After calling the site Smartynames.com This week, I wrote a description of a business idea: “Drone photography business in the greater Seattle area.“
Like a lot of people, I went through a painful brainstorming process of brainstorming business and project names, and trying to find the right—and available—web domains to match. It can take days or weeks for you to find out, especially when you have other people involved, with their personal thoughts and preferences.
So it was great that, after a few seconds, Smartynames would produce a list of available domains that could work. They ranged from the snappy but generic AeroPicsSeattle.com, to the very long SkyTechImagingSeattle.com.
Halfway through the list, I found my favorite site: UpAboveSeattle.com.
After a few clicks and a modest registration fee, this domain was mine.
Smartynames is the brainchild of Kirill Zubovsky, engineer, startup founder, and technology advisor. He built his domain and business name lookup tool with tools including GPT-3 natural language processing technology from OpenAI, maker of ChatGPT, which he announced this week. New investment from its partner Microsoft.
SmartyNames generates a list of available domain names from free business and enterprise descriptions. Zubovsky gets referral fees from domain registrars when people buy domains they find on the site.
After launching in early December With a post on Hacker NewsSmartynames has generated suggestions for over a million domain names, Zubovsky he said in a blog post this week. It has already expanded beyond the traditional dot-com domains, and is planning an even larger suite of AI tools to help businesses get online.
It’s a prime example of the creative energy that some startup leaders and tech veterans believe generative AI will unlock for businesses and entrepreneurs.
Zubovsky is one of those believers.
“Jeff Bezos didn’t invent the Internet, but he built a massively successful company because he understood how to use the power of the Internet. And that’s where I think AI is headed,” he says. “A lot of people are going to build huge companies that will change the way we do things with this technology. So yeah, it’s an inflection point.”
In this episode of the GeekWire Podcast, Zubovsky shares his experience with AI and Smartynames over the past two months, gives his advice for integrating generative AI into business and everyday life, and talks about where he thinks the technology can take us next.
Listen above, and keep reading for details on my own efforts to use AI in this post.
After talking with Zubovsky, I realized that I was basically forced to try to use artificial intelligence to help with this post.
I started with ChatGPT’s question, “Write a story about an entrepreneur using GPT-3 to suggest domain names to companies in the style of GeekWire’s most read stories.” ChatGPT’s initial naming used a dummy name, because I hadn’t thought of giving it a name, but when I followed that up by providing the Zubovsky name, this is what it produced:
Kirill Zubovsky, an entrepreneur with a passion for technology and a keen eye for business opportunities, has always been on the lookout for the next big thing. When he first heard about GPT-3, the cutting-edge artificial intelligence tool developed by OpenAI, he knew he had to explore its potential for his business.
With years of experience in the tech industry and a desire to help small businesses succeed, Kirill saw the potential in GPT-3’s ability to understand and generate human language. He knew this technology could be a game-changer for companies looking to establish themselves online.
Determined to put GPT-3 to the test, Kirill set out to create a new service that would use GPT-3 to suggest domain names to businesses. He understood that choosing the right domain name was critical to any company looking to establish itself online, and he believed that advanced GPT-3 language skills could help companies find the perfect name for their website.
To get started, Kirill has provided GPT-3 with a list of keywords and phrases related to various industries, from retail to healthcare to finance. It also provided GPT-3 with a list of popular domain name extensions, such as .com and .net, to ensure that suggested names would be available for purchase.
With the help of GPT-3, Kirill was able to quickly generate a list of potential domain names for companies in a variety of industries. He was impressed with the quality of the suggestions and the speed at which GPT-3 was able to deliver them.
Kirill’s new service is quickly gaining popularity among companies looking to establish their online presence. His GPT-3 generated domain names were creative, memorable, and perfectly tailored to each company’s specific needs.
Thanks to GPT-3, Kirill’s work has helped countless companies establish their online presence and succeed in the digital age. And with the continued development of GPT-3, Kirill has realized that the possibilities for his business are endless. He became a respected expert in AI-assisted domain name generation, and his story was featured in GeekWire’s Most-Read Stories. Kirill’s innovative use of GPT-3 opened up a new world of opportunity for small businesses, and he was proud to have played a part in its success.
There are many word choices that I wouldn’t use, especially adjectives, but you can see how anyone can use this for inspiration, ideas, and maybe more, when writing any kind of text. Zubowski suggested jasperwhich is built on ChatGPT, as another way to learn about the potential of AI.
From there, I uploaded the actual audio for this episode to another service, SwellAI, which was one of the many tools I found with a web search for “AI podcast digest”. produced this brief.
This podcast features Kirill Zubovsky, a former startup founder and advisor, who is now working with AI to create apps. He talks about his journey over the past few months with AI, his experience with generative AI and GPT-3, and the AI app he’s been working on, Smarty Names, domain and company name searches. He also talks about his experience living in a truck with his two kids and two pets and his thoughts on the current moment of the App Store.
Wonderful! It was good enough that I used it to describe the show, with slight modifications.
But the final test was the headliner. This is my full exchange with ChatGPT on that:
Todd Bishop: Title a GeekWire story about an entrepreneur using OpenAi GTP-3 technology to recommend domain names to businesses. Include a word game if possible.
OpenAI’s GPT-3 gives entrepreneurs ‘leeway’ on naming their business
terabytes: create another please
“GPT-3 suggests the ideal ‘field’ for your business, thanks to this entrepreneur innovation”
TB: try again
Entrepreneur Uses GPT-3 to ‘Naming Their Way to the Top’ with AI-Powered Domain Suggestions
TP: Drop the pun.
“Entrepreneur uses GPT-3 to create unique and effective domain name suggestions for businesses”
Taha: Make it more compelling to the human reader.
“Revolutionary entrepreneur exploits OpenAI’s GPT-3 to create winning domain names for businesses”
Tyler: Less promotion.
“Entrepreneur Uses OpenAI’s GPT-3 Technology to Generate Creative Domain Name Suggestions for Businesses”
TB: Try the pun again.
“GPT-3 helps entrepreneurs make their name on their path to success with AI-generated industry suggestions.”
Terabyte: Make it a play on words with “sphere”
“GPT-3 takes ‘field’ out of naming: Entrepreneur uses AI to create perfect business names”
Terabyte: Closer. Try again.
Domains GPT-3 Naming Game: Entrepreneur Uses Artificial Intelligence to Create Unique and Effective Business Names
“Competition ‘entrepreneurs’ domains with business names generated by GPT-3”
Terabytes: Make it something people will click on.
“Unleash the Power of GPT-3: Entrepreneur Uses Artificial Intelligence to Create Successful, Distinguished Business Names”
Taha: Make it more informative.
“GPT-3 Technology Disrupts Business Naming: AI-Generated Domain Suggestions for Entrepreneurs Are Making Waves”
TB: Try the pun again.
“GPT-3 finds ‘domain’ in naming: entrepreneur uses artificial intelligence to create unique and effective business names”
TB: The site name is SmartyNames.
“SmartyNames: Entrepreneur uses GPT-3 to revolutionize business naming with AI-generated domain suggestions”
Wow, that was a lot of ups and downs, some of them my own fault, and in the end I wasn’t happy with any of these titles, for various reasons that would be interesting to discuss and discuss at a journalism workshop.
A hidden AI victory: I noticed later that I had misspelled GPT-3 in my initial application, and ChatGPT was smart enough to overlook the typo and respond as if I had got it right.
But I wasn’t satisfied, so I turned this on by GeekWire’s resident maestro, my colleague Kurt Schlosser, who created, “Putting AI in the Field.”
Too clever, too subtle perhaps, but it’s a definite victory for humanity—or at least a demonstration of continued human advantage in complex creative endeavors. I went with a variation of Kurt’s suggestion of why, followed by language of my own talking about the larger implications of Zubovsky’s application of AI.
See the resulting headline at the top of this story. Did you make the right call? Email me at email@example.com with your feedback on my human estimation, or to share any generative AI tools or scenarios you find useful.
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