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OpenAI Research Says 80% of U.S. Workers’ Jobs Will Be Impacted by GPT

In a paper posted to the arXiv preprint server, researchers from OpenAI and the University of Pennsylvania argued that 80 percent of the US workforce could have at least 10 percent of their tasks affected by the introduction of GPTs, the series of popular large language models made by OpenAI. They also found that around 19 percent of workers will see at least 50 percent of their tasks impacted. GPT exposure is greater for higher-income jobs, they wrote in the study, but spans across almost all industries. They argue that GPT models are general-purpose technologies like the steam engine or the printing press.

Marshall McLuhan and the future of digital research

Here’s why ChatGPT raises issues of trust

ChatGPT doesn’t produce sentences in the same way a reporter does. ChatGPT, and other machine-learning, large language models, may seem sophisticated, but they’re basically just complex autocomplete machines. Only instead of suggesting the next word in an email, they produce the most statistically likely words in much longer packages.

Because ChatGPT’s truth is only a statistical truth, output produced by this program cannot ever be trusted in the same way that we can trust a reporter or an academic’s output. It cannot be verified because it has been constructed to create output in a different way than what we usually think of as being “scientific.”

How do we stop the robot takeover? As AI gets smarter, meet the academics on a mission to save humanity from the matrix

The dawning of AI’s golden age poses all manner of tricky questions. If we allow machine intelligence to do our jobs and clean our houses, pick our music and television, generate our art and essays, judge our legal cases and diagnose our illnesses, what will be left for us to do? What’s so special about being human in the age of advanced artificial intelligence? What’s so special about being human at all?

The rise of emotion recognition technology

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Mastercard Begins Facial-Recognition Rollout With Retailers

Self-driving cars that measure your mood

Intel calls its AI that detects student emotions a teaching tool. Others call it ‘morally reprehensible.’

Microsoft stops selling emotion-reading tech, limits face recognition

Zoom’s A.I. tech to detect emotion during calls upsets critics

How to Use ChatGPT for Strategic Foresight: Limitations, Possibilities, and Workarounds

On futures and foresight, the focus of my own queries, ChatGPT readily admits that it’s not a crystal ball (a good start). As a language model, “it does not have the ability to predict future events or to understand the long-term consequences of actions.” Or so it tells me. It will even qualify any future-oriented questions with a standard disclaimer, “It’s hard to predict the future of [X] as it will depend on many factors…”

ChatGPT also confesses to other things it can’t do. It can’t understand what it says — neither the meaning nor concepts of its utterances. It can’t fact-check — at least not yet. By its own admission, it “does not have the ability to reason, plan or solve problems in the same way that a human can.”

Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach

Across the country, university professors like Mr. Aumann, department chairs and administrators are starting to overhaul classrooms in response to ChatGPT, prompting a potentially huge shift in teaching and learning. Some professors are redesigning their courses entirely, making changes that include more oral exams, group work and handwritten assessments in lieu of typed ones.

How ChatGPT Will Destabilize White-Collar Work

In the next five years, it is likely that AI will begin to reduce employment for college-educated workers. As the technology continues to advance, it will be able to perform tasks that were previously thought to require a high level of education and skill. This could lead to a displacement of workers in certain industries, as companies look to cut costs by automating processes. While it is difficult to predict the exact extent of this trend, it is clear that AI will have a significant impact on the job market for college-educated workers. It will be important for individuals to stay up to date on the latest developments in AI and to consider how their skills and expertise can be leveraged in a world where machines are increasingly able to perform many tasks.

The incredible shrinking future of college

In four years, the number of students graduating from high schools across the country will begin a sudden and precipitous decline, due to a rolling demographic aftershock of the Great Recession. Traumatized by uncertainty and unemployment, people decided to stop having kids during that period. But even as we climbed out of the recession, the birth rate kept dropping, and we are now starting to see the consequences on campuses everywhere. Classes will shrink, year after year, for most of the next two decades. People in the higher education industry call it “the enrollment cliff.”