Who’s afraid of ChatGPT?

The galaxy is an exciting place full of mind-boggling wonders, including the latest development in technology: Artificial Intelligence (AI). While it’s no secret that this technology has the potential to change our lives in ways we can’t even imagine, there are valid reasons to exercise a bit of caution.

One concern about AI is the impact it could have on employment, particularly in creative fields like art and music. It’s no longer just a matter of machines taking over mundane tasks; AI is now capable of producing creative works that rival those made by humans. A portrait painted by an AI system recently sold for almost half a million dollars, and AI-generated music is becoming increasingly sophisticated. It’s not unreasonable to wonder if machines will be the new rock stars and artists in the not-too-distant future.

Of course, this raises important questions about the value of human creativity and its place in a world dominated by AI. Will there still be a need for human artists and musicians, or will machines take over entirely? It’s a perplexing conundrum that only time will tell.

Another concern about AI is the need to manage our expectations based on the history of previous technologies. We’ve seen other “game-changing” technologies, like robotics and 3D printing, overhyped and fail to live up to their promise. Sure, robots have transformed manufacturing, and 3D printing has revolutionized prototyping, but their impact on our daily lives has been less than we expected.

The lesson here is that we need to temper our expectations and approach new technologies with caution. AI is an exciting development, but it’s important to recognize that its impact may be more limited than we initially imagine. It’s not the end of the world as we know it, but it’s also not the dawn of a new era.

In conclusion, AI is a new and exciting development that has the potential to change our lives in ways we can’t even begin to imagine. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We need to be cautious and consider the potential impact on employment and manage our expectations based on the history of previous technologies. It’s a brave new world out there, but let’s not panic just yet.

Remember, in the words of the late, great Douglas Adams, “Don’t panic!”

And now for the punchline.

Did you see it coming?

This post was written by ChatGPT.

Oo er. Don’t panic, indeed.

First World Problems – coffee

I reckon if half the ingenuity that currently goes into designing golf equipment and skiwear went into addressing poverty and hunger, perhaps we would’ve made bigger inroads than we have.  The creativity and general brilliance dedicated to solving ‘first world problems’ is mind blowing.  My agency has just released an iPhone app which allows me to order a coffee (free, naturally) remotely from our barista.  He runs a kiosk  twenty paces or so away from my desk.  I tap once to open the app and once to choose my preference then I receive a notification a few minutes later to tell me it’s ready.  I’m loving it, as the  saying goes.  Admittedly I do have to go and fetch it – but I’m working on that.