“Too many startups are dead today.”
OpenAI has emerged as one of the pioneers in the ongoing AI race, building on the huge popularity of its chatbot ChatGPT, which has made a huge impact in the emerging industry.
Now the company has sent a clear message to other startups in its ecosystem: If you’re making money with OpenAI products, we may soon rip the rug out from under you.
Especially OpenAI A new update has been released Weekend ChatGPT allows customers to upload PDF files to ChatGPT Plus so that the chatbot can summarize their content. While this may be a boon for office workers busy managing endless PDF files, from within shows The move represents a devastating blow to companies that have built products that use OpenAI to process customers’ PDF files.
It’s a stark reminder that decisions by big tech companies can easily push smaller players into the background — perhaps more than ever in the ever-changing AI entrepreneurial landscape.
“A lot of startups are dead today,” said Alex Kerr, founder of AI incubator P-ai. chirping. “It’s a cruel world out there.”
In a post on LinkedIn, payments giant Stripe’s head of product Sahar More issued a stark warning.
“OpenAI just implemented a move that will wipe out dozens of AI companies,” he wrote, referring to “packaged” companies that rely heavily on APIs, the programming interfaces that allow software developers to communicate with each other.
Other companies that have integrated their products with OpenAI were also affected.
“We are one of the ‘victims’ affected by this update,” said Alex Rebman, a data scientist who developed the ChatGPT plugin that allows users to scan PDF files. chirping.
inside the poll, Rebman assessed whether people would be willing to continue using his tools instead of OpenAI tools. The vast majority responded that their plugin would “see less use.”
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