Q: What kind of intellectual property risks could AI bring?
Mazlan: Well, there are some potential hiccups, especially if folks aren’t careful about inputting data into the AI system, especially when some other entity manages that system. Take ChatGPT from OpenAI, for instance. If we input top-secret, not-yet-patented data into it, there’s a risk our juicy secrets get exposed and become known as ‘prior art.’ This could torpedo our ability to patent those discoveries later. But, if we own the AI system, we can keep a lid on things more effectively. A funky little detail is that AI-created images aren’t eligible for copyright because they’re not human-made. Who knew, right?
Q: Do you think AI could put jobs at risk in the future?
Mazlan: For sure, it’s possible. AI could snap up a bunch of jobs, and firms might not need as many human employees as before. Right now, humans and AI are partners in crime – the AI does the job, but it still needs human input and guidance. But in the future? If AI, chatbots, and the like get more sophisticated, they might become self-sufficient and won’t need as much human intervention. That could shake things up for some professions.
Q: Are we already witnessing AI muscling in on various employment areas?
Mazlan: Totally. AI is already a trusty sidekick in many jobs– from writers to photographers, artists, voice-over artists, actors, graphic designers, copywriters, and so much more.
Q: Which industries are feeling the heat the most, and how’s it affecting them?
Mazlan: Big ones include finance, content creation, manufacturing, and healthcare.
Q: Could AI tech like ChatGPT potentially put writers out of work?
Mazlan: Right now, AI software is a handy tool – it can help with things like overcoming writer’s block, cleaning up grammar, or generating short content. But as AI improves, it could threaten writers, especially if it gets so good at mimicking a writer’s style that you can’t tell the difference.
Q: Do you think AI outperforms humans in terms of work quality?
Mazlan: Nah, not just yet. AI still needs a lot of tweaks and improvements. It’s still pretty reliant on human creativity for specific, accurate inputs and instructions – a misstep there can lead to inaccurate results. Plus, AI can only work with the information it’s given. Without that, it can’t do its best work.
Q: Should we feel threatened or relieved that AI is handling more and more of our jobs?
Mazlan: It depends on who you ask. Employees might feel antsy if they’re not adapting and integrating AI tools into their work. On the other hand, employers are probably breathing a sigh of relief. Less need for manpower can cut costs, not to mention up productivity and speed up results. It’s a brave new world out there, my friends.