Chat GPT is moving my cheese | neoco


Chat GPT is moving my cheese

Xavi Tristancho

Xavi Tristancho

4 min


Last week, part of the Neoco team attended the T3chfest 2023 event in Leganés. In one of the talks, the speaker told us about how new AIs were capable of drawing "concept art", which are the sketches used in audiovisual production to give the director and artists an idea of how a scene could be represented. I was struck when he mentioned that his colleagues in the profession were against these AIs.

Truth be told, I hadn't stopped to think about how other industries would view the arrival of these AIs. As programmers, it affects us very closely, and we all joke that it's going to take our jobs, although I think we all know that it won't be like that in general.

Friends and colleagues in the tech industry and in general, we need to know that AIs are moving our cheese!

"Who Moved My Cheese?" is a book by Spencer Johnson in which he explains through a fable how life constantly moves our "cheese" around. "Cheese" can be understood as our happiness, comfort zone, stability, income, etc. The book helps us understand that there is really nothing or no one that gives us any legitimate right to that same cheese throughout our lives, and that since change is inevitable, we must embrace it when it presents itself.

If we look at phrases like "being against" or "not ethical" from this perspective of change, we will soon realize that it is the same as being against rain. If we usually walk to work, there is nothing to do but drive to work that day, that is, we also change. I think that most likely behind this type of phrases, our fears and desires to settle down are hidden.

If we focus on AIs, let's stop and think, for example, about how they are changing the world for other industries. How do entrepreneurs perceive the emergence of these AIs? I'll answer that quickly, they are ecstatic and excited, and it's easy to see why: iteration speed. Let's be aware of what these tools really bring us: speed, a lot of speed, and also in a myriad of areas of knowledge.

Let's now look at what most jobs consist of, what they boil down to: solving problems. Therefore, let's be aware that some tools have just started to emerge that help us solve our problems much more quickly and that this is just the beginning.

To conclude, I would like to share my reflection, my thesis, on this matter. I believe that like many other jobs in the past, programming and many modern jobs are about to become much less artisanal. This is inevitable, and we have examples from the past, so it should not surprise us that it is happening again. We must embrace the change, we must realize that the people who build these technologies are moving our cheese, changing the status quo. If we want to remain competitive, there is no option but to adopt these tools in our daily lives. And finally, if we dare to change, we will realize that it was not so bad after all and that we will enjoy our lives much more.