Feb 23 / Naz

Google Gen vs ChatGPT Gen

Feels like a covert pact among data bandits, doesn't it?
I can't wrap my head around why Google, the titan hoarding humanity's collective wisdom, is so keen on plundering our 'wealth'—our data. They were the gatekeepers of the internet's expanse, a role they played well until ChatGPT burst onto the scene, challenging their throne with a so-called 'enhanced' model. Or should I say, 'CheatGPT'? It's become the dark muse for those seeking shortcuts, the unconscious motivation for cheating our way through complexities.
For my generation, Gen X, Google was a treasure trove. We reveled in the hunt for data, transforming it into personalized knowledge with a dash of creativity. But the younger generations, Millennials and Gen Z, seem to have lost that zest. Their mantra? Why bother with the grind when instant knowledge can be handed to them on a silver platter, courtesy of our friend, CheatGPT.
It's almost as if the brains behind LLM/ChatGPT solutions crafted these marvels out of sheer laziness, catering to their own kind. Picture this: a bunch of entitled dudes, too indifferent to pursue formal education, yet audacious enough to redefine how we access information.
I'm reminded of a German saying: "Not macht erfinderisch" or "Necessity breeds invention." It's ironic, considering the current scenario. Reddit, a cesspool of questionable data, is now Google's latest feast. They plan to gorge on this 'junk' to refine Gemini, their AI brainchild, in hopes of avoiding laughable mishaps.
But here's the kicker: AI solutions like Gemini are being spoon-fed internet data, which, let's face it, is predominantly rubbish. Add to that a dash of socially awkward CEOs and tech nerds, and what do we get? A 'revolutionary' product so half-baked, we're now scrambling to slap on layers of regulations, standards, and guidelines just to make it somewhat palatable.
The irony? In our quest for convenience, we're inadvertently signing up for a mess that demands even more effort to untangle. So much for progress, huh?
My take on this: Yes, AI will replace some of the human efforts. But we, humans, need to learn how to make useful AI and how to use it.
Recently, I encountered a senior marketing expert who had been replaced by AI and was navigating a career transition. I'm convinced that companies opting to replace human experts with AI-only solutions will ultimately incur higher expenses in addressing unforeseen issues. According to industry veterans, the rationale behind substituting human talent with AI isn't as solid as presumed. Beyond the substantial initial investment, the ongoing maintenance costs present a significant financial challenge.
Have you heard about Chevrolet dealer's chatbot that agreed to give a car away for $1 ( which costs minimum 60k) ? I just loved it and enjoy reading it each time.
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