Happy Spring! Some folks are closing out the first quarter of 2023, and others are wrapping up their taxes. But many are talking about ChatGPT. I’ve got a lot of opinions myself, but in this issue, I’m going to share a few ways you can use it right now to do some tasks faster, along with some warnings to keep in mind. I’m also excited to share a tool I’ve been using to copy files securely between computers with different operating systems without installing servers or worrying about permissions.
Using ChatGPT to Work Faster
ChatGTP is on many people’s minds. To some, it’s the greatest invention in years. To others, it’s a terrifying tool that’s already eliminating jobs. I’ve seen it solve some problems well, and I’ve seen it write the most useless, surface-level nonsense I’ve seen in ages.
I’ve got my concerns about ChatGPT and other AI tools, especially since this tool seems to be at the “peak of inflated expectations” on Gartner’s hype cycle. Still, I will save a lot of time and space here because the reality is that these various AI tools exist, and we have to contend with them, so it’s worth looking at leveraging them like you would any other tool. It’s a good bet that your peers already are.