The trend: The debut of generative AI made attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos nervous about the future of white-collar jobs and the rise of misinformation.
Tech recession as harbinger: The tech industry is turning to AI as its flagship product while the layoff bloodbath continues.
The overall US job market is strong for now, but if a recession hits, the fear faced by blue-collar workers for decades—that machines will replace them—will be more acutely shared by their white-collar counterparts.
The main takeaways: ChatGPT is sending shockwaves around the world, but in its current state, it’s only suitable for augmenting human creativity, not replacing it.
ChatGPT is a stepping stone to artificial general intelligence (AGI) for tech companies making rapid progress in the field.
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