The ChatGPT, curse or blessing?

The ChatGPT: a chatbot that has answers to all of your questions and can even create a detailed report on command. This sounds like a fantastic technical revolution, but this form of artificial intelligence also gets a lot of criticism. And that comes not only from professionals who live off the pen.

Wanted among professionals

OpenAl's new invention has many advantages, which may explain why 43 per cent of professionals now use it while working. This was revealed in a recent survey of nearly 12,000 users of the business social network Fishbowl. Respondents from the likes of giants Amazon, Google and Twitter use the chatbot for writing emails, application letters, CVs, etc. The bot is trained to communicate in a human way, which makes it seem like the perfect solution for creating the monotonous and sometimes boring texts.

A danger to science?

The bot has become very popular within a few months, but there has also been a lot of criticism since the launch of this type of Al. Earlier this month, the hospital UMC Amsterdam released anarticle on the impact of ChatGPT on science. According to the sources (including Professor of Clinical Psychology Claudi Bockting), the chatbot sometimes delivers incorrect or misleading texts; so the accuracy is worrying, especially since we are talking about texts with scientific purposes. 

Technology news website went a step further, naming ten dangerous features of ChatGPT late last year. Among other things, it found the system to be exceptionally well suited for creating phishing emails and even malware. Cybercrime researcher Check Point Researchfound out that cybercriminals have already found a way to bypass ChatGPT's security to then use the chatbot to offer customers certain 'services'. And by combining ChatGPT and the chat app Telegram, users can set up malware and phishing emails in no time. So one may wonder if this new form of artificial intelligence is not far too convenient for cybercriminals..

What does ChatGPT mean for our professions?

Many wonder, due to human features of the chatbot, "is this a replacement for humans?" Especially professions that rely on text production, such as journalists, seem to be at risk. Yet at its current stage, the bot lacks the nuance, critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making ability that journalists are supposed to have, according to the Britsh newspaper The Guardian. In addition, ChatGPT has knowledge up until 2021, which means it does not have the most recent data. This, together with the possible incorrect answers, ensures that the bot is not (yet) capable of replacing humans and their professions.

But in any case, what it makes clear once again is that technological developments are happening at lightning speed and the consequences are not always easy to foresee. For us at Cravit, 'keeping a grip' is therefore the magic word; and our formula is Odoo, the business software that transcends all other traditional ERP systems. Thanks to the flawless integration of the various applications, your webshop works perfectly with your stock, finance and marketing tools. 

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