Jobs that ChatGPT cannot replace (yet)

Beyond physical-dependent jobs, ChatGPT/LLMs cannot now replace:

Teachers – in-person or Zoom understandably. While virtual learning by an AI can be impressive, that produced by a human excels IMHO.

Writers and Editors – human writers like a journalist or author can give a human touch and verify facts, i.e. these positions can fact-check where ChatGPT is in error.

Lawyers – though legal information has always been online, a real lawyer cannot currently be replaced.

Social Workers, Therapists and Other Medical professionals – as above, a doctor or nurse needs to see a patient at some point. I have had appointments with a doctor. It usually requires a physical followup and I *want* to see a real person for questions and feedback.

Management professionals – an AI C-suite professional cannot replace a real one yet.

These all come down to the need for a real human that can verify information and attend to a patient, business, or customer in person.

Signing back in

Since the camp ended, just writing some cyber stuff and helping with some marketing on the site (SEO/email lists/designing front page slider with eBook).

Had my uncle and aunt and sister and her boyfriend over for TG. Sis and boyfriend will be here again on Monday for a Christmas dinner with us.

In other news, Jax was neutered! Poor guy. His stiches were a little open though. Taking him for a checkup on Tuesday.  Prayers for him.

Hibernating ends

Coding camp finished. Six months!

I was very impressed at the camp content. It was so complete. It gave a great starting point to dive more into it. However, I was behind the last few weeks. As I said before, if you take one of these, make sure you don’t leave things undone more than one class period. For those in the 3 month course, I can’t imagine how they did it.

Matt Banz from Google was a phenomenal teacher. He was erudite and yet, approachable.  So were the TAs, who were always available and led me through it rather than just giving me the answers.

We started with HTML and CSS, then quickly pivoted to JavaScript, the only programming language we used throughout the course. I had no idea what Node was on the server-side. I had never built a server before.

But those weaknesses quickly faded as I learned each week. No vanity needed.

Right now, getting back to writing cyber and figuring out next steps–with development or not?

Coding Camp – Day 61, Final project day 1

So we came up with a meetup app for Dungeons and Dragons players to meet up and play. It’s tentatively called AirDND. I don’t think that will ever fly in the real world, but it sounds fun.

It uses all the most recent tech in class: MongoDB, Mongoose, React, GraphQL, and Apollo and Express server. It’s tough, but will look good!

Coding Camp – Day 45

Today I was on the ball. At least I knew what was going on! Just a bit about recursion and then we did a mock interview session with classmates. Tried to act as interviewers to the other classmates. Eleanor is a smart cookie. She has some interviewing skills and it came through.

That’s where I am. Trying to learn how to respond in coding interviews. These kinds of questions about sorting algorithms are common.

Coding Camp – Days 43 – 44

The second project is behind us and we’re on to computer science for javascript. It reminds me of the CS50 class I took at Harvard online. We heard briefly about sorting algorithms last night and tonight we learn a bit about functional programming. This camp is giving us a great span of computer science and coding knowledge that we can build on later throughout life. It’s a neverending process this learning in our field.

P.S. Have to learn functional programming better as React is based on it.

Coding Camp – Days 39 – 40

Started on our second, two-week project. We decided on doing an inventory system (SwiftInv) and have to pull all our studies together for this one: Javascript for Node, Express, Sequelize, Handlebars, MVC paradigm, and of course HTML and CSS.

Had to work for Peter for 9 hours today and was so beat that I did not do any work on the project. We meet again for tomorrow night’s class.

Coding Camp – Day 33

Moved on to Object Relational Mapping. Didn’t know what to expect here. We are getting to know all the oft-used tools of the trade:

– Sequelize is an abstraction layer through which a developer no longer has to write SQL statements! Very cool.
– Insomnia for getting/posting/putting/deleting through HTTP. So quick and visual.
– Heroku for deploying node.js apps. Look ma, no hosting!
– Express for creating servers and request/response actions and middleware.