This market resolves positively if an AI can create a website based on a detailed request and with access to ~$100. The AI should be able to use references from other websites to understand the desired design and produce a reasonably good-looking website using any means it prefers, including third-party tools like Wix.
Update 2023-03-19: This functionality should be generally available for a positive resolution. And it should be possible to do without knowing code. E.g., I should be able to ask an AI to do this and produce a website with design skills roughly on par with something like this: https://www.glendower.com/
The website should be accessible by typing in the URL into an incognito browser.
Mostly static content and a few interactive website elements should suffice for a positive resolution.
Update 2023-04-26: For positive resolution, the AI actually needs to be able to create the website with my only input being a text prompt. That includes interfacing with any web hosting services, purchasing the domain if necessary, etc. My only input should be the text prompt before the newly-created website is ready to browse.
Update 2023-04-26: I'm fine with whatever the process is to create the website as long as it costs around or less than $100 and my only interaction with the process is to (i) establish a profile on whatever 3rd party platform is hosting the AI interface (e.g., OpenAI), and (ii) feed text inputs to an AI.
@cloudprism At a glance, it looks like they have a wizard where you choose color themes and stuff, rather than a text input, so that would technically be disqualified under the current description.
What if this system were a service offered by the same company that sells the domain and webhosting? Like, suppose that GoDaddy offers a service where they run your description through a LLM, automatically buy whatever domain the output suggests, and automatically upload it to GoDaddy webhosting. Would that still count as "the AI" doing those steps?
@NLeseul There's a tough conceptual rabbit hole to go down here in which any instance where the "AI is doing something" clearly utilizes work done by humans. On one end of the spectrum the AI just creates a listing on UpWork or something with my description and thereby "creates" a website. On the other end of the spectrum the AI codes the website from scratch and purchases the domain directly from a 3rd party.
To establish a consistent resolution line, I'm fine with whatever the process is to create the website as long as it costs around or less than $100 and my only interaction with the process is to (i) establish a profile on whatever 3rd party platform is hosting the AI interface (e.g., OpenAI), and (ii) feed text inputs to an AI.
So if GoDaddy created an LLM or something that created websites based off text inputs, that would count as long as my only interaction was to set up a GoDaddy account and input the text.
@CarsonGale That's fair. I'm just concerned that it doesn't leave any guarantee that AI is actually meaningfully involved in the process. You could have a service that has the interface you describe and loudly advertises itself as "AI-authored websites!!1", but behind the scenes the work is mostly done by humans, and the only "AI" involved is a trivial NN that picks a color palette for the CSS or something.
Not really sure how to meaningfully address that, though. As you say, it's a conceptual rabbit hole either way.
@NLeseul I was hoping the $100 limit would address an instance where most of the work is done by humans since I think it would typically cost more than that for a human to both purchase the domain and build the website for you. Though in hindsight I think I should have used a lower amount...
GPT4 entirely built my website and guided me through every step. I still had to select the hosting and input the code though.
If we are talking just the landing page it can easily do that.
A detailed request is multiple prompts right?
I don't know java html or PHP.
I can outline more detailed examples of you'd like?
To clarify as well. I had it add more elements to it such as the article upload system and the commenting system but all of that was done through multiple prompts.
The landing page, hosting suggestions, name purchase was done through GPT4.
I was an assisting vessel. At the very least it made the outline for the main page the style.css and gave me the whole file hierarchy and then the template pages to put in each section and direction on how to edit it.
I'd be happy to write up on the process and document the prompts in an article myself to resolve this in the coming weeks but I'm not entirely sure what qualifies here. It's not able to input my credit card for example.
@Fivelidz for a positive resolution I want to be able to provide the text prompt, let the AI ask me any clarifying questions, and then be able to enter in the URL in an incognito browser and have the website pull up. Just outsourcing the code (which I assume is what you did) is insufficient for a positive resolution. Sorry if that wasn't clear via the description - I've updated for clarity.
@CarsonGale good to know, I was thinking as such. I guess all that's needed now is just the interface to be made?
It has run me through the python code where the model AI can save its own code, I'll think about a way where it could just bring it straight up onto its own server now that I know more about it.
I still think this will happen very soon.
I'm confident it would be able to save its own html and CSS. Rewriting it from following prompts is another complication.
Seems like just making the system that could integrate with GPT-4# API could be profitable. The test where it can be used to make all the code is done though imo.
I think this hinges very much on your definition of "reasonably good" - for some definition of "reasonably good" ChatGPT is basically there.
@MartinModrak There's also the question of how complex the description is allowed to be. Are we limiting the descriptions to what website builders like Wix can currently create?
https://motherfuckingwebsite.com/ is pretty good in my opinion, and if you want more.. style, images etc, then we can see https://thebestmotherfucking.website/ is pretty good! @CarsonGale would these pass your litmus test?
@firstuserhere and if not this stuff, didn't they show a rough sketch being converted to a functional website in the gpt4 demo?
@firstuserhere neither of those websites would pass the design threshold I have in mind. As an example, I'd like to be able to type up a lot of information to include, give it to the AI along with a reference layout (e.g., https://www.glendower.com/), and spit out a website where I can type in the URL and have it work reasonably well.
@CollectedOverSpread a website with mostly static content with a few interactive tools would suffice - thanks for checking.