🚨 ‘Code Red’: Five Ways A Worried Google Will Respond to OpenAI

Clark Boyd
10 min readJan 25

It’s always fun to watch a future case study unfold in real-time, isn’t it? Well, maybe not fun, but you know what I mean.

Meta’s Chief AI Scientist, Yann LeCun, has said that “In terms of underlying techniques, ChatGPT is not particularly innovative.” He goes on to concede that it is perceived as being revolutionary because “it’s nicely done”.

He’s not entirely incorrect. I have been speaking to smarter people recently about OpenAI and they share LeCun’s assessment.

Clark Boyd

Tech/business writer, lecturer (Columbia), and data analyst. >500k views on Medium. I used to be with it, but then they changed what ‘it’ was.