Chat GPT - marvel or monster? January '23

After Open AI opened access to Chat GPT at the end of November 2022, the potential of AI (Artificial Intelligence) has been a hot topic for the past two months. A game-changer, a menace; a time-saver, a threat to many jobs: Chat GPT has been called many things. Love them or loathe them, AI tools are here to stay. It’s up to us to learn how to use them intelligently.


Over the past few weeks, I have encouraged my participants to experiment with Chat GPT and Chatsonic. We need to learn how to interact with AI. Now that access is possible without paying for it, we should use the chance to experiment. One thing is clear: the quality of Chat GPT’s results often depends upon the quality of the prompts.


Tools like Chat GPT are the ultimate word processors. They are trained on massive amounts of data and do an amazing job of instantly condensing and summarising. So, they can help us with research, speeding up analysis of existing information, recognising patterns and presenting results in a readable form.


Here are some questions I’m asking myself at the moment:


  • How can I improve the quality of my prompts to improve Chat GPT’s output
  • How can I use AI to save time?
  • Which areas of my work could I hand over to an AI tool?
  • Which areas of my work depend upon the human factor?
  • How can I improve my performance in these human-dependent areas?


Our task today is not to see AI as a threat, but as an opportunity. What can it do better than us? How can we let it do that?


And how can we use the time saved to do the important, deep-thinking work that only humans can do: imagining, innovating, bringing insight, dreaming, making surprising connections, identifying the real problems?


How can we develop ourselves as humans and really exploit our humanness: improving our emotional intelligence, empathy, sensitivity to others?


Our real value as communicators lies in our ability to connect deeply with other people, to inspire, to stir their emotions. Let’s work on getting better at that.


Questions for you:

  • How do you see AI affecting your job?
  • What can you do that AI can’t do?
  • How can you get better at that?