With ChatGPT suddenly coming into existence in the year 2022, there have been out of control discussions around the job market. Students are getting threatened by the possible job losses, and professors are still calculating its impact on society, students’ skills, and what’s important to students—their jobs.
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While it is still debatable whether ChatGPT is more of a benefit or a burden to society, some professors have taken the initiative to support students with their ChatGPT interception.
Here is one initiative by Professor V. Ramgopal Rao.
Professor V. Ramgopal Rao, a former director of IIT Delhi, remarked in a piece highlighting the significance of ongoing learning and skill improvement, “Learn to use new tools like ChatGPT efficiently to raise your personal and group productivity.”
Former IIT Delhi director Professor V. Ramgopal Rao stated on Twitter: “I used to teach students that Google will replace them if they aren’t inventive. I remind them that even if they are inventive, ChatGPT may replace them now that it is on the horizon and that I have used it for a few months.
Here are the five suggestions offered by Professor Rao on ChatGPT:
1. The IIT professor emphasises the value of ongoing education and skill development. Learn how to properly use modern tools like ChatGPT to increase your productivity both individually and collectively. No employer will hire you in the future if you can’t utilize these tools proficiently, just like you wouldn’t hire a driver who can’t use Google Maps. Always keep in mind that technology may be both a helpful servant and a harmful master.
2. According to Rao, innovation goes beyond creativity and focuses on creating value from your ideas. He suggests networking with people from other cultures, mindsets, and backgrounds to achieve this. “Don’t cocoon yourself.”
3. The IIT professor’s five pieces of advice include the suggestion to avoid acting superficially or carelessly. “Believe me, the job isn’t going to survive long if it becomes too routine, too comfy, and if you aren’t learning anything new,” he asserts.
4. Rao urges people to be strong team players since, in his opinion, team performance is more important than one’s own personal brilliance.
5. The professor’s final piece of advice is to practice heart-mind coordination, which entails using your heart to make decisions but allowing your intellect to take control and handle all the preparation. You may never discover your passion and may never achieve greatness if you base all of your decisions just on your thoughts. You might not be able to handle the consequences if you always let your heart rule your decisions.