Will ChatGPT make white-collar workers obsolete?

Now, no. Someday, probably.

I've been feeling a little insecure reading about ChatGPT and its ability to write articles, help college students cheat on (sorry -- I mean, "ace") their exams and get A+s on their term papers, and do all other kinds of things.


And yesterday, the New York Post had an article about white-collar jobs that will (eventually) go away because of AI like ChatGPT. I saw that copy editors were on the list of endangered jobs in the Post article, so as a former copy editor, I was very grateful that I had my law degree to fall back on.

Although that Juris Doctor may not save me, either.

Will ChatGPT make human law bloggers a thing of the past?

As many have done lately, I had to give ChatGPT a try. My other post for today, written by me -- really! I promise! it was me! -- was about Groff v. DeJoy, the Title VII religious accommodation case that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review. I also opened a ChatGPT account and asked it to "Write a blog post about Supreme Court decision to review Groff v. DeJoy." Remember, Groff is a religious accommodation case. And it has a single plaintiff. And it involves Title VII. 

Here's what ChatGPT wrote:

The Supreme Court has recently announced that it will review the case of Groff v. DeJoy, a case that has the potential to significantly impact the rights of individuals with disabilities in the workplace. This case was brought forth by a group of individuals with disabilities who argue that the United States Postal Service (USPS) failed to accommodate their disabilities in violation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

(Emphasis added.) There's more, but you get the idea. Plus, it used "impact" as a verb! And the word "case" three times in three lines!

Bless its heart. I guess this blog is safe for a little while longer.

But in ChatGPT's defense, it wrote the entire blog post in less than one minute. That is impressive, and extremely cool. What will they think of next? I'd estimate the time difference between ChatGPT and me is about 4-5 hours, and maybe more if I'm writing about a complex case or legal issue. So if speed is what you need, ChatGPT is what you want. And I am sure that ChatGPT will only become smarter and more talented in the future. 

And then I'll need a new way to market this blog. I'm thinking of renaming it "All-Natural Certified Organic Free-Range Artisanal Employment & Labor Insider." What do you think?

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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