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ChatGPT Creator Sam Altman Says 'Jobs Are Definitely Going Away' Due To AI

Bharat Sharma
Bharat Sharma
Updated on Jul 26, 2023, 13:38 IST- 2 min read
ChatGPT Creator Sam Altman Says 'Jobs Are Definitely Going Away' Due To AI

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools have a lot of potential in transforming industries around the world. While ChatGPT and similar services can boost productivity for many employees, some will also end up losing their jobs.

According to Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT, the development of AI could provide the "most tremendous leap forward" for people's quality of life.

ChatGPT Creator Sam Altman Says Reuters

What will AI do to jobs?

At the same time, he warned that it would be "crazy not to be a little afraid of AI" and its potential to trigger "disinformation problems or economic shocks."

In a new interview with The Atlantic, Altman opposed the idea that AI will only have a positive impact on workers, suggesting that the fears related to AI technologies are very real.

"A lot of people working on AI pretend that it's only going to be good; it's only going to be a supplement; no one is ever going to be replaced," he said. "Jobs are definitely going to go away, full stop."

ChatGPT Creator Sam Altman Says Unsplash

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ChatGPT and similar tools like Google's Bard have caused some paranoia for workers, especially in creative industries. While many people believe that AI can never truly replace humans and that AI would make a valuable assistant to humans, some others have been more pessimistic about its effects on employment.

The truth is that even if not all jobs are replaced, many will simply disappear. In March, Goldman Sachs predicted that 300 million full-time jobs across the world could be disrupted, if not replaced, by AI.

Also read: Apple's Generative AI Tool That Will Rival ChatGPT And Bard Could Come Next Year

ChatGPT Creator Sam Altman Says Unsplash

Even then, AI could help create new jobs, many believe. People would simply have to find a way around using AI effectively to add to their skills. What do you think about AI's impact on jobs? Let us know in the comments below. For more in the world of technology and science, keep reading