ChatGPT and the Job Market: 5 New Career Opportunities in the Age of AI
Apr 2, 2023
Disclaimer: Well, as things stand now, I just want to let you know that this blog post was not generated by ChatGPT. ChatGPT was used to correct the grammar and replace some of the words to make it more readable, but the ideas and opinions expressed are solely mine and were not generated by any AI.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world as we know it, and ChatGPT is one of the latest and most advanced AI tools in the tech industry. ChatGPT is a large language model that is trained to understand natural language and generate responses based on user prompts. It has the potential to revolutionise the way we communicate with machines and has already made significant strides in various industries.
With the emergence of ChatGPT, news, and research are circulating about how current jobs will be affected due to automation and ease of information. For instance, only a few days ago, Goldman Sachs economists said that ChatGPT could threaten 300 million jobs around the world. While in some cases it's true that some jobs will be affected, there are also some jobs that will have potential openings in the coming years. So, In this article, we are going to explore five different career options that I think will have potential openings or even high demands in the future.
5 Career Options in AI
With the increased use of AI tools like ChatGPT and people giving access to their personal information, cybersecurity experts will have an important role to play. They will be responsible for protecting sensitive information about the user, preventing cyberattacks, and ensuring that no user data is compromised. Cybersecurity exports will continue to grow as the usage of AI tools increases, making it a promising career path for those interested in this field.
ChatGPT's announcement of plugin support in their latest blog post, plugin developers will have increased demands in the future. With plugins, ChatGPT can be integrated into web browsing and perform certain actions like checking and booking a flight on the user’s behalf. This means that most of the software today (if not all), will have AI integrated with them through plugins, which will require skilled developers to create and maintain it.
LLM Developers & Researchers
ChatGPT uses a Foundation and Large Language Model (LLM) for generating answers from its knowledge based on user prompts. This will create a need for LLM developers and researchers. Although the position will not be vacant in every company due to funding constraints as LLM research could be quite expensive, I suppose there will be some companies around the world who will be willing to have their own team doing research on this.
Lightweight AI Models Developers & Researchers
As mentioned in the above point, AI models like LLM require a huge amount of computing resources to run, which can potentially be expensive, and very less companies can afford it. This creates a need for lightweight AI models that can still work as required while running on affordable hardware. Developers who can better understand this model and create or work on lightweight models might be in high demand in the coming years. Similarly, researchers who can explore new ways of designing and training these models will also be in demand.
While communicating with ChatGPT does not require expertise, the answer it provides could be more valuable when the prompt is concise and has more details. This is also often referred to as Prompt Engineering. Similarly, ChatGPT and ChatGPT API also provide fine-tuning of their models which requires expertise. Therefore, people specializing in these fields might also have demands from companies using AI and ChatGPT to leverage their products and productivity.
The rise of AI and AI tools such as ChatGPT presents both challenges and opportunities for job seekers and workers in all industries. It surely will change the job market significantly in the coming years. While some jobs might become obsolete, there will be several new job sectors that will see a rise in demand.
In this article, we discussed five new potential job sectors that can have a significant rise in the job market. A key point to consider is that these are just a few examples, and there are likely to be many more job opportunities emerging as AI continues to develop and become more useful. Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to remain updated on the recent advancements and trends of AI, and to have the willingness to acquire new expertise to stay ahead of the competition.
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