Almost 30% of Professionals Have Used ChatGPT for Work Purposes

Are you using OpenAI’s ChatGPT to help you work? You’re not alone. 

A recent survey found that 27% of professionals have used the AI-powered chatbot to help them complete work tasks. 

The findings(Opens in a new window) come from career-based social networking app Fishbowl, which polled 4,500 users about ChatGPT earlier this month. The chatbot launched in November, but it’s quickly become popular for its ability to write intelligible, human-like answers to a variety of questions.

In addition, the free program can check submitted text for spelling and grammar errors, write essays on numerous topics, and even generate computer code. Hence, it’s no surprise workers, along with students and cybercriminals, have found uses for ChatGPT.

An example of ChatGPT explaining a concept

(Credit: ChatGPT)

Fishbowl finds that people who work in marketing and advertising have been adopting the AI program the most. About 37% of these professionals have used the program to assist in their jobs. Following behind were tech workers at 35% and consultants at 30%. 

“Healthcare has the lowest usage with 15%. Accounting and teaching come in at 16% and 19%, respectively,” according to Fishbowl, which said people are tapping(Opens in a new window) ChatGPT to create cover letters, write(Opens in a new window) product descriptions to increase search rankings, and draft punchier reports.  

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About 20% of the women polled had adopted ChatGPT while 30% of men had. In terms of age groups, workers from Generation Z (people born in the late 1990s to early 2000s) have adopted ChatGPT the most at 29%. Generation X is at 28% while Millennials are at 27%.  

ChatGPT’s capabilities are so impressive it’s prompted many to wonder if future iterations of the program could replace white-collar work. In addition, Google reportedly views ChatGPT as a serious threat to its search engine. According(Opens in a new window) to The New York Times, the tech giant is scrambling to respond by rolling out its own AI-powered chatbots.

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