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Repositioning AI

While the genie is out the bottle, what if we imagined a new way to start the AI announcements?

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  • Title: Repositioning AI

  • Originally published: February 17, 2023

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Have you heard of this AI/Bard/Bing/ChatGPT/Sydney stuff that’s going on? If your feed is anything like mine, you’ve likely seen, read and heard the good, the bad, the confusing and the surprising impacts of AI.

Let’s all agree for a moment that these applications (Bard, Bing, etc.) are sitting “on top” of the technology (artificial intelligence).

In an article about angles (it’s a writing thing), Nathan Baschez made this statement:

For example, last week I was thinking about why ChatGPT broke out now when the underlying AI model is a couple of years old. I realized that the success of DALL-E 2 and Stable Diffusion helped spread a narrative that AI is exciting right now, which helped prime people to be excited about a new product like ChatGPT.

When DALL-E and Stable Diffusion entered the picture, I started playing around with them both, trying to understand their benefits and overall impact.

I didn’t have a specific industry or role in mind when I was thinking through these impacts. Mainly because I thought they were niche applications.

The more difficult a new ‘thing’ to set up is, the less consumer reach it will have.


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