ChatGPT will disrupt a lot of software.
7 ways to use it to your advantage:
Skip the AI-Focused Apps
It's a false gold rush.
AI apps are a feature, not a product.
OpenAI will keep most of the value.
Incumbent apps will quickly add AI.
Instead, use AI to supercharge your work.
Huge development teams are a thing of the past. Skip them.
AI-assisted dev teams can ship significantly more and better products.
Go with a lean super productive team.
Supercharged developers can tackle bigger projects.
Don't like Gumroad's price increase? Build a competitor for 1/100th the cost and charge 1/10th the cost.
Hate something about Intercom? Compete with them.
Incumbents are more vulnerable than ever.
Without the need for huge dev teams, you can bootstrap much larger projects.
A small round to get off the ground and then AI-assisted teams can take down huge incumbents.
The next group of IPO-ready startups will skip the dilutive extra rounds of venture capital.
Test More MVPs
No code made testing prototypes faster.
ChatGPT makes testing even code-heavy projects fast.
One developer can now build 10x more with AI's help.
ChatGPT is the perfect writing buddy.
- Landing pages
- Lead magnets
- Blog posts
Use AI to take your writing to the next level.
Amazing Customer Service
AI will be able to handle most customer support requests fully.
The need for a big team of CS people will drop.
Fully built-out help docs will be trivial to produce.
TLDR AI's Impact on Software
- Skip the AI-Focused Apps
- Test More MVPs
- More Ambition
- Smaller Teams
- Better Writing
- Goodbye VC
What do you think AI's impact on software will be? Are these right or wrong?