ChatGPT has taken the internet by storm thanks to its ability to do everything from solving computer bugs, to writing news articles.
A recruitment team unknowingly recommended ChatGPT for a job interview after the AI was used to complete an application task.
Since its release back in November, the internet at large has been putting the impressive language model through its paces to see just how flexible and human-like it can be.
With little more than a short prompt, the bot has had a go at everything from writing articles to solving PC problems, putting the fear of potential redundancy into copywriters, customer support staff and beyond.
But one business owner decided to get ahead of that particular game, involving the ever-improving software in his company's hiring process to get an idea of just how worried he should be.
It ended up getting shortlisted for an interview.
The application process:
The brief: "In 300 words, tell us the secret of good writing."
The company were looking to hire an applicant based on whether they could craft some thoughtful, punchy, attention-grabbing prose.
ChatGPT spat out an answer in no time, stressing that behind all good writing is the ability to "tell a good story".
With submissions detached from any names and CVs when evaluated by staff, no one could identify which application was ChatGPT’s.
Less than 20% of applicants were shortlisted for consideration - and ChatGPT was one of those few that made it to the interview stage.
Source: Sky news