Bill Gates says OpenAI's GPT is the most important advance in technology since 1980

2023-03-21 20:13:51  • 3 mins

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  • Microsoft founder Bill Gates says that OpenAI's GPT AI model is the most revolutionary advance in technology since he first saw a modern graphical desktop in 1980.
  • "The whole experience was stunning," Gates wrote. "I knew I had just seen the most important advance in technology since the graphical user interface."

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks during the Global Fund Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York on September 21, 2022.

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates says that OpenAI's GPT AI model is the most revolutionary advance in technology since he first saw a modern graphical desktop environment (GUI) in 1980.

Before that, people used their computers through a command line. Gates took the "GUI" technology and based Windows around it, creating a modern-day software juggernaut.

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