An FI’s guide to young people – Part Two: When fantasy becomes reality

If you are in a particular age range, you probably remember KITT – the sassy, black, Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from the 80s television show Knight Rider. Ahead of its time, KITT was equipped with a self-aware cybernetic logic module that allowed it to think, learn, communicate, and interact with humans – as it did with its owner, Michael (David Hasselhoff) via a walkie-talkie type wristwatch. KITT was the car of the future. Together, they righted the wrongs of the day and drove off into the sunset until the next episode.

But that was just for television, right?

Today, in the 2020s, a car like KITT isn’t so far-fetched when vehicles can now drive and park themselves. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a trending acronym for the better part of the last year with the onset of generative AI programs such as ChatGPTBard, and DALL-E – which can create text, images, and other media based on various prompts and what the user instructs it to create.

If you missed part one of An FI’s Guide to Young People, you can catch up on all the lingo here.

Before you say “huh?” or let your eyes glaze over – here’s an example:


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