What’s going on:
As ChatGPT and similar AI tools captivate public attention, a recent Fishbowl survey revealed that more than one-third of workers used these technologies to complete job tasks. This marks a rise from the 27% of professionals who answered the same question in an earlier January Fishbowl survey.
Out of the 68% of respondents who claimed to use AI tools for their tasks, the majority did not inform their employers.
Why it matters:
ChatGPT could revolutionize HR; however, a multitude of sources have indicated that the tool has many kinks.
Stack Overflow, a platform used by coders and engineers, even instituted a short-term ban of ChatGPT due to its frequent inaccuracies. Plagiarism and authenticity are also worries that must not be overlooked.
How it’ll impact the future:
Reports of misuse caused OpenAI to devise a new tool, coined a text classifier, to distinguish AI-generated texts. However, the tool is in the early stages of development.
Federal regulators, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), have already voiced concerns regarding the potential for AI to create discriminatory hiring practices.
Moving forward, organizations and institutions are likely to be more vigilant in AI usage, particularly in cases where it could be leading to unintentional discrimination, bias and inaccuracies.