Mark Zuckerberg famously said that he wanted Facebook to “move fast and break things” – and I have to admit that I have stolen that line once or twice myself. It’s a fun and productive way to work – especially when you’re in the early stages of a project or a startup. The idea is to prioritize speed and innovation over perfection, allowing you to iterate quickly and stay ahead of the competition.
OpenAI is taking this to an extreme. Look at the extraordinary pace of their growth, and the cadence of their major version and feature releases, in the last few months:
- GPT-3 was made available to the public on November 18, 2021…and it was quiet, mostly. There were some early adopters, and companies like Sitation started playing with the tech. It stayed that way until…
- ChatGPT was released on November 30, 2022. November 30. Not even 4 months ago. But look at how it has changed the computing world already! They set records for user adoption and engagement, reaching 1M users in days.
- Microsoft announces a multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI on January 23, 2023.
- GPT-4 was released on March 14, 2023. It is slow, but shows incredible promise.
- Microsoft unveils its OpenAI to Office365 integrations, including Copilot, just 2 days later.
- 9 days later, OpenAI announces ChatGPT Plugins. And now it gets really interesting. We’re going to let the model search and browse the web and connect to various tools.
Have you ever seen another company move this fast? It is breathtaking, and extraordinary, and… exhausting. We’re trying our best to keep up, as we know you are!
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