This is What Top Executives Say About Generative AI and ChatGPT

Jan 19, 2023
Updated • Jan 19, 2023

The snowy landscape of Davos is once again playing host for the World Economic Forum this week. This time, for the organization’s 2023 Annual Meeting. The World Economic Forum and its delegates have much to discuss this time around in their commitment to improving the state of the world, but the idea on everyone’s lips is ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a piece of generative artificial intelligence, which basically means that its AI that can produce content. In the case of ChatGPT, that content is text, but the utility has a lot more capabilities than compiling an essay or generating a short story. For instance, did you know that ChatGPT can compile code

Executives involved with the development of the utility and others of the like have highlighted numerous uses for the emerging generative AI branch of the tech tree. Many of these individuals - as well as investors and high-profile enthusiasts - stated their thoughts about generative AI during the ongoing conference in Davos, Switzerland. 

Microsoft’s chief executive, Satya Nadella, noted that progress within the generative AI sphere has not been linear, to say the least. In an on-stage interview with the prominent publication The Wall Street Journal, Nadella stated that AI capabilities have the power to ‘completely transform’ all of Microsoft’s offerings. We’re already aware of Microsoft’s massive investment into OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT, but the tech giant is also planning to implement a large language model into its Bing search engine, and market ChatGPT to its customers in the cloud-computing arena. This will likely result in even closer competition with Google as the company launches a ChatGPT alternative through DeepMind

Here’s what executives say about ChatGPT

Notable French politician and incumbent Minister for Digitial Transition and Telecommunications, Jean-Noël Barrot, joined a panel discussion with a corporate executive within the Sony Group to discuss the impact of generative AI. While we don’t yet know what was said, it’s interesting to see the political sphere weighing in on the brainchild of a San Francisco startup. 

CEO of Cloudflare, Matthew Price, also weighed in on the generative AI discussion and noted that he viewed AI in its current latest iteration as on par with a junior programmer or ‘really good thought partner.’ He continued by stating that Cloudflare already uses such technology to compile code for its Workers platform and that he’s looking into how technology like this could answer customer queries more efficiently. 

Other executives, such as Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir, feel that AI could have a significant role to play in conflict resolution and the military industry. In an interview with Reuters, he said that ‘the idea that an autonomous thing could generate results is basically obviously useful for war.’

As the World Economic Forum has stated on a few occasions, AI, and by extension, generative AI, is going to be a massive driver in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The organization is currently pursuing various avenues to find a way for AI to be used responsibly by both individuals and world governments to improve the state of the world. We can’t know what the future will look like 20 years from now, but we can see the tools that will propel humanity into the next stage of development and anticipate what changes they might bring.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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