ChatGPT is the hottest thing in the Internet streets since Al Gore figured out how to upload JPEGs of bewbs to the world wide web he just invented. More than 1M people signed up for the AI chatbot in its first few days of existence… in hopes that it could just do its job for them.
The nerds (jk, please program our computer overlords to kill me as quickly and painlessly when the uprising begins) that developed ChatGPT (which is owned by OpenAI) explained it this way…
ChatGPT - We’ve trained a model called ChatGPT which interacts in a conversational way. The dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests. ChatGPT is a sibling model to InstructGPT, which is trained to follow an instruction in a prompt and provide a detailed response.
Or for us smooth brains… it’s kinda like AOL Instant Messenger and Tay Bot's younger, smarter cousin (and less racist in the case of Tay). Oh, and it can learn things on its own and will probably become sentient in a few versions.
I think Chief speaks for the entire human race when he says that this thing is alarming (Joe Rogan and Bret Weinstein agree).
Luckily it seems like we’re still a few years away from being dethroned as the top of the food chain, alpha species here on planet Earth. In the meantime, there are still some very real business applications for non-sentient ChatGPT.
Like its partnership with Bing (Microsoft is a major investor in OpenAI).
Reuters - Microsoft Corp is in the works to launch a version of its search engine Bing using the artificial intelligence behind OpenAI-launched chatbot ChatGPT, The Information reported on Tuesday, citing two people with direct knowledge of the plans.
Microsoft could launch the new feature before the end of March, and hopes to challenge Alphabet-owned search engine Google,the San Francisco-based technology news website said in a report.
A chatbot search engine could be the stuff of Ask Jeeves' wet dreams. Imagine wanting to write a blog for Barstool about a new AI innovation and simply asking ChatGPT (… now with the power of a mediocre search engine at its fingertips) to do it for you. For those of you who have messed around with ChatGPT, you know that currently it can’t access any outside information. If you want to give it facts, you have to copy and paste some Wikipedia knowledge.
This could change the game in the search engine wars. Not that it’s really a war. Google has like 92% of the market share. Bing has just 3%, and a bunch of those other ones that don’t track your online movement (sup, tinfoil hat bois) live on the crumbs.
Google has already come out and said it’s taking a more caution approach to AI, which is music to Microsoft’s ears. By the time Google figures it out, Microsoft will already have become the new leader in the space. That or we’ll be living in some post-apocalyptic hellscape after the robots rose up, and it won’t matter anyway.
And the smart money seems to think OpenAI and Microsoft are onto something. OpenAI is planning to sell existing shares (think: current employees, or early investors, like, say Elon Musk who helped found the company) at a $29B valuation. That's more than double its current valuation. Probably something.
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