As soon as I was introduced to ChatGPT, the AI engine regular folk can play with, I was hooked. Want to search for something specific? Go to ChatGPT. When I need to organize my new book's chapters I start with a jumble of ideas, throw them into the bot and out comes order from chaos.
I don't think a day passes by that ChatGPT and I are not enjoying each other's company.
This is just the beginning of something extraordinary. Something I would put on par with the Guttenberg press, the ballpoint pen, AC power, the transistor.
And like every new technology it has many sides to it—both good and bad.
For example, I watch with great fascination the SPAM I receive. Where only a few months ago mail bots were trying to be friendly using common "personalized" greetings like:
"Hi Paul, hope you're having a good day."
With the introduction of AI that SPAM has now morphed over to a very personalized version:
"Hey Paul - Saw you're based in Boulder! What's your go-to spot on Pearl Street? I've heard it's the best place to people watch.
I’m writing to introduce you to...."
Wowsers. Stunning. And this is just the beginning.
I am an admitted techno junkie. I love new tech and will be the first to jump on board (I was one of the first in the industry to launch a DAC back in the day when people didn't even know how to spell the acronym).
My whole point with this rant is to encourage folks not to be afraid of AI. We use transistors as triggers for nuclear bombs while at the same time employing them to make music.
We can't blame humans for being humans, but we can shine a little light on what's new and cool for the right folk at the right time.
What will they think of next?