Next Up for AI Chatbots? It’s All About How to Apply Them | PRO Insight

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The magical demos displayed the capability, and now the platform wars begin

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What's next for the AI chatbot industry? (Dall-E)

The chatbots did their job. They inspired awe, mockery and even some fear. Most importantly, they drew attention. Front-page headlines, cover stories and word of mouth caused millions to try them, leading businesses and developers to ask how they could put the technology to use. 

The APIs, of course, were always the point. ChatGPT and Bing’s chatbot were never the end product. They were demos meant to sell other companies on tools they could use to build their own. And it worked. Now, the war to build the leading generative AI platform is underway.

“For OpenAI, the vast majority of the money they will ever make will come from developers,” Ben Parr, president of Octane