Don’t Build the Wrong Kind of AI Business
Founders excited about breakthroughs in artificial intelligence would be wise to slow down and make sure one of the tech whales isn’t likely to gobble up their idea.
At a catch-up coffee a few weeks ago, a founder friend asked me, “What AI thing should we build?”
It was the third time that week a founder had asked me the same question.
Generative artificial intelligence is 99% of the buzz in Silicon Valley right now. In just the last few weeks, Open AI released GPT-4, its most advanced language model to date; Google announced AI for the Workspace in its suite of apps, including Gmail, Docs, Sheets and Slides; Microsoft announced an AI copilot for Microsoft 365, including Docs, Excel and PowerPoint; and then Google released Bard, its ChatGPT competitor, and Open AI released plug-ins for…