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THE CHATGPT RULEBOOK With great power comes great responsibility — how should we navigate AI etiquette in the working world?

Whether you admit it or not, we all use ChatGPT. It’s fine, really — even if your boss thinks otherwise. Let’s be real for a second, we’ve all used it (discreetly, I’m sure) and there’s no shame in it. It is not a new thing for technological innovations to make our lives easier, so why do we still feel the need to bin the laptop when someone walks by?

Sure, there's a bit of an AI stigma floating around, with folks slapping on labels like lazy, incompetent and uncreative. From the wandering side-eyes to the disapproving deep sighs, the judgement can feel a little, dare I say, out of line.

But here I am, throwing all caution to the wind, offering you my five tips on how to use AI at work proudly (but maybe not loudly). Because if you’re going to use artificial intelligence, at least be intelligent about it.

  1. Don’t let your boss see you using it

    Be subtle about it, use a small window only. If you’re feeling particularly daring, medium.

  2. Be polite

    Use kind words such as ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, you never know when AI will take over the world.

  3. Never copy completely

    It’s one thing to use a robot for work, it’s another to sound like one.

  4. Don’t share private or personal information

    Just get real friends to talk to, it’s not that hard.

  5. Double-check its sources

    Is it free-range? Ethically grown? Organic? It matters.

Sure, the work produced by AI is as exciting as watching paint dry, but it works in every sense of the word. In fact, it is so efficient that it may well take your place — which is what most people fear these days. But with these tips, you’ll be able to keep your job for the time being, I hope.

AI platforms may have a ton of qualities but let’s face it, they can’t yet produce emotive and ingenious work. For an industry that values creativity above all else, I say, it’s time we get creative using AI.

Joyce Ng & ChatGPT