Writing this content is a desk worker’s low-skill labor, demanding little skill but lots of time. (The quality of GMail autocomplete, introduced in 2018, illustrates just how repetitive business writing is.) It’s this attractive target that makes Natural Language Generation (“NLG”) products so exciting, because this new technology has finally grokked the patterns interwoven in our prose. NLG products are newly feasible, enabled by linguistic “transformer” models like GPT-3 from OpenAI and Jurassic-1 from AI21 Labs.
Though usage-based models are not new—having first been championed by AWS (2005) and Twilio (2008) — there’s been a notable increase in their adoption in recent years. This trend continues to accelerate as the landscape for usage-based models quickly evolves. Scale's Max Abram on the next frontier of Usage Based Billing Infrastructure.