No innovation has had a greater cultural impact and no technology product has made a bigger splash in the past six months than OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
The Microsoft-backed startup’s generative artificial intelligence chatbot wowed consumers when it debuted at the end of November. It revealed a quantum leap in the ability of humans to seamlessly interact with AI, which in turn can access the entire information universe of the internet.
AI is having its iPhone moment. Apple’s breakthrough product sparked the invention of a new ecosystem of apps bringing users new services, ranging from Uber to Instagram, because suddenly they had a computer in their pocket. Coinciding with that mobile revolution was a computing one as well, with exponential power to shift data into the cloud.