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Artificial General Intelligence 2023

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16th Jan 2024 17:40:53 AI, Technology  0

Looking back at the end of 2022 (November) when the bomb called ChatGPT was dropped by OpenAI, with hindsight, the reverberation wave from that impact has overcome all frictional resistances with no sign of slowing down. Acceleration seems to be the reading from everyone's speedometer.

2023 has undoubtedly been the year of generative AI. Powerful new models from Open AI like GPT4, DALL-E 3, and others like Stable Diffusion have captured the public imagination and shown glimpses of how AI can automate creative and knowledge work. As we approach 2024, generative AI promises to become even more capable and mainstream. Here's an overview of the generative AI revolution in 2023 and key predictions for where it goes next.

The Explosion of Foundation Models:

In 2023, the trend was undoubtedly towards the development of chatbots, and crafting user interfaces powered by extensive large language models. This marked the year when LLM bots evolved from purely text-based interactions to a more versatile, multimodal functionality.

Here, we saw an expansion of what AI researchers call "foundation models" - versatile, large language models that can be adapted to various tasks. Open AI was at the forefront again with GPT4. Anthropic introduced Claude, displaying impressively robust conversational ability. Google opened up LaMDA. Meta launched BlenderBot. These models showed the rapid progress of conversational AI.

Meanwhile, image generators like DALL-E 3 and Stable Diffusion harnessed a different modality to generate striking images from text prompts. LLMs like Anthropic's Claude, Meta's Llama, Google's PaLM, and Inflection AI all carved out their lane in the race, with Hugging Face being the GitHub for Gen AI. The advances this year in both language and image generation foreshadow the emergence of multimodal foundation models that manipulate images, text, code, and potentially even video and audio with ease. It was the year the tech behemoths took the reins and established control of the landscape. Microsoft and Google integrated LLMs into search and enterprise solutions, while Amazon championed a model-as-a-service approach. Meta took a different route, carrying the torch for the open-source community.

,h3>Killer Apps for Text & Code Generation: Tools like ChatGPT portended a revolution in search and information retrieval by generating thoughtful, nuanced explanations on demand while Copilot showed the potential of code generation to accelerate software development. In 2024, expect more services to leverage foundation models in creative ways, automating customer service, technical support, market research, content creation, and any domain reliant on data synthesis and human insight. The applications are endless.

Regulation and Misuse Debates Intensify:

As the generative AI hype cycle peaks, expect more intense debates on misinformation, bias, copyright, and plagiarism as the models continue to mature. Lawmakers will grapple with thorny questions around regulating AI-generated content while researchers explore techniques to improve transparency and auditability. User awareness and tools that manage abuse will be critical for generative AI acceptance.

The Democratization of Creation:

What began as elite academic research diffused this year into the mainstream. Services like DALL-E 2 Mini and Stable Diffusion web demos enabled anyone to build AI creations for free. In 2024, expect this democratization to accelerate across modalities like 3D image generation, video, VR, and gaming environments. Creativity will no longer be constrained to those with resources or technical skills. The lines between content consumers and creators will blur.

New Business Models Emerge:

In 2023, tech giants like Google, and Microsoft and smaller startups like Anthropic offered limited access to test their new AI models. In 2024, expect innovative service-based business models to disrupt this exclusivity. Generative AI could be the next major platform revolutionizing industries from advertising to enterprise software. API-based services will enable subscription access to models tailored for specific commercial uses.

The Generative Arms Race:

If 2023 was big, 2024 will be even bigger for generative AI capabilities. Google, Microsoft, Meta, and startups like Anthropic will continue pouring billions into model development, data corpus expansion, and computing infrastructure. Expect exciting announcements next year around architecture improvements enabling longer-term context, reasoning, personalization, and skill-based expertise. 2023’s models will seem quaint compared to what comes next!


There is an optimistic prediction that generative AI models will make good progress in reducing their propensity to spread false information. This is crucial in maintaining the credibility and reliability of AI systems. 2023 was a transformative year for AI, and 2024 promises to be even more exciting, particularly for generative AI. As AI continues to evolve, it will undoubtedly continue to shape our world in ways we can only begin to imagine.

In a short span, generative AI has already displayed immense potential to automate human predictive and creative capacities across domains like language, image, code, and more. 2023 set the stage with foundational models like DALL-E 2 and ChatGPT capturing the public imagination. As we look ahead to 2024, expect the pace of innovation, capabilities, and applications to markedly accelerate.