While schools are banning ChatGPT, Australian workplaces are already deploying it and other new kinds of artificial intelligence (AI) tools.
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For these tech companies, law firms and architecture practices, AI isn’t just the future of work — it’s already here.
Launched at the end of November last year, ChatGPT is known as a generative AI, or an algorithm that can be used to make content. It generates text responses to text prompts, like a very advanced chatbot.
Other generative AI tools make other kinds of content, like audio, images and video. Many have launched in just the past six months.
For schools, universities and other educational institutions, the recent emergence of these programs poses the risk that students will ask a machine to write their essays or complete their assignment questions, rather than doing the work themselves.
Some have decided to ban ChatGPT. But experts say this is the wrong approach, and students need to learn how to effectively use these tools in order to be employable graduates.
In the midst of this debate, Australian workplaces have been quietly experimenting with generative AI.
Many who spoke with the ABC say that within a few years — by the time today’s students graduate — these new tools will be essential parts of the white-collar workplace, as much a feature of the office as dusty keyboards, water coolers and small potted cacti.
Here’s how they’re using them.
The architecture practice
Architects at the large Melbourne design practice Gray Puksand use an AI tool named Midjourney, which creates complex images from textual descriptions, using similar technology to ChatGPT.[…]
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