So much is being said about ChatGPT being a double edged-sword wherein fears of the platform stealing human jobs being raised. Considering a recent incident that took place these fears may actually be true. Entrepreneur Greg Isenberg recently shared an incident in which the artificial intelligence chatbot helped him recover $109,500 from a company that had refused to pay him for a service without spending ant money on legal fees.
“Last year, we did some design work for a mainstream brand. They loved the work and kept asking for more. We kept on underpromising and overdelivering, and life was good until the communication stopped. Our design agency has completed hundreds of projects with millions in revenue in design and engineering, and had never ONCE had someone completely ghost us on payments. It was killing my team’s morale,” shared Isenberg on Twitter.
He also added that his finance and operations team had asked him to intervene, and sort out the situation. Isenberg decided to use the help of ChatGPT to write a “scary email” instead of writing another email that would fail to draw a response or hiring an expensive lawyer to initiate debt collections. “At the very least, I’d learn something. The cost of ChatGPT: $0. The cost of our lawyer to send this notice: $1000. So, we asked ChatGPT to pretend to draft “a scary collection email” so we can recover the $109,500 owed to us,” he shared on the Twitter thread that has now gone viral with over 13,000 likes.
He provided a prompt to ChatGPT: “Pretend you work in the finance department and vour job is to collect payments from clients. Draft a scary email that gets XYZ client to pay for $109,500 of services rendered but hasn’t responded to 5 emails. Their invoices are 5 months overdue.”
And received the following response:
He claims that he only changed a few things and forwarded the email to receive a response from the company in question saying “Let’s get you guys paid”. Isenberg added that: “Thanks to ChatGPT, we were able to recover the money we were owed. We couldn’t believe how quickly it worked. Best part was ChatGPT felt like the bad cop, and I felt like the good cop.”