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There’s a new Bard in town – Make AI your friend

Written by Editor

July 11, 2023

How interacting with AI responsibly can future-proof your career

AI and language bots offer solutions, enhance workflow and productivity

By Raine St.Claire

As the world rapidly embraces advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), it becomes increasingly important to adapt and stay ahead in the evolving landscape. 

One valuable skill that can safeguard your career is developing a friendship with AI language models such as ChatGPT and Google’s answer to ChatGPT – a conversational AI chatbot named Bard.

Access to immediate knowledge and expertise

Both these AI language models serve as an extensive reservoir of information, acting as a reliable source for quick and accurate knowledge. By accepting AI language models into your work repertoire, a significant wealth of information spanning various domains, immediately becomes available. 

From industry-specific insights to the latest trends, these language bots can promptly address your queries, helping you remain well-informed and knowledgeable in your field. This access to expertise greatly enhances your problem-solving capabilities and renders you a valuable asset in any professional setting.

Continuous Learning and Skill Development

Chat bots can function as your virtual learning companion, aiding in ongoing skill development. Through meaningful conversations, you can delve into new topics, seek clarification on complex concepts, and even receive personalised recommendations for further study. By leveraging the AI’s knowledge, you can expand your skill set, broaden your horizons, and stay ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving job market. This commitment to lifelong learning positions you as a versatile professional, adaptable to changing industry demands.

Enhancing Communication and Writing Skills

Effective communication of ideas is an essential skill in any career. 

Incorporating AI language models as the prevailing standard of workplace functionality, you have the opportunity to refine your communication and writing skills through practice and feedback.

Engaging in conversations with the AI model enables you to articulate your thoughts effectively, groom your arguments, and cultivate a compelling writing style. 

Chatbots can provide valuable suggestions and improvements to hone your communication skills in written and verbal forms, ultimately supporting your professional success.

Collaboration and Creative Thinking

Look at chat bots as a creative partner, fostering collaboration and ideation. By leveraging its capacity to generate ideas and provide alternative perspectives, you can explore innovative solutions to complex problems. Engaging in brainstorming sessions with chat bots can help you overcome mental barriers, think beyond traditional boundaries, and approach challenges from fresh angles. This collaboration nurtures a creative mindset, enhancing your problem-solving capabilities and positioning you as a valuable contributor to any team or project.

Automation and Time Optimisation

Establishing a friendship with AI language models opens doors to automation and time optimisation in your professional life. By delegating repetitive or mundane tasks to the AI, you can allocate your time and energy towards high-value activities that require human expertise. Whether it involves automating data analysis, generating reports, or conducting research, ChatGPT can assist in streamlining workflows, increasing productivity, and achieving more within less time. This strategic utilisation of AI showcases your efficiency and resourcefulness, making you a valuable asset to your organisation.

Proceed with caution and consider the following:
  1. Exercise caution
    GPTs rely on historical data and have limitations within their training dataset.
  2. Maintain confidentiality
    Avoid sharing sensitive information, such as protected health data, to protect privacy. Adhere to secure data practices.
  3. Rely on trust but verify
    Chat bots are transparent about its training data limitations and encourage users to consult experts for medical advice. Evaluate the output independently and utilise it alongside expert knowledge.
  4. Stay alert for warning signs
    Although rare, GPTs may exhibit unusual behaviour or unintentional biases. Stay vigilant to mitigate any unexpected issues.

In an AI-driven world, it is clear that embracing language models like ChatGPT and Bard will set you apart from the competition. 

By tapping into its extensive knowledge, refining communication skills, fostering creativity, and optimising time through automation, you can enrich your professional journey and adapt to the changing demands of the workplace. 

However, it is crucial to acknowledge their limitations. 

Err on the side of caution. Remember that GPTs are trained to follow an instruction in a prompt and provide a detailed response.

While they might ensure that you remain relevant, empowered, and well-equipped to tackle the challenges, they should be seen as tools to augment our work rather than replacements for human expertise and critical thinking.

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