The Generative AI revolution is upon us
In this week’s episode of Ventures, I (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wclittle) discuss options for startup founders at the earliest stages of their journey using Builder.io, Wix’s Artificial Design Intelligence (ADI), ContenBot.ai, and Mixo.io. I discuss how rapidly advancements in this field are happening that are disrupting the “old-guard” of Wordpress and more recently Webflow. With Mixo, you can prompt an AI with a single sentence and within 30s it will generate a complete landing page for you, including standard subscriber management tools. From there, you can modify as needed and publish.
Do we need to worry?
I’ve listened to a bunch of podcasts this past week about the upcoming threat of AI. Many are convinced the end is nigh. One podcaster likened it to being told he had terminal cancer. Others think we’ll be more like pets and it will be fine.
It’s hard to ignore how fast this is all happening. I publish this newsletter (and podcast) weekly, but so much changes week to week I can see why people podcast daily.
Personally, I’m indeed more on the side that we should be very (very, very, very) cautious and the power of exponential growth is hard for us to grasp.
This OG post by Wait by Why back in 2015 is pretty spot on. AGI (general intelligence) is close. ASI (super intelligence) is therefore closer, and that’s where we need to watch out.
I *might* be too old for this. All these NFT collection parties went late into the night and more often than not the music was loud to actually talk to people.
However, I did manage to make my way to rooftops and relatively quiet places in these parties to meet a ton of new people and talk about the future of NFTs, Web3, and social impact.
Many of you are now new subscribers to this newsletter (welcome!). I’m looking forward to future events where it is easier to network with folks (I’ve heard I’m certainly not alone with this feedback).
Still no word from Twitter on my second appeal. :(
Thanks to those of you who chimed in on my LinkedIn post last week about this. If you are just getting up to speed, Twitter decided to “permanently suspend” my 14-yr old account (@wclittle) with zero warning or explanation. My best guess: apparently changing your display name and avatar is a no no.
Be careful out there. :)
Have a great rest of your week!