One year ago today, on November 30, 2022, OpenAI released ChatGPT. It’s uncommon for a single product to create as much impact on the tech industry as ChatGPT has in just one year. From a tech point of view, ChatGPT didn’t initially strike many as being especially novel, among those paying attention to AI. Chatbots had existed for some time. Out of the box, ChatGPT refused to answer some inflammatory questions, and as wily users looking for social media points worked around each limitation, OpenAI erected new guard rails to keep ChatGPT in line.

Source: ChatGPT is one year old. Here’s how it changed the tech world.