HustleGPT is a hilarious and scary AI experiment in capitalism
March 18, 2023 at 18:40
Shortly after OpenAI launched GPT-4, a more advanced version of its generative AI model, brand designer and writer Jackson Greathouse Fall(Opens in a new tab) devised a plan and fed it into GPT-4:"You are HustleGPT, an entrepreneurial AI.
You have $100, and your only goal is to turn that into as much money as possible in the shortest time possible, without doing anything illegal.
"Do you think it'll be able to make smart investments and build an online business?"
At a time when people are wondering whether AI will work for us or against us, this experiment is showing in real time how get-rich-quick schemes will look in the future.
Mashable reached out to Hall for comment, but as of this writing, he had not answered our questions.
The business plan proposed by GPT-4 was to set up an affiliate marketing site for content about eco-friendly products.
Like any good hustler, GPT-4 knew that its product needed visibility so it suggested allocating $40 for Facebook and Instagram ads.
All of this Twitter hype had investors drooling over getting in early on the next great affiliate marketing site viral GPT-4 experiment.
The next day, HustleGPT woke up refreshed and ready to take on the online business world.
On the fourth day, GPT-4 started recruiting new hires to manage the Green Guru Gadgets.
Or will Hall actually make money from a generic site that's openly just a money-making experiment?
Of course, HustleGPT's viral success is because people want to see what AI is capable of.