It’s the question on everyone’s mind these days — how much is AI going to shift everything in the coming years? No one knows the answer, but there are lots of people putting out their guesses.
One of those is Tom Scott, and well-known and trusted YouTuber, who recently released a video with his take on things. In short, he thinks that the release of ChatGPT could be similar to the release of Napster back in 1999. While Napster is long gone, it ushered in an entirely new internet, and ChatGPT could be the same. Here is Tom’s take on things:
Another great video is from the guys at Linus Tech Tips, as they play with the new AI integration in Bing and are simply blown away. It’s a really long video, but if you start around the 43 minute mark (which the video below should do), it’s worth watching for a few minutes.
Perhaps more interesting is to see how laws and regulations adapt to this. If you remember the time of Napster, it was chaos, as record labels and governments scrambled to keep up. At this point, regulations are still being sorted out around things from a decade ago (like Uber), so I have my doubts if laws will be able to stay current in the next few years.
All of this will be fascinating to see unfold. Related to Tom’s video, I tend to think we’re still at the bottom of the Sigmoid Curve that he shared, with tons of wild innovation to come in the next few years, though we’ll never know for sure until we can look back and see what happened.