This marks the beginning of a series of articles exploring the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in economic development. My aim is to provide you with regular updates on the latest advancements in the field of AI, particularly as they pertain to economic development. In this series, I will place a special emphasis on Chatbots, which are interactive, text-based AI-driven conversations.

OpenAI Announces Leadership Changes

The primary issue at the heart of this upheaval is the pace of AI development. The previous leadership of OpenAI was inclined towards slowing down AI development due to safety concerns. In contrast, the for-profit entity within OpenAI was eager to accelerate commercialization efforts. Ultimately, the for-profit subsidiary, valued at $90 billion, prevailed in its desire to prioritize commercialization. This subsidiary was established to financially support the non-profit parent organization in its mission to develop Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) safely and responsibly for the betterment of society. As of November 29, the company announced it has rehired Sam Altman as its CEO and has a new board of directors.

OpenAI Adds a Voice GPT

In the meantime, OpenAI announce that it now had a GPT voice.  The voice version of GPT IOS had been released which gives users that ability to issue and receive verbal prompts (previously text only) to GPT on mobile devices.

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Chatbots

On November 6, 2023, OpenAI announced ChatGPT’s ability to create your own chatbot hosted on an app store at ChatGPT.  This enables users, especially software developers, to create (and monetize) chatbots they create.  This opens up a wide range of creative applications of the technology.  Much like the Apple app store, we will see many new ways in which the technology can be deployed.