Different independent sources I’ve followed for a while converging on the same couple of points means there just may be some fire to the large language model smoke.
- Bob Carpenter at Statistical Modeling… blog: “12/12 [queries] answered sensibly”
- Matt Birchler: “I’m seeing some people look at this ask just the next NFT fad that comes and goes by the summer, but I’m not so sure. There’s something real here, and I think things are going to get a lot weirder very soon.”
- Dave Winer: “Maybe there will be negative consequences of ChatGPT, but I’m sure we’re not in a position to see what they are now, based on experience with similar changes. And maybe we’ll look back on this moment twenty years from now, and not be able to imagine what life was like before we had this fantastic tool.”
- Ben Thompson: Just… read the whole thing.
Twitter is still ablaze with screenshots, and of course yours truly had a few thoughts to share yesterday. The best explanation of ChatGPT and large language models in general is still Stephen Wolfram’s.
What a fun, exciting, and scary time to be alive…