The GPT moat

Back in 2016, I wrote a post about people naturally wanting to work for the good of humanity. I included a pullquote highlighting OpenAI’s non-profit mission.

OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return.

Fast-forward to December 2022 and the meteoric buzz and building around ChatGPT. And I am reminded of this four year old Monktoberfest talk by Bryan Cantrill on the too frequent gulf between an organization’s stated principles and their actions.

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