As generative AI technologies like ChatGPT and Bing AI are becoming more popular, some people worry that this could put human jobs in danger. Yet, some senior executives in India think that rather than being a danger, generative AI—which can evaluate computer programs, solve math problems, and even create news articles—will aid in employee development.

CP Gurnani, CEO and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra, expressed his satisfaction with such technological advancements to Business Today Tech on the sidelines of MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2023 in Barcelona. He also noted that ChatGPT-like tools might eventually lead to more job prospects.

CP Gurnani further stated to the press that generative AI use cases are still being developed. He stated, “I’m excited about generative AI. It didn’t seem to me like it would eliminate jobs. It produced jobs. Everything is powered by technology.”

The CEO and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra also discussed the state of the tech sector today, particularly in the west, where many businesses are mass-firing workers as a result of the macroeconomic environment. He thinks that “opportunities are just beginning” and that the “tech winter” has passed. Gurnani furthers, “The doors are only starting to open. The United States has always been that capitalist society where you can turn the tap on and off.”

According to the report, Gurnani believes that ChatGPT-style AI technology will not threaten human employment in the near future.

This comes shortly after Infosys founder NR Narayan Murthy stated that generative AI technology like ChatGPT and Bing AI would not replace humans. He declared, “I think there is a misconception that artificial intelligence will replace people; people will not accept the replacement of artificial intelligence with people.”

In an interview with PTI, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) lead HR Milind Lakkad reaffirmed this and claimed that generative AI would be a colleague. In the future, Lakkad sees ChatGPT-like tools as a “wonderful thing to happen,” noting that they “will be collaboration rather than replacement.”

Interestingly, Tech Mahindra and Infosys have not specified whether the businesses employ generative AI in their operations. Murthy mentioned using ChatGPT at the NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum 2023. The company is employing “such inputs in select pockets,” TCS HR Lakkad claims, adding that most of the work will be completed in the next two years.

But some businesses are already using AI to take over human jobs. BuzzFeed Media, a media company, uses ChatGPT to create unique content, such as quizzes, for the website. The tech-focused website CNET is reportedly cutting staff and employing AI to create certain content, according to a story published earlier this week by The Verge.