The generative AI revolution has begun—how did we get here?

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Ars Technica recently published an in-depth article on the current state of AI technology and why we are suddenly hearing about it nonstop. The post argues much of the excitement about recent breakthroughs has to do with the flexibility of the “foundation models” that support the AI systems.

Progress in AI systems often feels cyclical. Every few years, computers can suddenly do something they’ve never been able to do before. “Behold!” the AI true believers proclaim, “the age of artificial general intelligence is at hand!” “Nonsense!” the skeptics say. “Remember self-driving cars?”

The truth usually lies somewhere in between.

Read the full piece here, which goes into great technical detail.


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