I’ve been seeing a lot of hype surrounding OpenAI’s artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT-4 recently. Including acing standardized tests and writing college term papers in seconds. Each time I read about it, I wonder how it, or a future generation of artificial intelligence (AI), will be used in companies and particularly in my job. To answer my question there’s no better place to go than to ask ChatGPT-4 itself.
The process to ask it questions is pretty simple. I went to openai.com, created a free account, and clicked through the terms, which importantly say OpenAI collects and stores all your input data—so it’s a bad idea to have it analyze confidential or proprietary information. The home screen lists three limitations; one that it may occasionally generate incorrect information, two that it may occasionally produce harmful instructions or biased content, and three that it has limited knowledge of the world and events after 2021. And at the bottom of the home screen is a text box ready for input questions.
When I asked it:
I got the response of:
AI as the potential to revolutionize the way industry standards are written and updated. AI systems can be used to analyze vast amounts of data, identify trends and patterns, and make recommendations for improving existing standards or creating new ones. Here are some ways in which AI can be used to write industry standards:
In summary, AI has the potential to transform the way industry standards are written and updated. By using AI algorithms to analyze data, interpret text, learn from existing standards, and automate documentation, industry experts can develop more comprehensive and effective standards that are better suited to the needs of the industry. However, it is important to note that AI should be used as a tool to support human decision-making rather than replace it entirely.
It is definitely an interesting technology to watch, and I’m happy to see its last sentence says it doesn’t plan to replace humans yet!