TedTalk #257: The inside story of ChatGPT’s astonishing potential

TED continues to spread ideas and help us all be better critical thinkers. Watching, listening and talking about TED Talks is a popular pastime for many in the CN&CO community. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh, learn or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations and business opportunities. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part in spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. This week’s TED Talk was picked by Blake Dyason.

Are you using ChatGPT or any of these AI systems?

I am dyslexic and just the idea of writing something for others to read makes me anxious.
ChatGPT has been amazing, I still write my own social media posts or articles, but I ask ChatGPT to help structure it but I do have questions and concerns about these AI systems. Will we stop thinking? Will this replace jobs? How will it affect schools? What about cyber crime? And the list goes on.

I suppose we will always be nervous of new technology that we don’t understand. 

In this TED talk, OpenAI cofounder Greg Brockman explores the underlying design principles of ChatGPT and demos some mind-blowing, unreleased plug-ins for the chatbot that sent shockwaves across the world. After the talk, head of TED Chris Anderson joins Brockman to dig into the timeline of ChatGPT’s development and get Brockman’s take on the risks, raised by many in the tech industry and beyond, of releasing such a powerful tool into the world.

Blake brings a lot of energy, passion and heart into everything he does. He is extremely passionate about our country, it’s people and the environment. He is based in Cape Town and is happiest when he is running around exploring the beauty of the mountains.