Though others have interviewed ChatGPT, I had some anxiety-riddled questions of my own: Will you take my job? Are you sentient? Is the singularity upon us?
These questions are half facetious, half serious. If you’ve been hidden away and somehow missed the ruckus, here’s what all the commotion’s about: In November, conversational AI tool ChatGPT took the world by storm, crossing one million users a mere five days after its release, according to its developer, San Francisco’s OpenAI. If you are still one of those who think this is all hype, take it up with Microsoft (MSFT). The tech giant announced on Jan. 23 it would invest $10 billion in ChatGPT and its maker OpenAI, a follow-up to the tech giant’s previous $1 billion investment.
To find out how good ChatGPT really is — and if I’ll have a job by this time next year — I decided to give it a test drive, attempting to get as close as possible to interviewing it in the way I would any other source. I asked it some questions and made a few requests, from how many jobs it might replace to testing out its songwriting chops.
My first question was simple, more of a « get to know you, » the way I would start just about any interview. Immediately, the talk was unconventional, as ChatGPT made it very clear that it’s incapable of being either on- or off-the-record.
Then, we cut to the-chase in terms of the bot’s capabilities — and my future. Is ChatGPT taking my job someday? ChatGPT claims humans have little to worry about, but I’m not so sure.