There’s a buzz on the internet recently that isn’t just your typical buzz.

You can smell it.

Massive disruption is in the air.

You can feel it.

What is it?

It’s called GPT-3, a new NLP (Natural Language Processing) model from OpenAI. This is the promise of artificial intelligence right at our doorsteps.

So what’s the big deal?

Why do I think it’s going to be the most disruptive technology since the Internet?

Big words, I know. We’ve all heard those words before. The “Next Big Thing.”

The technology itself is extremely complex and I won’t come close to doing it justice with an explanation, read this if you wanna go deep or this, so let me just share some examples that I’ve seen floating around so you can judge for yourself.

Auto-Design

Here’s a Figma plugin by Jordan Singer, a product designer at Square / CashApp, that designs for you. It’s still in the early stages, but check it out:

Wait, what?

Auto-Code

Here’s a badass tool called Debuild.co that is built using GPT-3 that lets you quickly create a basic React app by just simply describing it to GPT-3.

Are you kidding me? Here’s another example of a basic to-do app:

How about this fully functioning search engine built on top of GPT-3?

Auto-Write

Check out these examples of GPT-3 automatically writing the next few sentences and paragraphs

What else can it write?

Is your mind blown yet? Mine is.

Check this out for good measure. Read this article that was written by GPT-3, but positioned as something written by someone real.

OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company backed by Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Marc Benioff, Sam Altman and others, released its third generation of language prediction model (GPT-3) into the open-source wild. Language models allow computers to produce random-ish sentences of approximately the same length and grammatical structure as those in a given body of text.

In my early experiments with GPT-3 I found that GPT-3’s predicted sentences, when published on the bitcointalk.org forum, attracted lots of positive attention from posters there, including suggestions that the system must have been intelligent (and/or sarcastic) and that it had found subtle patterns in their posts. I imagine that similar results can be obtained by republishing GPT-3’s outputs to other message boards, blogs, and social media.

The potential is crazy.

The implications are scary.

What People are Saying

As you can see, this isn’t just your typical tech buzz. It’s a big fucking deal and everyone needs to pay attention.

All Your Jobs Are Belong to Us

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We’ve all seen the endless stories about how AI is going to take away so many jobs. It’s starting to get real, real fast.

So What Now?

As Elon Musk said…

Here’s what everyone needs to do:

  1. Join the waitlist to get access here: https://beta.openai.com/
  2. Learn as much as you can about what people are doing with GPT-3
  3. Think about how you can harness this power for good