Yesterday marked the first anniversary since OpenAI debuted ChatGPT, capping a transformative year as countless companies and everyday users experienced the rewards and risks of generative AI.
It’s hard to concisely capture the myriad ways ChatGPT and generative AI overall have shaped marketing, technology, media, culture and society in a single year. It’s breathed new life into the world of search, sparked new waves of creativity and enabled new product roadmaps. At the same time, it’s brought forth new concerns related to intellectual property, misinformation, discrimination and data privacy.
There have also been plenty of existential questions about everything from the future of work and the creative process to the ethics of innovation and the role of regulation. The pace of progress has even led some to fear AI’s unchecked progress could also harm humanity far beyond the realm of ChatGPT.