As a career practitioner with an IT background, I firmly believe that digital literacy and AI literacy are essential for students to thrive in the digital economy. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we work and creating a great divide in our community. Those who understand how to effectively use AI systems to create wealth will retain and advance their jobs and businesses, while those without AI skills will begin to lose their ability to increase their wealth generation. One example of the transformative power of AI is the rise of ChatGPT, an OpenAI chatbot that has become popular among students for writing essays and finishing homework. However, it is not just students who are benefiting from this AI service.
Work will change
As reported in an article titled “Meet the Workers Using ChatGPT to Take on Multiple Full-Time Jobs and Their Employers Have No Idea,” workers are also using ChatGPT to take on multiple full-time jobs simultaneously, which allows them to increase their income and build wealth without their employers even knowing. The workers using ChatGPT have found it to be a powerful tool for taking on multiple full-time jobs without their employers knowing. These workers, who are often located in developing countries and working for low wages, are using the chatbot to generate text quickly and efficiently, allowing them to take on more work and increase their earnings.
As one worker explained in an interview with NYBreaking, “I can take on three or four jobs now, and my earnings have more than tripled since I started using ChatGPT.” These workers are using ChatGPT to write everything from emails and chat messages to research reports and essays. The chatbot, which has been trained on a vast amount of text data, is able to generate text that is often indistinguishable from that written by a human.
While the use of ChatGPT by these workers raises ethical concerns about cheating and deception, it also highlights the potential for AI tools to transform the way we work and create wealth. As the NYBreaking article notes, “Workers using ChatGPT are a sign of how the future of work is changing, with digital technology making it possible for people to work multiple jobs at once, from anywhere in the world.”
The use of AI services like ChatGPT is just the beginning of how AI will change how we work. As an article in the Harvard Business Review points out, “AI will soon be able to handle many of the tasks that white-collar workers currently perform, such as analyzing data, drafting reports, and even diagnosing diseases.” This means that many white-collar jobs across all knowledge sectors will be automated by businesses, which will create a great divide between those who can effectively use AI systems and those who cannot.
Schools need to integrate AI Skills
As such, it is crucial that secondary schools teach the use of AI skills to their students. School districts in some states have incorporated the MIT DAILy Curriculum into their digital literacy classes, teaching key concepts in AI and how it relates to students’ futures. AI literacy involves understanding how technologies like machine learning work, how they can be used for problem-solving, and the technology’s consequences.
Emily Donahoe, a writing tutor and educational developer at the University of Mississippi, said in an interview with MIT Technology Review that incorporating ChatGPT into the curriculum could help teachers shift away from an excessive focus on final results. “Getting a class to engage with AI and think critically about what it generates could make teaching feel more human, rather than asking students to write and perform like robots,” she said.
The use of AI services such as ChatGPT is transforming the way we work and creating new opportunities for wealth creation. However, it also underscores the need for AI literacy and digital literacy in our education system. To ensure that future generations can effectively use these tools to participate in the changing economy and create a
it is essential that we prepare our students for this future by equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively use and understand AI. As educators, policymakers, and members of society, we have a responsibility to ensure that the benefits of AI are accessible to all and not just to a privileged few.
Incorporating AI literacy into secondary school curriculums is a crucial step in achieving this goal. By teaching students how to effectively use and understand AI, we can ensure that they are equipped to participate in the changing economy and create a better future for themselves and their communities. As the use of AI services such as ChatGPT continues to rise, the importance of AI literacy will only continue to grow.
The rise of AI services like ChatGPT is transforming the way we work and creating new opportunities for wealth creation. However, it also highlights the need for AI literacy and digital literacy in our education system. The workers using ChatGPT are just one example of how AI tools can transform the way we work and create wealth, and it is crucial that we prepare our students for this future by equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively use and understand AI. By doing so, we can ensure that the benefits of AI are accessible to all and not just to a privileged few, and that our society is better equipped to face the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.