From job applications to coding errors: how ChatGPT is changing the game

Now, I have ChatGPT pinned in my Safari browser, similar to how I run chat apps on my Mac. It’s a bit scary, isn’t it?

ChatGPT has become my new favorite assistant, and it strikes me how often it has become my go-to for everything. I think it all depends on how AIs are trained, but ChatGPT has never fooled me. Instead, it consistently amazes me with its abilities. Now, there is a tool in my life that is better than just using Shazam to identify music playing on loudspeakers.

Even this article has been run through ChatGPT to ensure that it is as original and entertaining as possible and to fix any grammatical mistakes that I, as a non-native speaker and writer, may have made. With ChatGPT by my side, I feel more confident in my writing, knowing that it will always produce satisfactory results, or at least good enough to be published.

But here’s another perspective: I recently lost my job, and perhaps this is a sign that something significant is changing in the tech industry. This may be just a prelude to a larger change. After spending a few months with my family and taking a short sabbatical, I needed to find a new job. One of the biggest hurdles was filling out job application forms with all my personal data and attaching a formal cover letter. Here, my new good friend ChatGPT came in handy. I asked it to write a cover letter for me based on the job position, my personal background, and interests. It only took me a minute to copy and paste the job description and my short introduction, and the result was mind-blowing. Although I had to revise the copy a bit, I still saved a lot of time doing something I otherwise hate doing. Whether it’s considered cheating or not is up to you to decide.

Coding is undergoing significant changes, and I’m curious to see how it will impact the daily visits to StackOverflow. Speaking for myself, I solely rely on ChatGPT to resolve my JavaScript errors and programming mistakes. It's scary how easy it is to state a problem, and ChatGPT provides nearly perfect solutions with code snippets and clear explanations.

Github's Copilot and ChatGPT are revolutionizing how coders work, document their work, and communicate.

This change is intimidating, and for the first time, I’m in a panic and unsure how my kids and I will prepare for it.

It looks like I'm not the only one with this feeling: