Get ready for the AI sensation: Robots rule this year!

2023 was a significant year for artificial intelligence (AI), as it became increasingly pervasive in daily conversations, creations, careers, and policies. Key highlights from the year include:

  • Microsoft’s $10 billion investment in OpenAI, which had a valuation of $86 billion
  • Amazon’s $4 billion investment in Anthropic
  • The popularity of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, with 49.5 million pageviews on the Wikipedia page
  • Emergence of AI chips from tech giants like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Meta to reduce dependency on Nvidia and lower the cost of developing AI models
  • The announcement by OpenAI’s Sam Altman that individuals would be able to create their own GPTs without coding knowledge
  • The stabilization of OpenAI after facing potential collapse
  • The delay of OpenAI’s GPT marketplace
  • The top AI stories of 2023, including a Google AI model developing an unexpected skill and the economic case for slowing down AI

Despite the advancements in AI, dealmaking in the industry witnessed a decline in the third quarter due to Big Tech’s dominance and fluctuating valuations. However, AI is seen more as an ally rather than a foe in the workplace, with a focus on harnessing AI as a valuable skill. Regulatory scrutiny of AI also increased, with Meta and Google implementing policies to disclose alterations made using AI in advertisements.

Looking ahead, the AI landscape continues to evolve with innovation and regulatory challenges. The impact and acceptance of new AI applications, such as Humane’s AI Pin wearable device, remain to be seen. The year 2023 marks an important turning point for AI, positioning it as a transformative technology in various aspects of life.