In November 2022, OpenAI released ChatGPT and it has recently become available to Apple iOS users in Jamaica. ChatGPT is arguably now the most popular generative artificial intelligence (AI) and its use in Jamaica is growing rapidly. While ChatGPT is taking the world by storm, AI is already integrated into our daily lives, in fact you may already be using AI voice assistant software such as Alexa and Siri and chat boxes that pop up as you navigate websites. Therefore, what does this mean for businesses now and what is the outlook for the future?

What are ChatGPT and Generative AI?

ChatGPT is a ‘chatbox’ that has the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks from creating marketing materials, customer service correspondence and analysing business trends. ChatGPT’s system is driven by generative AI technology, which allows it to produce seemingly new, realistic content in the form of text, images, audio or other media in response to prompts. AI is a branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks typically requiring human integration. Generative AI is a type of AI that models learn patterns and structure, and is able to generate new data that has similar characteristics.