An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: About a year ago, Ben discovered that one of his friends had quietly started working multiple jobs at the same time. The idea became popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, when working from home became the norm, making it easier to implement the program. In fact, a community of cross-functional scammers has converged on the Internet, referring to themselves as “unemployed”. The idea intrigued Ben, who lives in Toronto, and asked Motherboard not to use his real name, but he didn’t think it was possible for someone like him to pull it off. helps financial technology companies commercialize new products; The job includes creating reports, storyboards, and presentations, all of which involve writing. He said there was “no way” he could have done his job twice on his own.
Then, in the past year, he started hearing more and more about ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot developed by the research lab OpenAI. Soon, he was trying to figure out how to use them to do his job faster and more efficiently, and work that used to be time-consuming became much easier. (“Not easier,” he said, “like, much easier.”) That alone didn’t make him unique in the world of marketing. He said everyone he knew was using ChatGPT at work. But he began to wonder if he could get a second job. Then, this year, he made the decision, a decision he attributes to his new favorite online robot game. “This is the only reason I got my job this year,” Ben said of OpenAI. “Chat GBT likes 80 percent of my job if I’m being honest.” He even used them to create cover letters for job applications.
Over the past few months, the explosive popularity of ChatGPT and similar products has led to growing concerns about the potential impacts of AI on the international labor market — specifically, the percentage of jobs that could be automated away, replaced by a well-equipped army. Chatbots. But for a small group of quick-thinking and sometimes devious people, AI technology has it It turned into an opportunity that people are not afraid of, but rather exploitedWith their employers, it seems, no one is the wiser. The people Motherboard spoke with for this article requested anonymity to avoid losing their jobs. For clarity, Motherboard has in some cases assigned people pseudonyms in order to distinguish them, though we checked each of their identities. Some, like Ben, have been drawn into the redundant community as a result of ChatGPT. Others who were already working multiple jobs have used recent advances in AI to bolster their position, like an Ohio tech worker who upped his job count from two to four after he began integrating ChatGPT into his work process. “I think maybe five would just be an exaggeration,” he said.