“Good evening, I’m Faisal Islam, and welcome to BBC Newsnight, where we take a look at the race for supremacy in AI among big tech firms and its impact on the world” – the opening script of Newsnight written by Artificial Intelligence chatbot chatGPT, created by OpenAI a few weeks ago.
The advancement of AI comes amidst a tumultuous time for the big tech firms – with the giants Apple, Microsoft and Google all posting declining profits and with more than 50,000 Silicon Valley lay offs amidst the global economic downturn.
What’s going on at the top of some of the world’s biggest companies? Could the AI arms race be their route to renewed success? The BBC’s tech correspondent James Clayton reports from San Francisco.