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Diversity is not important to artificial intelligence, but

 Diversity is not important to artificial intelligence, but

Given that artificial intelligence technology (AI/ChatGPT) has already begun replacing desk workers, it begs the question: why should young individuals invest four or more years in mastering knowledge and skills that AI can proficiently handle? The increasing tally of jobs relinquished to this cunning entity, which appears to be omnipresent yet elusive, is enough to shake our foundational beliefs about strategizing for the future.


In the past, the objective was to guarantee access to a college education for all individuals. However, a wiser approach today would be to assist people in cultivating skills associated with outdoor work and physically demanding occupations. While chatbots have the ability to write, they lack the capability to perform tasks such as changing a lightbulb, plumbing a house, providing healing through human touch, growing vegetables, or fulfilling numerous other essential jobs that cater to humanity's most fundamental requirements.


To clarify, "GPT" stands for "generative pre-trained transformer," which denotes the processing, request handling, and response formulation methods employed by ChatGPT. ChatGPT undergoes training via reinforcement and reward models that assess and rank the most suitable responses. Although the rationale behind the Supreme Court's 6-3 verdict on affirmative action is best analyzed by legal experts, the ramifications of AI's rapid proliferation across diverse domains should be apparent to anyone, even considering the potential impact on replaceable professions such as law.


I brought up AI during a recent meeting with my kid, but he quickly asked to shift the conversation. I'd prefer not talk about it, he said.


"Why does it upset you?" I inquired. "Because of the potential impact it can have on my career," he explained. Sadly, his concerns are not unfounded. As a writer with a law degree, he relies on regular clients to sustain his livelihood. While he may be secure in his unique niche at the moment, many other writers in similar situations have experienced the abrupt loss of their entire client base overnight. In a recent article by tech reporters Pranshu Verma and Gerrit De Vynck, they detailed the story of Eric Fein, a writer from Bloomingdale, Ill., who received notifications from all his clients, informing him of their intention to "transition" to AI. It seems that almost everyone is embracing this transition nowadays. As a result, Fein has made the decision to return to school to pursue a career as an HVAC technician. Another displaced writer in San Francisco has embarked on a new profession as a dog walker.


Indeed, amidst the disruption caused by technology's advancement, irony persists. As it replaces humans in various domains, technology also has the potential to make us more human in certain ways. Embracing outdoor activities and spending less time confined to a desk can undoubtedly contribute to better health and well-being. Furthermore, if more individuals shift towards pursuing skilled labor, it may lead to a positive outcome where we can finally find reliable assistance for household issues that surpass our own expertise.

Humane, a company led by its co-founder and chairman Imran Chaudhri, is on the verge of introducing a groundbreaking innovation known as the "wearable AI assistant." This pocket-sized invention is poised to revolutionize both technology and humanity. Chaudhri emphasizes that the purpose of this device is to intentionally humanize interactions by eliminating the need for various gadgets like smartphones, watches, and even computers that often act as barriers to genuine human connection. The wearable AI assistant created by Humane consolidates the functions of these devices and more, utilizing the palm of the hand as a display screen. This design allows individuals to freely express emotions, maintain eye contact, and importantly, remain aware of their surroundings as they navigate through life.


Indeed, these advancements in technology evoke both fear and excitement. The potential for liberation and boundless creativity seems limitless, constrained only by the boundaries of our imagination. However, it is important to acknowledge that the implications for our current way of life, particularly regarding white-collar jobs or the work-from-home culture, carry the potential for catastrophic consequences. The rapid progression of technology has the capacity to disrupt and transform traditional employment landscapes, posing significant challenges to the livelihoods and roles of many individuals.


On a positive note, AI does have its limitations. While it possesses intelligence in a logical and analytical sense, it lacks the emotional aspect that makes us distinctly human. This "Vulcan-like" intelligence, focused solely on the mind, renders AI inadequate in replicating the nuances of human expression. While AI may be capable of replacing writers when it comes to producing user manuals or standard content, it falls short in terms of emotional depth and experiential memory necessary for crafting beautifully written pieces that capture the essence of language. Algorithms may generate commonly used words, but a skilled writer possesses the ability to choose more evocative and precise language. Each writer has their unique voice and style, akin to an individual's fingerprint, making their contributions irreplace


Indeed, Eric Fein's experience highlights an important aspect of the human touch in content creation. It appears that at least one of his clients recognized the superior quality of his work compared to that generated by AI and chose to return. However, it is worth noting that some clients may prioritize cost savings over quality, opting for AI-generated content despite its potential drawbacks. This distinction underscores the fact that humans have diverse needs, such as steady salaries, health benefits, vacation time, sick leave, and family support, whereas AI requires none of these considerations.