AI Is Progressing At Bullet Train Speeds
No Industry Is Safe From The AI Revolution
- Artificial intelligence (AI) has reached an inflection point in development allowing the technology to permeate all walks of life and every industry, driving innovation disrupting previously unassailable firms and competitive moats in the process. Analogous to how a confluence of the computer revolution, microprocessors and the internet gave way to Marc Andreesen’s “software is eating the world” declaration in in 2011, mobile smartphones, global internet, and neural networks have laid the groundwork for AI to revolutionize the global economy across multiple industries for the next decade.1
- Cognizant of this trend, technology’s titans including Google, Meta, Apple, and Tesla have been racing to build advanced AI models. In 2020, Google’s DeepMind AI team broke biology’s legendary protein folding problem. In July 2022 the DeepMind team followed this breakthrough up by announcing they had predicted the structure of nearly all known proteins to science. One standalone firm in the AI heavyweight mix is OpenAI, which raised over $1 billion from Microsoft in 2019. Below is a transcript of one conversation with OpenAI’s text-davinci-003 model and paintings created by OpenAI’s DALLE model. One can see why Microsoft is reported to be in advanced talks to double down on their OpenAI investment in the coming months.
- Advanced models such as GPT-3 have now crossed a threshold where chief marketing and revenue officers at leading companies would be wise to map out a strategic plan for 2023 that infuses their growth marketing and customer experience interactions with AI.