🎙️ 41 - Perplexity, OpenAI’s GPT Store, Bitcoin’s Year Ahead and the Rabbit R1
Rick Huckstep and Shaun Weston discuss Perplexity AI, OpenAI’s GPT Store, Microsoft’s CoPilot app, Bitcoin ETF’s and upcoming Halvening, the Rabbit R1 and Elvis Presley Holograms…and more!
🎙️ Ep41 of The Big Tech Little Tech Podcast
Welcome to the latest episode of the Big Tech Little Tech podcast, the show that takes a not so serious look at the seriousness of tech.
For episode 41, it’s again heavily influenced by what’s going on in AI.
Our lead discussion is about Perplexity.AI, the question and answer system used by 10 million people a day. We’ve both been using Perplexity for months as a superior alternative to Google for searching on the Internet. It’s free to use and we love it.
Which led us onto Microsoft’s alternative to Google and Perplexity, which is the CoPilot app. The app sits on top of ChatGPT and DALL-E, which means that users of the Microsoft (free) app get access to OpenAI’s paid systems easily. We still prefer Perplexity, but CoPilot is worth a look too!
Staying on the subject of AI, OpenAI have opened up their GPT Store. It’s being signalled as the App Store moment for OpenAI. That’s because of its potential to unlock ChatGPT just as the App Store unlocked the iPhone after it launched in 2008, a year after the iPhone was introduced to the world.
We’ll have to see but we both think this is a key moment and will be watching closely.
The show wasn’t all about AI and we did turn our attention on to Bitcoin, and the year ahead of the 15 year old cryptocurrency. Is it a coincidence that in the year of the next halvening, the US regulators have finally approved investment in Bitcoin ETFs? Rick thinks not, and explains why in the show in his brilliantly succinct style.
Finally, Shaun brings the show back to reality with a light hearted look at the new Elvis Presley holographic show. The question is, do we really want a world filled with “new” content from “old” icons?
For out Tech of the Week, we both picked the Rabbit R1. Just a gimmick having it’s 15 minutes of fame, or a vision of what Alexa, Siri and Hey Google will become?
To close the show, Shaun’s awards go to a toaster and the creative use of old telephone boxes as EV charging stations. Whilst Rick’s Hero award goes to Satya Nadella for leading Microsoft to overtake Apple as the most valuable company in the world.
ATB, Rick & Shaun
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