This technology won’t be contained.
Earlier this week, I asked ChatGPT how to clean a humidifier. Then, frustrated by its answer, I asked it to design a less demanding humidifier. It did. But when I prompted the AI to estimate the cost of such a device—a few hundred dollars on the high end—I decided to live with the 30-minute white-vinegar soak it had suggested in the first place. The whole experience was quick, easy, and had the pleasant tickle of ingenuity: I felt like I’d participated in a creative process, rather than just looking something up.
Referred to in the above article: AI Search is Turning into the Problem Everyone Worried About, by Caroline Mimbs Nyce (No paywall here.)