Will ChatGPT save your job - or take it over?

Wondering whether ChatGPT will make you more effective, or do your job so well that you are no longer needed?

ChatGPT is one of the new generation of AI tools. You can ask it for help and it can turn its hand to a huge range of tasks.

ChatGPT as a Python coder

Today I used it to write a very simple but useful computer application. The task would have taken me half an hour or so. ChatGPT did the job in a few seconds, and the code it write was well-structured, readable and well commented.

So far so good - but what about other tasks?

I decided to make a short video about what I'd done. (Watch this space to see it when it's ready). 

I knew that my first step would be to write a script.

Could I ask ChatGPT to help me do that?


Here's what happened next.

ChatGPT as scriptwriter

Here's what I typed:

Earlier today I got ChatGPT to write a simple application for me. Now I want to make a video showing the process and the result. I'd also like to explain why the automation of small coding tasks can have a huge impact on personal productivity in the medium term. Help me by writing a rough script for the video.

Here's how ChatGPT responded:

Sure, I can help you with that. Here's a rough script for the video:

[Introduction] Hello, in this video, we're going to show you how to automate small coding tasks and why it can have a huge impact on your personal productivity in the medium term.

[Explanation of the problem] As a developer, you know that even small coding tasks can take up a lot of time and energy. For example, writing a simple application may require hours of coding, debugging, and testing.

[Solution: automation] But what if there was a way to automate these tasks? That's where automation tools come in. By using automation tools, you can save time and focus on more important tasks that require your attention.

[Demo] Let's demonstrate this with an example. Earlier today, I asked ChatGPT, a large language model trained by OpenAI, to write a simple application for me. Here's how it works:

[Show the code generated by ChatGPT]

As you can see, ChatGPT was able to generate the code in just a few seconds. This saved me a lot of time and effort that I would have otherwise spent writing the code myself.

[Benefits of automation] Now, let's talk about the benefits of automation. By automating small coding tasks, you can:

  • Save time and increase productivity
  • Focus on more important tasks
  • Reduce errors and improve code quality
  • Learn new skills by exploring automation tools
  • Free up mental space for creative thinking and problem-solving


In conclusion, automation can have a huge impact on your personal productivity in the medium term. By using automation tools, you can save time, reduce errors, and focus on more important tasks. So why not explore automation tools and see how they can help you become a more productive developer? Thank you for watching! 

Want to play? 

What do you need to do to use OpenAI's ChartGPT demo? I asked ChatGPT. Here's what it said.

To use OpenAI's ChatGPT demo, follow these steps:

  • Go to the OpenAI website (https://chat.openai.com/) and scroll down to find the "Chat" demo.
  • Click on the "Chat" demo button to open it.
  • Once the demo is open, you will see a text box where you can type in your message. Type in a message and hit the "Enter" key or click the "Send" button to send your message.
  • ChatGPT will respond to your message with a generated response. You can continue the conversation by typing in another message and hitting "Enter" or clicking the "Send" button again.
  • You can also adjust the settings of the demo by clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner. Here, you can change the model, the temperature, and the maximum length of the response.

Note that the demo is intended for demonstration purposes only and may not be suitable for all use cases. Also, keep in mind that ChatGPT is a language model and may generate responses that are inappropriate or offensive. It's important to use ChatGPT responsibly and ethically.

Give it a spin, and let us know how you got on! 




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