Businesses now demand job candidates know how to use ChatGPT

As the popularity of OpenAI’s text-based artificial intelligence (AI) platform ChatGPT is exploding, technology companies around the world are starting to take notice, and one, in particular, is making it mandatory for its new hires to be able to use the new AI tool in order to work there.

Specifically, Japanese fintech startup LayerX has recently posted a job ad for new graduates, making it compulsory for them to be tested on the ability to use ChatGPT, as well as another similar chatbot called Notion AI, according to a report by Bloomberg published on March 15.

New expectations

As the article reads, the entry assessment for the candidates involves asking them to provide prompts to ChatGPT and examines reviewing how they initiate the process rather than focusing on the actual answers provided by the AI tool. 

The recruits will also be expected to be able to analyze their interactions with the platform, assess the accuracy of its output, as well as recognize its limitations, such as the confidence to provide answers even when they are wrong, which are currently preventing many businesses from actively exploring its use.

Betting on AI

However, despite many organizations, including banks and schools in the United States, as well as other firms in Japan, having restricted the use of ChatGPT or even outright banned it over fears of safety and accuracy, the Tokyo-based company with a focus on digitizing business transactions is willing to make a bet on the evolving AI tech.

As quoted in the report by Bloomberg, LayerX’s chief human resources officer Takaya Ishiguro said:

“We recognize that ChatGPT is not perfect. However, it is also dangerous to be too afraid to utilize new technology. (…) It’s important to jump on new technologies quickly.”

Meanwhile, ChatGPT has demonstrated its utility in various areas, including the cryptocurrency industry, where it has the potential to make educated guesses regarding the future price ranges of cryptocurrencies like Cardano (ADA), as well as to carry out audits of smart contracts and identify flaws in them.