Mr Bean, like Bing’s $100bn stumble with ChatGPT, shows AI’s risks & rewards

Artificial intelligence (AI) is something that marketers should closely examine. When ChatGPT language model supplied inaccurate information about various themes in the middle of February 2023, Microsoft had a difficult time. Many false statements were made during a pre-recorded presentation of the technology’s integration with Bing regarding the offerings and financial performance of The Gap and Lululemon. Microsoft’s stock dropped 5%, from $272 on February 14 to $258 on February 17. A $100 billion decline in market capitalization occurred.

My career in artificial intelligence (AI) began as a machine learning and data mining researcher at City University, so I wasn’t shocked to see that the technology’s limits can knock many people’s inflated expectations of what AI can do. Marketers need to understand that both humans and machines are capable of making mistakes. AI can also make amazing things possible, like the hilarious video in which Mr Bean takes Charlize Theron’s role in her advert for Dior.

I’ve written more about AI risks, and its potential rewards, on the CCgroup blog.

Duncan Chapple

Duncan Chapple is the preeminent consultant on optimising international analyst relations and the value created by analyst firms. As the head of CCgroup's analyst relations team, Chapple directs programs that increase the value of relationships with industry analysts and sourcing advisors.