A timeline of ChatGPT in 2023

PLUS a slight restructure and more!

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It’s been an interesting 6 months. With 15 editions published and over 1k subscribers, I wanted to take a moment and say thank you for your support! I couldn’t have done this without you.

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Wow, what a year it has been. The field of technology, most notably AI, has really progressed at a rate that’s been mind-boggling and very difficult to keep up with.

I personally have subscribed to newsletters daily to keep up with it, and even then it was still a lot to digest.

I wanted to take this newsletter to discuss how much ChatGPT has evolved over the past year and how it can impact us in the future.

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The Past: A Timeline

Just over one year ago, we had the first glimpse of next-generation artificial intelligence at our fingertips. Now, it’s something that not only businesses are integrating into their stacks, but using as part of critical operations.

To put it into perspective, here’s a brief timeline of ChatGPT:

  • November 30, 2022 - OpenAI introduced ChatGPT as a free research preview.

  • February 1, 2023 - OpenAI announced ChatGPT Plus.

  • March 1, 2023 - OpenAI introduced the ChatGPT API.

  • March 14, 2023 - OpenAI releases GPT-4 and Plugins

  • March 14, 2023 - Anthropic launches Claude, a ChatGPT alternative.

  • March 21, 2023 - Google launches Bard, a ChatGPT alternative.

  • April 19, 2023 - Germany launches data protection inqury over ChatGPT.

  • May 19, 2023 - OpenAI releases an official app for ChatGPT for iOS.

  • June 12, 2023 - Bytes and Brew released the first edition!

  • June 29, 2023 - OpenAI is sued for scraping private data to train ChatGPT.

  • July 6, 2023 - Code Interpreter is available to all ChatGPT+ users.

  • August 22, 2023 - Custom instructions are made available in the EU & UK.

  • October 6, 2023 - DALL-E 3 is made available on the web interface.

  • November 6, 2023 - GPT’s are introduced.

  • December 20, 2023 - ChatGPT chats can be archived.

The Future

Going into 2024, who knows what OpenAI and similar companies will create? Moreover, how will this impact us, as the users? Here’s a few different ways:

  • Education: Language models can be used as learning and teaching assistants, further integration into e-learning platforms, and guiding students on achieving learning outcomes.

  • Workplace: There’s still plenty of space to use AI as an opportunity for employees to offload routine tasks and enhance their skills.

  • Creative Content Creation: The amount of time it takes to create long-form pieces of content will be reduced further.

  • Prompt Engineering: While some say it’s going away, some say it’s here to stay. I think we need to add this skill to our resume since this technology has proven itself worthy and useful.

On the side of the creators of this technology, one thing to look out for in 2024 is government regulation and lawsuits. In June, OpenAI got sued for scraping private data to train ChatGPT. How will this play out?

Stay tuned and find out. Thank you for being a subscriber and helping make Bytes and Brew an absolute success. Happy holidays! 🎅 


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