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Unless you have been under a rock, I am sure you have heard about the AI tool Chat GPT. If you haven’t heard about it, let me explain.

 ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence program that can understand and generate human-like responses to text-based inputs. It's used for chatbots, language translation, and other applications. It's been trained on a vast amount of data from the internet, allowing it to understand and generate responses on a wide range of topics.

 …and if you want to learn about what it can do – it just wrote that paragraph based off the prompt “ Write a simplified short paragraph explaining what Chat GPT is”.

Pretty cool right? We can think of lots of different circumstances when this AI tool would be helpful, particularly for small business. Perhaps you want a quick Social Media post about a generic topic or to rewrite an old post about a regular service you offer, Chat GPT can save you time and energy. 

I have an example, I wrote in the prompt “ Varntige is a Virtual Assistant Firm in New Zealand offering 100% Xero Bookkeeping Services for small to medium businesses wanting to grow. Our Bookkeeping services include: Full Xero management, Reconciling, Management of Accounts Payable & Receivable, including paying bills, Debtor management, Gst returns, Payroll, Sending your invoices, Online filing of all receipts, invoices and financial paperwork, Xero training of staff, Job scheduling (for those in the trades industry). Write me 5 social media posts about our Bookkeeping Services”

 Chat GPT wrote back:

1.     Struggling to manage your finances? Let Varntige take care of it all for you! Our 100% Xero Bookkeeping Services will help your small to medium business grow by managing your accounts payable & receivable, reconciling your books, and even training your staff on Xero. #Varntige #BookkeepingServices #XeroManagement #SmallBusinessGrowth

2.     Don't let bookkeeping stress you out! Varntige offers top-notch 100% Xero Bookkeeping Services that include everything from payroll to debtor management to online filing of all your financial paperwork. We're here to help your business succeed. #Varntige #BookkeepingServices #XeroPayroll #DebtorManagement #SmallBusinessSuccess

3.     Want to streamline your financial processes and grow your business at the same time? Varntige has you covered with our comprehensive 100% Xero Bookkeeping Services. Let us take care of everything, from sending invoices to filing receipts, so you can focus on what you do best. #Varntige #BookkeepingServices #XeroTraining #JobScheduling #SmallBusinessGrowth

4.     No more late nights spent reconciling your books! Let Varntige's 100% Xero Bookkeeping Services handle it all for you. We'll manage your accounts payable & receivable, pay your bills, and even file your Gst returns. Trust us to help your business thrive. #Varntige #BookkeepingServices #XeroReconciling #GstReturns #SmallBusinessSuccess

5.     Ready to take your small to medium business to the next level? Look no further than Varntige's 100% Xero Bookkeeping Services. We'll handle all your financial needs, including managing your accounts payable & receivable, sending invoices, and even training your staff on Xero. Let's grow your business together! #Varntige #BookkeepingServices #XeroManagement #SmallBusinessGrowth #XeroTraining

So, are they perfect? No, but have they provided a good base for some social media posts? Sure, and it took me about 2 mins. For our small business owners that are telling us “I don’t have time to post on Social Media” Chat GPT is an effective answer for you. Now, is it a human replacement – no! There are things that definitely should come from you personally, as a business.

Now, let’s get into the juicy part, the controversy. If you hadn’t heard, Chat GPT has passed the bar – as in Chat GPT has the knowledge to become a lawyer. This is where it can get messy. All of a sudden ANYONE is an expert in EVERYTHING.

For example, I asked Chat GPT: “ Write me a short paragraph using scientific jargon explaining how quantum physics works”

 Chat GPT’s response:

Quantum physics is a branch of physics that describes the behaviour of matter and energy at a very small scale, such as atoms and subatomic particles. At this scale, the laws of classical physics break down and are replaced by the principles of quantum mechanics. These principles include wave-particle duality, uncertainty principle, and entanglement, which allow particles to exist in multiple states simultaneously and become entangled with other particles. The behaviour of quantum systems is described by complex mathematical equations, such as Schrödinger's wave equation, and can be observed through experiments such as the double-slit experiment. The implications of quantum mechanics are vast, ranging from the development of quantum computers to the study of the nature of reality itself.

 Hey guys… if you didn’t know, Varntige are now scientists!

 Jokes aside, this can be a serious moral issue – Is what I am reading true? Did it come from a Robot? Can I get the Robot to write my essay? These are issues that are slowly being tackled with other AI tools that have the ability to check if things are written by AI and even Google is implementing tools to prevent Websites ranking when their content is written by an AI.

Plus, here at Varntige we believe you can’t replicate the relatable and ‘human’ way content writers craft their words by using a robot.

 So, what’s the take away? Chat GPT is a good way to save time, money and effort to help supplement things like content, blogs and social media posts. If and how you choose to use it is up to you!

What are your thoughts? We would love to hear from you!
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