Quick Thoughts on AI

My feed has recently been filled with lots of thoughts, predictions, jokes, and more about ChatGPT. It is wild how quickly it spread within the technology ecosystem. Apparently it only took five days to reach one million users.

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Unlike Siri or Alexa, it’s trained to be conversational. It’s honestly kind of fun to talk to.

And while I don’t think we’re exactly on the verge of the singularity, or suddenly entering the world of Spike Jonze’s movie Her, I think ChatGPT marks a major leap towards AI being used by consumers in a different way than we’ve seen so far.

The user experience is smooth and straightforward, the answers aren’t clunky or robotic. It’s less chaotic than Googling. No scrolling through a bunch of links. You just ask a question and get an answer.

So, after messing around with it for a bit, I decided to ask some real questions that I turn over in my mind quite a lot. Here’s a bit of our conversation -

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All in all, I’ve come away from my interactions with ChatGPT feeling curious about what’s next.

It is hard to discern who will benefit from AI and who will be challenged. It’s also unclear where there are opportunities for value creation (ie. make money as an investor) and where there will be value destruction. But it is clear change is upon us and evolving rapidly.