So, looking forwards, Generative AI is getting really good at creating digital work. We're exploring what this means and some possible strategies for dealing with this.
Long term this leads to some sticky questions about the creation and consumption of AI generated works (and that's ignoring legal issues like copyright, we'll skip that for now). Long story short: bad content can waste your time and even lead you down paths that can result in failure, as an extreme example there is recently a trend of AI generated mushroom foraging guides, to put it bluntly there's a LOT of poisonous and dangerous mushrooms, pick and eat the wrong ones and you could end up sick or dead (https://www.google.com/search?q=ai+generated+mushroom+books).
So with this in mind I've started exploring the space, we had a really productive meeting today that can be summarized roughly as:
Thank you Kurt, this is an important initiative.
Recently I had an interesting experience with ChatGPT. I was tasked to develop a one pager product data sheet for a startup I advise. I asked the CEO to send me his top value proposition messages. Instead he sent me a ChatGPT generated one pager, that probably scanned the website and other literature or competitive literature on the net. It was 90% correct and really cut my work by at least 50%. However a few sentences were either incorrect (questionable or non sequitur) or irrelevant for our market or target customers. ChatGPT probably had tapped into information that appeared to relate to what we were doing, but was not. Bottom line, ChatGPT is risky in the hands of individuals who either lack common sense, critical thinking, or simply knowledge of the their field. But for individuals that have the knowledge, it is an incredible time saving. It adresses the "blank page" syndrome, and changes your task from writing to reviewing . Much simpler task if you have the knowledge and are not a writer by trade.
------------------------------Kurt SeifriedChief Blockchain Officer and Director of Special ProjectsCloud Security Alliance[email protected]------------------------------