An emerging group, calling itself the ‘overemployed,’ is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence generative in general and that of ChatGPT in particular to work in multiple full-time jobs at the same timeinforma Vice.
Note that most of the jobs they do involve a fair amount of written material, such as creating marketing materials, in which the chatbot has proven to be better than even humans.
“That’s the only reason I got my job this year,” one of those workers told the publication. “ChatGPT likes 80 percent of my work if I’m honest,” adding that he even used ChatGPT to apply for new positions thanks to the incredible letters of recommendation that the chatbot creates.
The reality is that when OpenAI released it for free in December, it opened the eyes of the public to just how powerful AI has become in recent years, and already many are taking full advantage of the tool—since Everyone decides if they are for or against.
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Continuing with the examples, another “overemployed” worker, who also spoke to Vice on condition of anonymity, said that They were able to generate useful code to work on three financial reporting jobs at once. And a college professor was able to juggle his teaching job with running a digital marketing agency and even a tech company.
other employee uses it to transcribe Zoom meetings so they don’t have to pay attention and can review the notes later.
As for the criticism that the fact of having several jobs can cause thanks to the favor of ChatGPT that speeds up their tasks, these people are clear about it: they don’t think they are doing anything wrong. However, they prefer to remain anonymous and not reveal who they are.
It is true that some of the interviewees —although it is unknown if they include all of them— state that They do not do it out of greed but because of current job instability and the fear of being fired.
Also, the latest release of GPT-4 seems to be giving them even more than they had before and improving their job. “I can tell it to create a story and it does it for me, based on the context I gave it,” they told Vice. “The text it generates will generally need some minor tweaking,” he added, “as it sometimes makes mistakes.”
Precisely in this last aspect is where they consider that the human need resides. This element is what some of the workers believe will prevent them from losing their jobs to ChatGPT’s AI altogether, as it their presence is still required to verify what is generated.