ChatGPT was a black swan event

Sam Altman arrives at the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden for the 2016 Bilderberg Group conference on June 9, 2016, in Dresden, Germany.
ChatGPT has only been publicly available for 6 months.
It has already upended education and training, hiring, and company share prices.
It was a black swan event — an unforeseen, rare event that with hindsight looks inevitable.

Bill Gates thinks its creation is as fundamental as the computer chip, the internet, and the PC. Elon Musk wants to put the brakes on development. Warren Buffet is already comparing it to the atomic bomb.

These are all the hyperbolic statements made about artificial intelligence in the six months since the startup OpenAI released ChatGPT to the public, the smart chatbot underpinned by the GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 large language models. 

ChatGPT and other AI tools that can “create” something from nothing, such as image-generators DALL-E and Midjourney, and ChatGPT rival Google Bard, all fall under the new umbrella term…

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This article was written by Beatrice Nolan,Shona Ghosh and originally published on