An Artificial Intelligence Guide to Retirement

Artificial Intelligence?

I’m sure you have heard aboutChatGPT the artificial intelligence answer to everything! It’s been talked about on lots news and talkback programs recently with regard to students cheating in their school or university assignments. It attempts to give normal written responses to questions asked on the web. It does that by using information gathered from all over the internet. Some of that information is true – some is not!

For those who still do not understand, let me try to explain with a couple of examples.

When you are connected to the internet, you can find the answer to many questions on millions of topics by asking Google. Most of the questions I ask are simple things – like “who are my local GP’s”. You can also ask more complex questions like “who are the GP’s within 5Km.” Either of these questions provides a list of GP’s with contact details from doctors websites locally but not much else. If you ask “who’s the best GP’s in my area” you get the website entitled “” or similar.

So, a normal Google search shows you content that is on various websites but filtered to meet your question. In this case, it knows where I live and shows me all the GP websites that mention my local area.

ChatGPT on the other hand tries to put the answers into a document format. So, I asked it “who are the best GP’s in my area” and it said:-

ChatGPT Response

“It is difficult to determine the “best” GP (general Practitioner) in Southport. The best GP for an individual depends on a variety of factors such as personal preference, medical needs, and availability.

Here are some steps you can take to find a GP that meets your needs:

  1. Ask for recommendations: Talk to friends, family, and co-workers who have a GP they trust and ask for recommendations.
  2. Check credentials: Verify that the GP is registered and qualified to practice in Australia. You can do this by checking the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website.
  3. Research online: Read online reviews and check the GP’s website to learn more about their services, background, and patient satisfaction.
  4. Consider location: Consider the GP’s location, office hours, and whether or not they offer after-hours care.
  5. Schedule a visit: Schedule a visit to the GP to see if you are comfortable with their approach and personality.

It is important to find a GP that you trust and feel comfortable with, as they will be your first point of contact for many health-related issues. Take your time and choose wisely to ensure that you receive the best possible care.”

So, as you can see, it is has more words than Google and does provide some reasonable written advice to solve the problem – this time. My opinion of artificial intelligence is that it is closer to artificial stupidity so I was surprised to find a reasonably intelligent response. Even so, I would be very careful about taking advice without thinking about what it is suggesting!

A Word of Warning

I tried to find chatGPT by Google search and ended up on a website that looked legitimate. However, it required me to pay $2.85 for a 14 day trial and then $28 per month and required me to put in my Credit Card details. I believe it was a scam website since with a more careful search I found the real ChatGPT website which did not require a Credit Card!

Since ChatGPT is willing to give advice, I asked it to “explain the adjustments when retiring from my job”. Its advice again is reasonable. Here is what it said:-

Adjustments When Retiring

Retiring from a job can require several adjustments, both practical and emotional. Here are some of the common adjustments that one may need to make:

  1. Financial adjustment: Retirement often means a decrease in income, so it’s important to plan and budget accordingly. It’s also a good idea to review and update your financial plan to ensure you have enough money to support your desired lifestyle.
  2. Structural adjustment: Retirement may mean a significant change in routine and structure. People who have worked for a long time may need to adjust to a more relaxed schedule and find new ways to fill their time.
  3. Social adjustment: Retirement may lead to a reduction in social interactions, especially if one’s job was a major source of social connections. It’s important to develop new social connections and to stay involved in your community.
  4. Emotional adjustment: Retirement can be a time of both excitement and uncertainty. It may be a time of grieving for the loss of one’s job, identity, and the structure it provided. It’s important to be mindful of these emotions and to seek support from friends, family, or a counselor if necessary.
  5. Health adjustment: Retirement often means a decrease in physical activity, so it’s important to find new ways to stay active and maintain good health.

In conclusion, retirement requires a significant adjustment in several areas of life, including finances, routine, social connections, emotions, and health. It’s important to be proactive in addressing these adjustments and to seek support as needed. With time and effort, retirement can be a time of growth, fulfillment, and enjoyment.

Not too Bad But…

That’s not a bad summary of adjustments needed but If you want better advice on retiring, that’s what this website is all about and the advice you find here is tried and tested! After all you have to read carefully the AI response to realise you will spend a whole lot more time with your spouse. That’s pretty obvious when you retire. So one big problem is adjusting to being with each other before you end up getting on each others nerves. Have a read here to find out what to do about that – from a non-artificially intelligent retired bloke.

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