On November 6, 2023, OpenAI made waves with its first-ever DevDay, a developer conference teeming with groundbreaking announcements in AI technology. These developments aren't just technological milestones; they're beacons for association leaders who are constantly seeking innovative ways to engage members and streamline operations. Let's dive into these announcements and explore their transformative potential for the association industry.
Well... that was a lot... But don’t worry, we’ll dive deeper into many of these upgrades in future posts. For now, here is what we are most excited about:
Expanded Context Windows
The expanded 128K context window in GPT-4 Turbo is a quantum leap in AI's conversational capabilities. For associations, this means AI can now engage in more in-depth, ongoing conversations with members, remembering and referencing past interactions with precision. It's particularly impactful for complex tasks like developing policy documents or compiling research, where continuity and depth of understanding are key.
The Power of Custom GPTs
Customizable GPT models are a stride towards highly personalized AI applications. Associations can train these models on their specific datasets, such as past conference proceedings or member surveys, creating an AI that's not just intelligent but also finely attuned to their unique contexts. This personalization means more effective and relevant member engagement, data analysis, and content creation, tailored to each association's specific needs and style.
The announcements from OpenAI’s DevDay are more than just technological updates; they open new pathways for associations to integrate AI into their core operations. These advancements promise more efficient operations, enhanced member engagement, and innovative growth avenues. As AI continues to evolve, associations embracing these technologies will lead in a digitally transformed landscape. We stand at the brink of these exciting developments – it's the perfect time for associations to explore and integrate these AI advancements into their future strategies. Which of these AI advancements do you see as a game-changer for your association? Share your thoughts with us in the Sidecar Community!
Johanna Gundlach is Senior Advisor to the Sidecar team and the first employee of Blue Cypress. She is passionate about helping grow leaders in the association and not-for-profit space. Outside of her work with Sidecar, Johanna loves exploring the mountains with her dog Laci.
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