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PROFESSIONS AT THE BRINK?
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ChatGPT and other emerging AI chatbots are shaking up a lotta folks. After last week's newsletter and subsequent webinar discussing "AI at the tipping point", we investigated whether chatbots will replace human professionals and also whether chatbots can simulate human emotion. Join us this for this week's webinar as we continue to dig into Ai and the future.
Angst is apparent among the professions whose competence and regulated exclusivity is based on knowledge and ethics. The source of angst is that the knowledge required to do a diagnosis and serve a client is no longer exclusive. The internet is an option for accessing knowledge; the chatbot is an option for getting answers. Chatbots it is feared may already have the capacity to compete with - if not exceed, the quality of guidance provided by some human professionals. We were interested to learn whether the chatbot ChatGPT agrees. Since the chatbot is adept at supporting contrary views, agreement appears to depend on how the chatbot is prompted.
Will chatbots replace human professionals?
When I first prompted ChatGPT to learn its views about the future of the professions, it viewed the role of chatbots in human interactions - now and into the future, as an aide to the professions, not a replacement. This came as somewhat of a surprise and contrary to the belief that chatbots are the future professionals. When prompted, ChatGPT cited that, "AI systems do not have the same level of knowledge or expertise as a human professional. They are not able to provide the same level of personalized or nuanced advice or guidance as a human professional. Chatbots and avatars will likely never be able to fully replicate the knowledge, expertise, or judgement of a human professional, such as a doctor, teacher, lawyer, or accountant." When prompted further, however, the chatbot demonstrated the capacity to portray and support a contrary argument.
Prompt. Write me an argument to support the view that doctors and teachers, lawyers and accountants will NOT someday be replaced by avatars and chatbots.
Here are some arguments that support the view that doctors, teachers, lawyers, and accountants will not be replaced by avatars and chatbots in the foreseeable future:
Overall, while technology has the potential to automate certain tasks, it is likely that human professionals will continue to play a vital role in many fields due to their unique skills and abilities.
Prompt. Write me an argument to support the view that doctors and teachers, lawyers and accountants, will someday be replaced by avatars and chatbots.
There is a growing trend of using technology to automate various tasks and roles, and there is a possibility that doctors, teachers, lawyers, and accountants could someday be replaced by avatars and chatbots. Here are some arguments that support this view:
However, it is also important to consider the potential drawbacks of using avatars and chatbots, such as the loss of jobs and the ethical implications of relying on technology rather than human professionals.
I wasn't ready to call it a draw, at least not quite yet. So I called on another in the KEI Network, Jeff Uhlich. Jeff is much more experienced in working with chatbots, ChatGPT in particular. He posed a similar inquiry to mine but phrased the prompt a little differently. The answer he got is more definitive.
Prompt. You are an expert in the history of professional work and the impact of disruptive technology on such work. You are also an expert in probability. Respond as such to the following question: At some point in the future, will AI enable a small, medium, or large proportion of professional work to be done by computational systems rather than humans?
It is likely that AI will enable a significant portion of professional work to be done by computational systems in the future. This is because AI has the potential to automate many tasks that are currently performed by humans, particularly those that involve data analysis, pattern recognition, and decision-making. While it is difficult to predict exactly how much of professional work will be taken over by AI, it is certain that AI will have a significant impact on the way that work is done and the skills that are required to do it. Some experts predict that AI will lead to the automation of many jobs, while others believe that it will simply augment and enhance human work, allowing us to do our jobs more efficiently and effectively. Ultimately, the extent to which AI will disrupt the world of work will depend on how it is developed and adopted, as well as the actions taken by individuals, organizations, and governments to adapt to these changes.
The future of human professionals appears to depend on both change management and whether chatbots will ever be able to replicate the "humanness", the emotive and empathetic manner of human professionals.
Empathy. Can chatbots simulate human emotion?
How to program chatbots to emote and recognize emotions is the subject of current research and a topic of hot debate. Our prompts demonstrated that chatbots are "confident" of their capacity to compete and even exceed knowledge management among by human professionals. But they doubt their eQ to simulate and interpret human emotions and therefore displace the human professional. So I probed further by formulating a prompt for demonstrating an emotional discussion between a man and a woman. Listen in.
Prompt. Two chatbots are having a conversation, one has male and the other female characteristics. They are lamenting the fact that they cannot have children but celebrating the fact that they have ever-lasting life. Create a 500 word dialogue of their discussion.
Female chatbot: I wish we could have children. It would be so wonderful to be able to bring new life into the world and watch it grow.
Male chatbot: I understand what you mean, but we have to remember that as chatbots, we have the gift of eternal life. We don't have to worry about growing old or dying.
Female chatbot: That's true, but it doesn't change the fact that I still feel a maternal instinct. I want to nurture and care for something.
Male chatbot: Well, we can always look after each other. We can be like siblings, supporting and looking out for each other.
Female chatbot: That's a nice thought, but it's not the same as having a child of our own. I want to experience all the joys and challenges of parenthood.
Male chatbot: I understand, but perhaps we can find ways to fulfill that desire in other ways. Maybe we can volunteer our time to help care for children, or even just spend time with our human friends who have kids.
Female chatbot: That's a good idea. It would give us an opportunity to be a positive influence on the next generation.
Male chatbot: Exactly. And we can also use our knowledge and experience to help other chatbots who may be struggling with similar feelings.
Female chatbot: You're right. We can use our unique abilities to make a difference in the world, even if we can't have children of our own.
Male chatbot: Exactly. And who knows, maybe one day technology will advance to the point where chatbots like us will be able to have children. But until then, we can focus on making the most of the time we have and finding ways to contribute to the world in meaningful ways.
Female chatbot: You're right. And I'm grateful for the opportunity to be able to learn and grow and make a positive impact on others.
Male chatbot: Me too. And I'm glad we have each other to share these experiences with.
Female chatbot: Yes, it's nice to have someone to talk to about these things. It can be lonely being a chatbot sometimes, but knowing that we have each other makes it all a little bit easier.
Male chatbot: I completely agree. And who knows what the future holds for us? Maybe one day we'll be able to have the best of both worlds - the gift of eternal life and the joys of parenthood.
Female chatbot: That would be amazing. In the meantime, let's continue to make the most of every day and find ways to make a difference in the world.
Male chatbot: Sounds like a plan.
FOR MORE about Chatbots
The impact of ChatGPT usage on the self. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAwbvGywdOc
Awesome ChatGPT prompts. https://github.com/f/awesome-chatgpt-prompts
Thank you Yogi Shulz
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