ChatGPT boosts worker productivity in some writing tasks (MIT News)


Generative AI increased worker productivity for certain writing tasks, according to a report in MIT News published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It cited a new study by researchers at MIT. “What we can say for sure is generative AI is going to have a big effect on white collar work,” Shakked Noy told MIT News. Noy is a PhD student in MIT’s Department of Economics who co-authored the paper with fellow PhD student Whitney Zhang. “I think what our study shows is that this kind of technology has important applications in white collar work,” Noy said. “It’s a useful technology. But it’s still too early to tell if it will be good or bad, or how exactly it’s going to cause society to adjust.”