Are we all in danger? (Photo: Reuters)
Are artificial intelligence systems like ChatGPT going to produce a huge tsunami of non-essential positions and new unemployed people who will have trouble making a living?
Well it depends on who you ask.
In an interesting report published by the World Economic Forum, they estimated that by 2025, more than 85 million workers will become redundant, but more than 97 million new positions will be added to the global economy. However, despite the optimism reflected in the report, it is clear that naturally, These new positions will probably require specific abilities that not all people have or have developed along the way.
Among other things, the report shows that the most sought-after positions in the future will require skills such as critical thinking, analysis, problem solving and self-management, as well as resilience, resistance to pressure and mental flexibility.
To understand how essential these features are and how exactly the next few years will affect the world of work, it's worth dwelling on the reason why systems like ChatGPT cause so much stress and concern around the world.
In a position document published by the White House, it is claimed that until today, technology has helped in the creation of automation, knew how to handle repetitive tasks and produce useful work tools.
Today, AI does much more than that and allows, among other things, to produce content and perform "human" jobs of various kinds, in an almost identical way to that of human workers.
Those who know how to use AI to their advantage, instead of fearing and fighting these tools, can actually improve their abilities and become much more sought-after and essential employees.
Avi Shanir, CEO of ELEVATION tells in this context about an interesting case that happened in the state of New York, where the use of ChatGPT was banned in educational settings.
"What needs to be done is exactly the opposite. Students should be allowed to prepare lessons with the help of AI and then let them explain why the program is incomplete and offer alternatives or completeness. In order for their answer to be holistic, they need to exercise critical thinking and creativity - and above all to realize that technology never One hundred percent accurate."
The AI is a worker, not a manager
Some experts can argue that the use of AI at work and in school may turn off creativity and impair the ability to work, think and reach conclusions on our own.
On the other hand, Maya Buchnik, a career and job search consultant, and a mentor at "Droshim IL", suggests that if we study these tools in depth and use them wisely, it can actually help us sharpen our brains, enhance our performance and become more sought-after employees in the future world of work.
"For example, you can use ChatGPT to collect information and get in-depth explanations about topics that we are not experienced in or do not know enough about. This can help us research much more, in less time, while the system cross-references information from several places and presents the most accurate information, without us having to search and move between different sites".
In addition, tools like ChatGPT can help in writing better texts, in creating presentations, lesson plans and tutorials, as well as in drafting opinions, emails and even speeches.
At the moment, these tools are mainly effective in English, but in the coming years, their familiarity with the Hebrew language is also expected to improve considerably.
It is also important to understand that ChatGPT can be an excellent partner for brainstorming, when we feel "stuck" and want to think about new directions.
The tool can even help us prepare for a job interview and get another opinion when we are debating between several options.
And when looking for a job, you can also use this tool to find out what the average salary is in the economy, according to position, field, industry and practical experience.
And in the same breath, Buchnik suggests that we all remember where the line is between correct use of these tools and harmful reliance on them: "Artificial intelligence tools can be like 'employees' that you employ.
In this scenario, of course it is your responsibility to monitor them, check that they are doing a good job, correct, refine and above all give your unique tone.
In a world where the contents will be more and more similar and universal, we will all be measured by the way we pour our unique vision and personal voice into the roles we play."
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