ChatGPT to Replace Human Jobs? OpenAI Founder Gives a Concerning Statement!

Sam Altman, the creator of OpenAI, has said that ChatGPT might replace a variety of jobs. He continued by saying that he was worried about how fast this transition would occur.

With the release of GPT-4 a few days ago, ChatGPT became even more potent. ChatGPT can receive image input and produce the appropriate output, thanks to the improved language model. In comparison to its predecessor, it is also considerably more capable of tackling jobs that are more complex.

Moreover, GPT-4 has excelled on a number of tests. The chatbot scored an 88 percentile on the LSAT and an 89 percentile on the SAT Math. Also, it scored 80 percent on the GRE quantitative exam and 99 percent on the GRE verbal exam. With its extraordinary capabilities, ChatGPT is feared by many, and some claim that it may eventually displace a large number of human occupations.

Sam Altman, the creator of OpenAI, the parent firm of ChatGPT, acknowledges that chatbots may displace real workers from their occupations. But he also asserts that the creative potential of people is unbounded and that new occupations and opportunities will materialize.

Human employment at risk

In an interview with ABC News, Altman discussed the potential for artificial intelligence to displace some human employment. He continued by expressing concern over how soon the transformation may occur. The CEO does add, though, that people have "limitless" ingenuity and will eventually come up with fresh ideas.

Altman said, "I think over a couple of generations, humanity has proven that it can adapt wonderfully to major technological shifts. But if this happens in a single-digit number of years, some of these shifts ... That is the part I worry about the most."

Sam Altman also asserts that ChatGPT should be viewed as a tool rather than as a substitute for actual human interaction. "Human creativity is limitless, and we find new jobs. We find new things to do," the CEO added.

Progress is scary

In the same interview, Altman also admitted to feeling apprehensive about his invention and concerned that false information would be disseminated via it.

"We've got to be careful here," he said, and added, "I think people should be happy that we are a little bit scared of this. I think if I said I were not, you should either not trust me, or be very unhappy I'm in this job", said Altman.

On his fears of ChatGPT being used to spread false information, Altman said, "I'm particularly worried that these models could be used for large-scale disinformation. Now that they're getting better at writing computer code, [they] could be used for offensive cyberattacks," he said.

The CEO of OpenAI continued by saying that although people are in charge of the AI tool, he cannot be certain of those humans.

There will be other people who don't put some of the safety limits that we put on," he said and added, "society, I think, has a limited amount of time to figure out how to react to that, how to regulate that, how to handle it."

Sam Altman, who was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, showed a strong interest in coding from an early age. After working for several startups, Sam founded OpenAI in 2015 with the goal of preventing AI from potentially destroying humans. The business started out as a nonprofit research organization committed to its mission. One of the organization's founders was Elon Musk. He did, however, leave it in 2018.