Let’s answer a quick question we’ve seen come through our channels since we’ve been playing around with AI and what content it can create. Will AI replace my job? On YouTube, you’ll see this topic come up frequently with two sides to it. One side believes AI will replace jobs and the other doesn’t.

Since we’ve been exploring AI ourselves we decided to jump in and also ask the question. Is ChatGPT or AI replacing my job, and how soon will it replace my job?

Let’s jump in!

I recently watched a YouTube video with a German researcher for AI. The way he answered this question was unique and uplifting. He rephrased the question to focus less on what jobs AI already replaced and read more similar to this: 

What kind of jobs do we want to hand over to the machines or AI? 

He uses the example of nurses to prove his point further. Nurses spend 40% to 60% of their time on documentation. This means they are working away from their patients to complete all of their documentation.

If they were to use AI to reduce that amount of workload, then they could be spending more time with their patients. Since Covid, there has been a nursing shortage. AI could potentially reduce a shortage and allow more doctors and nurses to help more people. AI is a tool that’s only here to replace humans or take away jobs if we want it to. 

Look at AI from a Different Perspective

This topic often comes up a lot for bloggers because so many people use AI to write blog posts. You can write a blog post with AI and will still need a human to go through and edit. A human needs to make sure it matches your brand, messaging, and exactly what you – not the AI – want to tell people.

If you’re a blogger and maybe on Fiverr or Upwork, and you’re nervous about being hired less, ask yourself these two questions next time: 

  1. How many more blogs could you write with a tool like AI on your side? 
  2. How many more customers could you help with a tool like AI on your side? 

This may mean that the amount of work that you’re putting into each blog goes down. Therefore the amount of money that you’re making per blog goes down because you’re able to charge less. Add a positive spin to this by thinking about how many more times you can help people by creating more blog content

We really challenge you to think of AI as a tool, an asset, and a resource. Entrepreneurs and marketers can now amplify the work that we’re doing to produce more of it and put it out there in the world.

We don’t think AI will replace jobs unless, as this German researcher said, we want the machine to replace that job. Think about how you can use it as a tool to amplify what you’re doing. Don’t be afraid of using AI because you think it will replace you.

Editors note: This article was originally a transcript reworked by Sophia Stone, Interact Marketing Intern

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