“Whoa. WTH?!?!?”, could be heard down the halls of the Google HQ this week. It’s reported that Mark Zuckerberg even threw his yoga mat across the room.
What caused the panic at Google? Chat Generative, Pretrained, Transformer or ChatGPT.
ChatGPT was developed by OpenAI, whose investors (with questionable experience in disruption) include Microsoft, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman’s charitable foundation, and Khosla Ventures. The frenzy drove headlines like:
- ChatGPT gained 1 million users in under a week. Here’s why the AI chatbot is primed to disrupt search as we know it
- ChatGPT will kill search and open a path to Web3
- Is ChatGPT a ‘virus that has been released into the wild’?
What is this tech, we chuckled, that is breaking the internet? Well, we played with it and the chuckles turned to awe.
How do I put this? It’s like Siri and Alexa were from the Stone Age, Neanderthals who drooled and scratched themselves inappropriately.
Whereas you might get this with Siri:
With ChatGPT, you get Neil deGrasse Tyson’s brain with Tina Fey’s wit:
OK, I don’t understand that either, but the nerds on our staff wept. So, it’s got to be good!
Also, no need for a teaching assistant to keep protesting low pay, they’re doomed:
And for our Doctoral audience:
NET: This seems to be extremely disruptive tech.
We will stay on top of it and learn how we can turn this into more customers for your business, our single purpose.
CORRECTION: Turns out it was not a yoga mat, but rather a recyclable mug of kombucha that Mark Zuckerberg threw across the room today.