The look on my face as I logged into the workspace today must have mirrored your own; wasn’t expecting this latest turn of events! (Disclosure: my very tangential work with a large Redmond, WA based computing and software firm has gotten pretty interesting in the AI field lately in regard to learning the different kinds of tech in this arena.)
If nothing else, it’s a good time to catch up on all the different strains of AI be it generative, LLM, search/task based and so on and like @osma states, OpenAI, Microsoft are just two of the many players in the field. It’s the Wild West stage of the technology with being only a year in, and we’ll probably be in awe of whatever comes down the pike in the next year, I’m sure.
(Edits for clarity)