Whether you’re an advocate or a critic of ChatGPT, there’s no denying that it’s taken the world by storm over the past few months!
ChatGPT may be a friend of many and a foe to the rest, but no matter which side of the fence you’re sitting on, it’s certain that the AI tool has made a huge impact on the world as we know it. Join us as we delve into the past, present and future of OpenAI’s powerful tool.
The rise of ChatGPT
Since the AI-powered chatbot first emerged towards the end of 2022, the popularity of ChatGPT has risen much faster than many of us expected. The AI software has become a ubiquitous tool in almost every industry, aiding the efficiency and productivity of many workforces across the globe.
Where are we now?
As the hunger for AI-powered tools continues to grow, many established brands are wanting a slice of the action.
Recently, Mercedes dropped their latest update which is set to make their in-car voice assistant even more intuitive and ‘intelligent’ by integrating its existing technology with ChatGPT. Whilst the car already remembers your repeat behaviours such as your daily journey to work, the new integration with AI is set to make voice command software much more intelligent as it should be able to process and understand a wider range of language such as a conversational tone.
The update has just dropped for 900,000 US vehicles who are currently trialling the feature, which is even capable of guiding drivers through the process of repairing faults and booking itself into a garage if it feels that’s necessary – woah!
Whilst demand for these features is clearly growing (leading brands wouldn’t be investing so much into the technology if there was no demand), ChatGPT is clearly a divisive tool as tech giants including Samsung and Apple have outright banned their employees from using it, as have many leading US banks including Goldman Sachs and Bank of America. Furthermore, many countries including Italy have banned the use of ChatGPT within their country altogether amid fears of privacy and security breaches whilst the UK government have warned civil servants about the risks of sharing sensitive state secrets with the chatbot.
Currently, the AI tool is having a few concerning teething problems which is not helping the case of being a trustworthy and reliable platform for individuals and businesses to utilise. ChatGPT is prone to having ‘hallucinations’ which is pretty much where the software presents information as fact when in fact it has been totally made up by the tool. This could have extreme consequences if it doesn’t get resolved pretty quickly and is contributing the lack of trust from the likes of Apple and Amazon.
In sum, it’s clear that the technology is currently standing at the precipice – the question is, is ChatGPT standing at the precipice of greatness or major disruption and chaos?
What does the future look like?
To put it bluntly, the future of ChatGPT is very uncertain. There are many creases with the software that need to be heavily ironed out before users gain the level of trust needed to maintain its prevalence. On the other hand, ChatGPT offers an abundance of opportunities that businesses and individuals could take advantage of for a range of tasks to make their lives more efficient, productive and intuitive.
Whilst there is much controversy surrounding ChatGPT, it also remains one of the most revolutionary innovations of the decade and we’re definitely looking forward to what the future holds for the technology.