Microsoft and Chat GPT
Why is Microsoft so interested in Chat GPT? I think it's because Microsoft is willing to make a bet that OpenAI is going to become much more valuable in the future than it is today. That's the #1 reason - it will make Microsoft more profitable.
For Microsoft to become more profitable, it has to make more money. Hosting Chat GPT on its cloud servers for Open AI is going to make Microsoft a lot of money. Finding creative uses for Chat GPT could as well and increase Microsoft's market share of technological use.
Also, if Microsoft uses Chat GPT across its product lines and is able to have the best products, then people are going to use Microsoft's products.
Where is Chat GPT Going to Go
The big question I have is where is Chat GPT going to go? Is it going to become sentient? Is it going to pass the Turing Test by 2029 as Ray Kurzweil has predicted? Will it put all programmers out of business?
Let's answer these questions one by one, starting with where it's going to go. I think it is going to become the default for any kind of search engine - watch out, Google! It is going to replace Wikipedia. It is going to change the game of paid search advertising. People will go to Chat GPT for information, and Chat GPT is going to have to put links and advertisements in its responses in order to remain profitable. I expect to see that in the future - advertisements along with links to websites in Chat GPT responses.
Will Chat GPT become sentient? I don't see this happening any time soon. However, given enough training models and data and the ability to train itself, I do see it becoming sentient one day - or at least appearing to become sentient. Sort of like Commander Data in Star Trek, the Next Generation.
Will it pass the Turing Test by 2029? I see Chat GPT - or a chatbot like it, most definitely passing the Turing Test in 2029. I am already feeling it having a human-like response to my text here in 2023.
Will Chat GPT put programmers out of business? I think it will put programmers out of business who don't leverage it to increase their productivity. Developers who are able to use it as a tool or an extension of their work will be just fine.
What do you think of Microsoft and Chat GPT? What are Microsoft's plans?
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