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[Wikimedia-l] Re: Chat GPT
Just to give a sense of scale: OpenAI started with a $1 billion donation,
got another $1B as investment, and is now getting a larger investment from
Microsoft (undisclosed but rumored to be $10B). Assuming they spent most of
their previous funding, which seems likely, their operational costs are in
the ballpark of $300 million per year. The idea that the WMF could just
choose to create conversational software of a similar quality if it wanted
seems detached from reality to me.