2023 was a year of significant breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The year saw the rise of large language models (LLMs) and other AIs becoming everyday tools used by millions of people. OpenAI’s ChatGPT emerged as the front-runner among a wave of AIs with wide-ranging abilities. By February, it had become the fastest-growing app of all time. By the year’s end, it had become an everything machine: browsing the internet, interpreting pictures, generating any requested image, and inserting itself into many existing tools and services.
The year also saw the emergence of Gemini, a new AI language model that can generate code, music, and even poetry. Gemini is capable of creating original content that is indistinguishable from human-generated content. It has already been used to create a wide range of content, including music, poetry, and even a short story that was published in The New Yorker.
However, the rise of AI has not been without its challenges. The year saw the emergence of deepfakes, which are AI-generated videos that can be used to manipulate public opinion. Deepfakes became a major issue, with implications for politics, war footage, and the livelihoods of creative professionals.
Despite these challenges, 2023 was undoubtedly the year that artificial intelligence went mainstream. The technology has become an integral part of our lives, and it is only set to become more ubiquitous in the years to come. As AI continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more exciting breakthroughs in the field.