๐™„๐™จ ๐™‚๐™ค๐™ค๐™œ๐™ก๐™š ๐˜ฟ๐™ค๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™™? ๐™’๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™˜๐™ ๐™‚๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™Ž๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™–๐™จ ๐™†๐™ค๐™™๐™–๐™  ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™„๐˜ฝ๐™ˆ?


๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ž๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—œ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜†


Eastman Kodak Company incorporated in 1892 to market the Kodak film camera jointly developed by George Eastman and Henry A. Strong - was in its hay-day - one of the most iconic American companies. For a century until 1990s, the company ruled the imaging world with their world beating Kodak consumer cameras and film which brought the joys of photography to millions around the world.


"Kodak Moments" the slogan of the Kodak Company's marketing campaigns in the 1980s is referred to in dictionaries today as "๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ...."


Unfortunately for Kodak, the same beautiful slogan is now an informal business term for a "๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต-๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜บ..."


Kodak invented the digital camera, helped NASA to take digital photos on the moon, but ignored the technology to protect its film camera and film roll business which was raking in millions at the time. However, the Japanese rivals Nikon and Canon saw the potential of the digital image sensor in photography and... the rest as they say is history. 


๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—œ๐—•๐—  ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜† ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น, ๐—”๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ณ๐˜ & ๐—•๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—•๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ถ๐˜.


In 1981, IBM launched the PC and by 1984, IBM's revenue from the PC market was $4 billion, more than twice that of Apple. A 1983 study of corporate customers found that two thirds of large customers standardizing on one computer chose the PC, while only 9% chose Apple. A 1985 Fortune survey found that 56% of American companies with personal computers used PCs while 16% used Apple.

However, IBM Ignored the Operating Software aspect of it and allowed Microsoft to steal the market and mint Billions with is MS DOS and later with Microsoft Windows. IBM lost the hardware market to clone makers from the far east, especially from Taiwan and China. Eventually, IBM sold its PC business to Lenovo in 2004.


๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ'๐˜€ ๐—”๐—œ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€


Google had been working on AI applications for years. At Google IO event in 2011, Google introduced its first iteration of voice search powered by AI, allowing users to search using spoken language. From that point onwards, Google kept announcing various AI initiatives, advanced AI technologies and products at each successive Google IO event. However, since November 2022, when OpenAI introduced ChatGPT to the public, Google it seems had been playing catch-up


๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐— ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜๐—š๐—ฃ๐—ง ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ'๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—š๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต, ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ'๐˜€ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.


Analysts as well as a large percentage of current and ex-Google employees feel that Google led by Sundar Pichai is really afraid to admit that their cash-cow Search and revenue stream linked to Search is mortally threatened by LLMs.


It is as certain as day and night that once people get hooked on getting their information through a LLM query, people will cease to use transitional search which directs them to a website and paid-sponsored sites and links.


Google it seems still hasn't figured out a business model of earning revenue through a LLM based query.


As such, even though Google has been investing massively in AI since at least 2010, people feel that Google will lose its edge to others like OpenAI.

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