Robots Are Coming For Many Jobs, Including Journalists

From a Wall Street Journal story by Greg Ip headlined “The Robots Have Finally Come for My Job”:

For centuries, new waves of automation have been greeted by predictions of widespread job loss and convulsive disruption. For centuries, the predictions have been wrong.

Could artificial intelligence be different? The weight of history says no. The revolutionary character of ChatGPT begs us to reconsider.

AI has been seeping into our lives for years now, such as completing our sentences in emails and web searches. Yet going from those iterations to “generative AI” such as ChatGPT is like going from dynamic cruise control to full self-driving. ChatGPT can answer questions in ways we thought were the exclusive preserve of humans, more quickly and cheaply.