Generative AI has taken center stage this year, with a surge in investments by various companies. OpenAI’s ChatGPT launch in November 2022 marked a milestone in the AI landscape, propelling a wave of advancements across industries. While the GPT series appeared to dominate, Bill Gates recently expressed concerns about its progress.
In an interview with Handelsblatt, Gates suggested that the GPT technology might have hit a plateau, acknowledging the impressive leap from GPT-2 to GPT-4. Despite OpenAI’s optimism about GPT-5, Gates believes that the current generative AI has reached its limits. However, he anticipates future advancements in AI accuracy and cost reduction, leading to the emergence of novel and dependable applications, particularly beneficial for developing nations.
Speaking about the costs associated with AI, Gates highlighted the substantial expenses linked to training large language models and the ongoing challenges with computing power and semiconductor costs. Despite these hurdles, he remains optimistic about the potential of AI, foreseeing its role in making significant strides in various sectors, including accessible health advice through smartphones.