Not (yet? 😅) in the way you’d expect after binging all terminator movies, but it’s certainly shaking things up. And ever since they started showing up on my twitter feed (together with a lot more Elon Musk - coincidence?), I’ve fallen down a new rabbit hole 🤖
All of the sudden, text-to-image and natural language processing AIs are accessible to anyone, not just a select few researchers or beta testers. Anyone can start using them.
“But Matthias, why would I want to do that?”
Fair question, .
First: it’s a lot of fun. Seeing your thoughts come to life and create (occasionally) stunning images feels like a superpower to someone like me, who hasn’t learned how to properly draw yet.
Just look at this collection of cute cats sleeping on various objects that I created yesterday:
And when it comes to natural language processing, think of all the possibilities: you could already build a tool that scans your emails, extracts all action items and reaches Inbox 0 for you.
Last but not least: AI will change the way we work. In particular in areas that we traditionally thought of disruption-proof.
There’s no way that a human lawyer can do a better due diligence than an AI trained on thousands of data sets.
And while AI can’t replace the human connection that nurses offer, it might very well outperform the doctor giving a diagnosis.
Now, there’s still a far way to go from creating cute cat images to revolutionising the workplace.
But you might just as well get a head-start and understand this new technology to adapt to the future disruption.
“Ok, you convinced me Matthias. How do I get started?”
Well, , you could go ahead and just google about Dall-E, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion and GTP-3 (the most popular, publicly available AIs).