Generative AI is Officially Mainstream

Jan 24, 2023

ChatGPT and generative AI is officially mainstream….I know, I’m late to the party, but hear me out.

I was at a social event a couple of weeks back with a group of friends who started talking about how they were using ChatGPT. What really shocked me is that they don’t work in tech - they don’t really care about what’s happening in tech - we never talk about tech. Yet here we are, talking tech, and how ChatGPT wrote a poem based on the word “Colorado” for Bryce’s wife’s birthday.In our little tech bubble where six-figure salaries are living in poverty, all sorts of “mainstream” topics don’t matter to the outside world. I figured this was the same as all the other breakthroughs.

When you go to your phone's photo library, and search for the word “dog” every dog photo we ever took shows up. That’s F*ing crazy, but it was just taken for granted.When in Italy, you point your phone at a menu and it live translates everything on the page. 🤯That is WILD - but again, no one seemed to be blown away.

But ChatGPT - people reallllyyy care. (Big props to OpenAI’s marketing department)

Why it’s so cool that people care: now we can really start to make things happen. Execs won’t roll their eyes when support wants to spearhead a project in the generative AI space - hell, because if they don’t, they are already behind their peers.

It’s going to be a really exciting next few years!