The AI Artifacts Podcast
The AI Artifacts Podcast
Episode 6: Guest Mason Del Rio talks ChatGPT's 1-year anniversary

Episode 6: Guest Mason Del Rio talks ChatGPT's 1-year anniversary

Also: OpenAI's new board, Pika Labs, and a nail-biting round of "Two truths and l’AI"

ChatGPT marked its first birthday on Nov. 30 with OpenAI entering a whole new era filled with familiar faces and few new ones. Brian and Sarah keep things casual on this episode, welcoming friend of (and off) the pod Mason Del Rio, a data scientist and analyst with media production experience, to discuss ChatGPT's impact in its first year. [Editor’s note: Mason also helped us with editing this episode, which we greatly appreciate.]

For coders, creatives, and writers, the online world is increasingly saturated with AI-powered content. What’s going to happen next in 2024, and what will it mean for the workforce? All of this and more are on the table, along with a suspenseful edition of "Two truths and l’AI." Find out if Sarah finally cracked Brian’s strategy once and for all.

Timestamps for this episode:

[0:00] Intro

[0:18] Welcome

[1:35] Introduction of Mason Del Rio

[2:47] What the changes at OpenAI mean

[6:48] What OpenAI’s changes mean for Microsoft

[10:16] OpenAI’s new board

[11:25] What Pika Labs is doing for text-to-video tech

[14:55] Increased quality of generative AI output in less than a year

[16:05] HeyGen’s AI-generated video avatars

[18:17] "Two truths and l’AI"

[27:06] One year of ChatGPT: What has changed?

[31:40] ChatGPT relevance for Github and Microsoft

[33:25] Practical applications for professionals outside of computer science

[36:57] Impact on persuasion for politics, sales, and customer service teams

[42:32] Generating images for product design and textiles

[44:50] Generative AI for video

[46:07] Expectations for AI in 2024

[53:20] Most impressive generative AI capabilities so far

Links for topics referenced in this episode:

ChatGPT’s birthday (CNBC):

Inside look at Microsoft’s relationship with the board at OpenAI (The New Yorker):

Reactions from prominent women in tech to OpenAI’s all-male (so far) board (Wired):

AI-powered video-editing platform Pika raises $55 million (TechCrunch):

HeyGen raises $5.6 million for its AI-powered video tools (Forbes):

"Avengers Wes Anderson Trailer" (YouTube):

"Star Wars by Balenciaga" (YouTube):

Making $200,000/year to talk to chatbots (Wall Street Journal):

Using AI to complete a Sophoclean play (The Tribune-Democrat):

Chris Onstand’s use of AI to replicate voices from his webcomic "Achewood" (Polygon):

More links to news that didn’t make the show:

ChatGPT-written legislation for a city in Brazil (Associated Press):

Yann LeCun’s near-term AI superintelligence skepticism at Meta: (CNBC):

Meta’s global ban of AI-made political ads (ZDNet):

Amazon announces Q chatbot for businesses (CNBC):

Music used in this podcast comes from "Vanishing Horizon" by Jason Shaw and is licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License.

The AI Artifacts Podcast
The AI Artifacts Podcast
Coming Fall 2023: The AI Artifacts Podcast, co-hosted by Brian Warmoth and Sarah Luger, features timely conversations with founders, technical experts, and practitioners to de-mystify AI's current rise, what it does best, and how it will shape the future.