Artificial Intelligence

The Secret History of AI, and a Hint at What’s Next

Wall Street Journal
May 2, 2023
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Photo by Museums Victoria on Unsplash

Photo by Museums Victoria on Unsplash


Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has been simmering under the surface for years, from the ads we consume to the social media algorithms in our apps. ChatGPT merely unveiled and released this technology to the public, ushering in a new era of AI tools.

If you’re worried that artificial intelligence will transform your job, insinuate itself into your daily routines, or lead to wars fought with lethal autonomous systems, you’re a little late—all of those things have already come to pass.

The AI revolution is here. Recent developments like AI chatbots are important, but serve mostly to highlight that AI has been profoundly affecting our lives for decades—and will continue to for many more.

What’s unique about this moment is that new systems like text-generating AIs, such as ChatGPT, and image-generating AIs, like DALL·E 2 and Midjourney, are the first consumer applications of AI. They allow regular people to use AI to make things. That’s awoken many of us to its potential.

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