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Have you heard of chatGPT?  If not, you’re probably familiar with artificial intelligence or AI as it’s commonly referred to.

First of all, let’s understand the term chatGPT, which stands for chat generative pre-trained transformer.  If you’re thinking that’s quite a mouthful, then you may wish to think about a bot, because that’s the essence of chatGPT.  This is a computerized language tool developed by OpenAI in November of 2022 and some consider it to be the best of its kind.

It may be too soon to formulate an opinion so be wary of assuming it is here to stay or that it will replace public speakers any time soon.  ChatGPT has potential value although it cannot replace the art of public speaking so I wouldn’t be concerned about that at this point.   So, what can chatGPT do, you ask. Like any chatbot, the user can specify the information he or she is seeking and chatGPT can generate tips, speeches, resumes, cover letters, explain complex topics, write song lyrics, solve math problems, or even write essays.

Sounds like chatGPT can handle quite a bit and while there’s some truth to that, chatGPT is considered to be a work in progress.  That means it needs to be checked for accuracy, so editing is definitely advised.  Clearly, chatGPT has its limitations so users should factor that into the equation.

It’s always good to have options and chatGPT offers that to public speakers.  However, in my estimation there’s no substitute for the human touch that only can be achieved through public speaking. When it comes to verbiage choice, delivery, non-verbal language, and engagement, those elements are within the public speaking domain and that isn’t about to change.

If you’d like to share your comments or questions about this or any other business communication topic, I’m always receptive to your perspective.  You can either call 518-664-6004 or email me at dale@profitablespeech.com