It has been more than 70 years since the English computer scientist Alan Turing wrote a landmark paper laying out the Turing Test for assessing whether machines can think.
It turns out that a better question is whether they can sell advertising.
Over the past two months, Wall Street has become preoccupied with ChatGPT, the now very popular chatbot from start-up OpenAI. ChatGPT launched on Nov. 30 as a free service, and the world has been dazzled by its ability to answer questions and create original materials, generating everything from letters and resumes to computer code and Shakespearean-style sonnets. ChatGPT reached more than 100 million users in January, hitting that milestone even faster than TikTok.
Barron's: ChatGPT Sparked an AI Craze. Investors Need a Long-Term Plan