Alright, check it out folks. We got some AI talk going on here. Now, Sam Altman, the big boss over at ChatGPT, he’s saying we shouldn’t go into panic mode just yet. He’s out here dropping knowledge bombs, saying that AI systems are way better at doing tasks than whole jobs. You feel me? He wrote a post on X, where he made it clear that AI ain’t out to take our jobs, it’s just helping us out by automating tasks. That’s the strength of AI, my friends.
But hold up, Altman did admit that in the future, AI might be able to handle some of the jobs we have today. Now, that might sound a little scary, but he’s got some positive vibes about it. He says, and I quote, “We will find new and much better jobs when that happens!” That’s right, he’s got faith in humanity to adapt and find new opportunities when the time comes.
Now, this all started with Ryan Petersen, the CEO of Flexport. He was talking about how AI is already speeding up tasks for his team. He mentioned this new GPT-4 based copilot they got over there that’s making their tasks take 30 minutes down to just 20 seconds. That’s some serious efficiency, people. Flexport is all about logistics and shipping, and they even rolled out an AI-powered supply chain platform to help automate things even more.
Petersen said a lot of tasks in freight forwarding can be automated with AI. He’s planning to knock ’em all down, one by one. Now, it’s not clear how this automation will exactly impact their jobs over at Flexport. But hey, Petersen believes that AI will make stuff cheaper for us consumers. So, that’s a plus, right?
Altman, being the wise man he is, used Petersen’s post as an opportunity to talk more about AI’s strengths. He emphasized how it helps us work faster and improves our performance. But he’s not hiding the fact that AI will eventually be able to do today’s jobs. He’s confident that we’ll find new and better opportunities when that happens. So, keep your head up, folks.
And guess what? There’s data to back up Altman’s beliefs. McKinsey did a report saying that while some folks might need to switch fields by 2030, AI will actually enhance roles in STEM, creative, business, and legal professions. It won’t straight-up eliminate jobs left and right.
Goldman Sachs also chimed in, saying that AI won’t completely take over. Only about 7% of current jobs in the US are likely to be substituted by AI, mainly in the legal and administrative fields. The rest, 63%, will be complemented by AI, and the remaining 30% won’t even be affected at all. So, there’s hope, my friends.
Alright, that’s the AI talk for today. Stay curious, stay open-minded, and keep evolving. Catch you on the flip side.