In the past, an individual’s access to information was the key to successful content creation. The internet revolutionized the way information is gathered and distributed by granting access to everyone. As a result, the ability to process and interpret data meaningfully became paramount. AI takes this to the next level by offering a faster and more efficient way to access, analyze, and assimilate vast amounts of knowledge. The secret to success in the future may therefore be to know what questions to ask.
I was recently introduced to ChatGPT (OpenAI), an AI language processing tool that can generate meaningful content with a short prompt. I asked ChatGPT to produce an editorial, and it generated the response to the right in less than 60 seconds. (Editor’s note: The response has not been edited or changed in any way.)
I was amazed at how quickly ChatGPT created the editorial and touched on the essential points that are relevant to the discussion. Observing this gave me a feeling similar to witnessing the world wide web in action for the first time. I can’t help but think we are at the leading edge of a paradigm shift that has the potential to drastically change the way we create, consume, and integrate content. I look forward to seeing how this transforms our field and society in general.