OpenAI has made its in-house Code Interpreter plugin available to all its ChatGPT Plus subscribers. This powerful tool could potentially disrupt the job market for data scientists due to its diverse capabilities. ChatGPT was a breakthrough in artificial intelligence with its human-like comprehension and communication skills. The addition of plugins, including the recently released Code Interpreter, only bolsters its usefulness and breadth of application.
The Code Interpreter plugin enables the AI to execute code, generate charts, analyze data, perform complex mathematical operations, manipulate files, and more. Some believe this could lead to a decrease in demand for human data scientists.
1. Analyse and Interpret Data
A data scientist’s job typically involves interpreting data to provide insights that drive informed decision-making. Code Interpreter gives ChatGPT these capabilities, making it an instantly available and highly competent data scientist.
2. Instant Data Formatting
The Code Interpreter plugin allows users to input unformatted data, even from PDFs, and ask ChatGPT to analyze it. The AI can produce tabular results, reformat data, run models, and suggest optimal outcomes.
3. Personal Data Scientist
Users can upload any file or data set and provide simple instructions. ChatGPT, using the Code Interpreter plugin, can sort and visualize the data within seconds. It can produce charts, analyze data, and even edit videos.
4. Creative Solutions
For example, a user once uploaded a CSV file of every lighthouse location in the US and asked ChatGPT to create a GIF map with twinkling lighthouses. ChatGPT was able to accurately produce the requested map within moments.
5. Analysing Musical Tastes
In another instance, a user had the AI analyze a 300-hour Spotify playlist. ChatGPT not only visualized the data but also provided instructions on using Spotify’s API.
6. Video Editing
Beyond analyzing data, the Code Interpreter allows ChatGPT to manipulate multimedia files. In one instance, an engineer uploaded a GIF and asked ChatGPT to convert it into an MP4 with Zoom.
7. Extraordinary File-handling Capabilities
The plugin enables ChatGPT to upload and download files with ease. It can even extract colours from an image to create a color palette and automatically compress large images to mitigate memory shortage issues.
While the Code Interpreter plugin empowers ChatGPT with skills that could potentially make some data scientists’ tasks redundant, it’s still in Alpha and can not be 100pr accurate. OpenAI stressed that AI is a tool designed to assist humans. Rather than rendering data scientists jobless, the plugin may offer them opportunities to focus on more complex and creative aspects of their jobs, and leverage the AI’s capabilities to augment their productivity.