, and solutions and opportunities. Presentation slides are available here.

ChatGPT: A game changer for employment services? (CareerWise) [Blog]

Denis Gravelle and Han Tran of Devant explain key considerations of using ChatGPT for job search and in employment services, what users need to be cautious of and how to write effective prompts to make the best use of this tool.

ChatGPT: Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue (OpenAI) [Blog]

ChatGPT creator OpenAI explains the methods it used to train the bot to learn and compose responses, the technology’s strengths and its weaknesses.

Five Remarkable Chats That Will Help You Understand ChatGPT (The Atlantic) [Article]

A snippet of social media conversations with ChatGPT that illustrate the level of sophistication as well as the limitations of this technology.

GPT-3: All You Need to Know about the Next Wave in AI (Haptik) [Webinar]

Held in 2020, this webinar explores GPT-3 as the new AI language model. While it doesn’t focus on ChatGPT specifically, it gives context around the technology used by ChatGPT. At 23:19, there are discussions on its use cases in the real world such as e-commerce, content population and various business functions.

How will ChatGPT affect jobs? (The National UAE) [Article]

This article suggests that the need for trained computer programmers, data scientists, software engineers and the IT ecosystem around AI is only going to grow. It also has a short video explainer comparing an article written by the bot with one written by the human author.

Quick Thinks: AI Has Entered the Chat — a “Conversation” with ChatGPT (Think Fast, Talk Smart) [Podcast]

Think Fast, Talk Smart is a podcast produced by Stanford Graduate School of Business and hosted by Matt Abrahams, lecturer in strategic communication. In this episode, he interviews ChatGPT about its purpose, sources of information and ethical considerations. Communication and critical-thinking skills are invaluable when working with this technology.

The Future of Chat GPT (Sipod) [Article]

Along with providing a definition of the technology, this article covers the history of ChatGPT and its future and potential use cases, from customer support, to health care, to travel and entertainment. It also offers a balanced perspective on ChatGPT’s impact on employment and the opportunities and challenges that come with it.

Understanding Chat-GPT, And Why It’s Even Bigger Than You Think (Josh Bersin) [Podcast]

Providing additional context on similar technologies, this podcast and accompanying article explore where the technology might lead and how jobs (e.g. editors, reporters, analysts, etc.) will be enhanced by this technology over time.

What Does ChatGPT Really Mean For Your Job? (Forbes) [Article]

Lawyer, copywriter, journalist, computer programmer, human resources and teacher are among the roles this article suggests would benefit from ChatGPT. Learning to work alongside AI to automate mundane tasks would allow people to focus on augmenting human skills that machines don’t have such as strategy, innovating, complex problem-solving and other skills that require emotional intelligence.

Katrina Rozal Author
Katrina Rozal is a Communication Specialist. She has 10 years of combined experience in producing content for Canadian news media and the British non-profit sector.
Katrina Rozal Author
Katrina Rozal is a Communication Specialist. She has 10 years of combined experience in producing content for Canadian news media and the British non-profit sector.
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