As we turn the page on 2022, it's time to begin thinking about the developments AI could bring in the coming year. There is a great deal of potential for AI to revolutionise the world, and so here are our 10 predictions for 2023. From breakthroughs in therapy and coaching, to video games and entertainment, we look forward to a year of exciting progress in the world of AI.
1) Artists and writers will move beyond fear and disbelief at what AI can do and instead start to use it to create new and better work. We will see an explosion of creativity in these fields.
2) No serious professional writer will work without using an AI-assistant. This includes fiction and non-fiction writing. AI writing tools will be as ubiquitous in written fields as calculators are in numerical fields.
3) Technologists will start to study Philosophy of Mind seriously. Questions about the nature of consciousness, awareness, qualia and identity will need cross-disciplinary answers. AI research will prove the limits of a purely mathematical approach.
4) Autonomous vehicles will remain a far away prospect without comprehensive regulation.
5) The boundary between machine-tasks and human-tasks will become more blurred with far greater awareness of the power of augmented intelligence.
6) The education system will be slow to react to large language models, then it will over-react with outright bans, then it will come to a slow acceptance. By the end of 2023, we will likely see a more nuanced approach that encourages the responsible use of language models to supplement existing educational approaches.
7) AI-based therapy and coaching will start to become widespread. AI-based mental health and wellbeing services will become increasingly common as people become more comfortable with the technology.
8) No self respecting and high performing developer in 2023 will build software without using GitHub Copilot or other code generation based AI. It saves developers/companies about 10-15% on development time.
9) Video games and other interactive entertainment will be powered by generative dialogue to create more immersive and less repetitive content. Non-Player Characters (NPCs) will be able to be run by fine-tuned LLM models to create their own personalities and create non-deterministic playthroughs.
10) Non-native English speakers will be able to gain traction in professional capacities like marketing and legal – where native levels of reading and writing are necessary – due to the incredible translation, comprehension and writing abilities of new LLMs.