What's Next For Accounting? - Issue #73

On the heels of last week's ChatGPT API release, we saw a glut of new ChatGPT experiences. If you missed it last week, here's why that's significant.

Initial implementations will simply be the vanilla ChatGPT model in a new place. But the more meaningful implementations will layer it with new skills. Bing has done this, combining web search results with ChatGPT. Copy.ai has layered in skills like scraping a website, or summarizing a YouTube video. The takeaway is vanilla ChatGPT is the new baseline, the version with no features, made more useful by integrations & custom skills.

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