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Impact of ChatGPT from a psychological point of view

The coolest and latest cutting-edge hit that has the potential to change the way we work, think and play is ChatGPT. I downloaded the app a week ago and have been exploring its possibilities. Think of a super turbocharged google that is completely interactive and who can understand you at a level where you think you are conversing with a real human. Welcome to the new AI world! I can imagine combining this technology and 5G will take humans to a new standard of living.

Market Changer

ChatGPT is a market changer, and in one swipe, it has the potential to erase a lot of freelance jobs from the market. It will be a catalyst for how we learn and could significantly change the entire academic and schooling system. People do not need to spend years to acquire a skill now since the skill can be learned in minutes using ChatGPT. You want content for social media. Instead of racking your brain for content, the AI bot can provide you with grammatically and well-phrased content in seconds! The integration of this technology into self-care and self-help systems is immense. I ask the AI this question, "How to heal from a broken heart?" and the answer it gave me is the kind of answer that would put many therapists to shame; it is accurate, empathetic and it is based on scanning 2000 years of knowledge, i.e. all the knowledge stored in the internet. Can the answers be more credible than this? NO! Humans would not have the capacity to recall knowledge the way it does.

For the longest time, I have been telling people that these days, knowledge means nothing. How many of us have to spend years in university to gain knowledge, and how much of that knowledge do we apply in real-life to give us our dream life? According to research, less than 37% of what we learn in college is applied to our daily life. So, going to college to get this knowledge with these types of technology now in the market is not a good investment. And soon, it would be considered redundant. So all of us with PhDs, let us not be too proud of ourselves since AI is now overwhelmingly more knowledgeable than us in our field of expertise. Knowledge is not important, but the application of knowledge will be increasingly important as technology evolves. Example: How will AI chatbots like ChatGPT change the world?

I ask it this question: "How will chatbots like ChatGPT change the world?" This is how it answered me: It is difficult to predict exactly how AI technology will change the world, as it has the potential to impact many different areas and industries in a variety of ways. However, AI has the potential to revolutionize fields such as healthcare, transportation, education, and many others by automating tasks, improving efficiency and accuracy, and providing new insights and solutions to problems.

For example, AI technology could be used to analyze large amounts of medical data to identify patterns and correlations that may help doctors diagnose and treat diseases more effectively. It could also be used to automate certain tasks in manufacturing and other industries, improving efficiency and reducing the need for human labor.

In terms of chatbots like chatGPT, they can be used to improve customer service by providing quick and accurate responses to customer inquiries, freeing up human customer service representatives to focus on more complex tasks. Chatbots can also be used in education, providing personalized learning experiences and allowing students to learn at their own pace.

Overall, the potential uses and impact of AI technology are vast and varied, and it is likely that it will continue to play an increasingly important role in our daily lives as it evolves and becomes more advanced. From a psychological perspective, how will it change the way humans think?

Here is another question that I asked: From a psychological perspective, how will chatGPT change the way humans think? and here is how it answered me:

It is difficult to predict exactly how chatGPT or other AI technology will change how humans think, as it will depend on how it is used and the context in which it is used. However, it is possible that using chatbots or other AI technology could potentially alter the way humans think and interact in the following ways:

  1. Dependence on technology: As humans increasingly rely on AI technology to perform tasks and provide information, they may become more dependent on technology and less reliant on their own knowledge and skills.

  2. Changes in communication: AI technology like chatbots can facilitate communication and make it easier for people to connect with others, but it could also potentially lead to a decline in face-to-face communication and the development of social skills.

  3. Impact on decision-making: AI technology can be used to analyze large amounts of data and provide insights that can help humans make more informed decisions. However, relying too heavily on AI technology to make decisions could potentially lead to a decline in critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  4. Effect on employment: AI technology has the potential to automate many tasks, which could potentially lead to job loss in certain industries. This could lead to changes in the way humans think about work and their role in society.

It is important to note that these are potential impacts and it is difficult to predict exactly how chatGPT or other AI technology will change the way humans think. It will depend on how it is used and the context in which it is used.

Well, there you go; you have a glimpse of this new AI chatbot's immense potential; remember, it learns and becomes better over time as more users use it. In many ways, it will soon become the ultimate therapist where, as you interact with it, it begins to learn about how you think, feel and behave. We are entering a new world with this technology, where interaction with a machine will become more meaningful than with humans and all their sensitivities and emotional mood swings. A psychological nightmare scenario From a psychological perspective, having machines do your thinking for you will create humans that do not know how to think for themselves, and the risk is that they could become more easily manipulated. Humans who cannot think critically may have to rely on machines to solve their problems in the future, and this could potentially cause their overall IQ and EQ to drop shifting humankind back to the dark ages should there be a power failure. Also, humans are social animals. Having to interact with machines on a daily basis and a reduction in human-to-human interaction could lead to some unexpected changes in our society, good or bad, we can only wait for a see.


About the Author


Dr. Lennie Soo

Founder and Clinical Director of 360 Wellness Hub.

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