ChatGPT: Platform or Destination? Please, *please* not a destination!

John Battelle
4 min readFeb 3, 2023
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI (left), and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Image Microsoft

(original post at Searchblog)

Do generative AI innovations like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s LaMDA represent a new and foundational technology platform like Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS or the Internet? Or are they just fun and/or useful new products that millions will eventually use, like Google Docs or Instagram? I think the answer can and…

--

--

John Battelle

A Founder of The Recount, NewCo, Federated Media, sovrn Holdings, Web 2 Summit, Wired, Industry Standard; writer on Media, Technology, Culture, Business