What Happened in the Field of Technology in 2023?

Every year, we encounter numerous innovations in the field of technology, and we’ve become quite accustomed to this. Nevertheless, we can say that the year 2023 marked a significant turning point for the world of technology. It was a period akin to the widespread adoption of personal computers and the internet, the invention of search engines, and the introduction of smart devices into our lives. This era was revisited in 2023 with the convergence of artificial intelligence and end users. Let’s take a look at what happened in both artificial intelligence and other areas of technology in 2023.

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution

The year 2023 witnessed numerous significant developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Among these, one of the most notable was the advancement of ChatGPT. This AI, particularly in the field of natural language processing, made significant strides, enabling it to respond to more complex and varied user queries. These developments facilitated the increased use of AI in everyday life, reaching a broader user base.

Another highlight of the year was the dismissal and subsequent reinstatement of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. This event highlighted the variability in leadership dynamics within the AI industry and the challenges faced by companies in this field. Altman’s return played a crucial role in the strategic direction of OpenAI and was an important step in the continuation of innovations in AI.

Google made its own breakthrough in AI in 2023 with a new model named Gemini. Notably recognized for its large data analysis capabilities and learning capacity, Gemini helped reinforce Google’s leading role in AI and brought new dimensions to the development of AI-based products.

Finally, Midjourney emerged as a significant player in the AI-based visual content creation field. By offering advanced tools that allow users to easily create complex visual content, Midjourney accelerated innovations in this area, especially expanding the use of AI in the world of art and design.

In light of these developments, 2023 has been recorded as a year of accelerated transformation and innovation in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). With contributions from both industry leaders and new players, the future of AI appears increasingly promising. This year marks a significant phase in the evolution of AI, indicating a growing trend towards more sophisticated and integrated AI solutions across various sectors.

Cambridge Dictionary Selects ‘Hallucinate’ as the Word of the Year

The Cambridge Dictionary, which annually selects the “Word of the Year,” considers the connection between the word and the year’s prominent events. This year, on November 15th, the chosen word was “Hallucinate.” The selection of this word, which means experiencing hallucinations, is linked to developments in the field of artificial intelligence.

Previously, “hallucinate” referred to experiencing nonexistent things, such as hearing, seeing, or having delusions. However, this year, the word’s usage has expanded to include “the production of erroneous information by artificial intelligence.” This new definition describes a situation already existing in the technology and information world.

The reason for Cambridge Dictionary’s choice of “Hallucinate” is due to the increasing complexity of artificial intelligences and their capacity to make significant decisions, coupled with a heightened potential for producing incorrect information. This choice highlights concerns about AI’s potential for generating misleading information and its societal impacts. It appears that “hallucinate” has now become a word that not only describes personal experiences but also embodies the new challenges brought by technological advancement.

What We Searched on Google in 2023

Like every year, Google released its search trends for 2023. This year, alongside technological advancements, unfortunately, was also marked by earthquake disasters. The search trends were significantly influenced by these earthquakes and the elections held in May. Here are the top three most searched topics in every category according to Google’s data for Turkey:


  • Sinan Oğan
  • Dilan Polar
  • Zaha


  • Where did the earthquake happen?
  • Where is Elbistan?
  • Where is Gaza?

People We Lost:

  • Taha Duymaz
  • Metin Uca
  • Özkan Uğur

TV Series:

  • Yalı Çapkını
  • Wednesday
  • Kızılcık Şerbeti


  • Aşure Recipe
  • Güllaç Recipe
  • Acai bowl Recipe

Song Lyrics:

  • Antidepresan Lyrics
  • Enerji Lyrics
  • Bi’ tek Ben Anlarım Lyrics

How To:

  • How to Perform Teravih Prayer?
  • How to Perform Eid Prayer?
  • How Do Earthquakes Occur?


  • When is the Meteor Shower?
  • When is the Election?
  • When is the Second Round?

License Plates:

  • Which region has the license plate 88?
  • Which region has the license plate 50?
  • Which region has the license plate 23?

What to Wear:

  • What to Wear to a Job Interview
  • What to Wear in Spring
  • What to Wear in Umrah

Zodiac Signs:

  • Most Disliked Zodiac Signs
  • Saddest Zodiac Signs
  • Sweetest Zodiac Signs


  • I constantly feel dizzy
  • I constantly feel tired
  • I constantly feel like I need to go to the bathroom

Google, as usual, also released a video summarizing the global searches of the year.

The Battle of Microblogs & Twitter’s Transformation

The year 2023 was a significant one in the social media world, witnessing the great battle of microblogs. After the sensational business figure Elon Musk acquired Twitter, the changes he implemented on the popular social network caused discomfort among users.

Seizing this as an opportunity, others stepped in. Jack Dorsey, a co-founder of Twitter, launched his new venture called Bluesky, reminiscent of Twitter’s early days. However, this site, still requiring an invite code to join, did not make the expected impact.

Meta, deciding to add a microblog to its social network ecosystem, caused a stir in the digital world. Their new microblog site named Threads, resembling a simplified version of Twitter, initially created a buzz but now seems to cater to a smaller audience.

Another entrant in this space was Mastodon, announced with the promise of being decentralized, ad-free, and open-source. However, it also does not appear to have made the expected breakthrough yet.

Now referred to as X, due to Elon Musk’s future plans, Twitter emerged as the undisputed victor from the 2023 microblog battle. It doesn’t seem likely to cede its throne to competitors in the near future.

The transformation of Twitter into 'X' was one of the most important events of 2023.
The transformation of Twitter into ‘X’ was one of the most important events of 2023.

Is AR and VR Making a Comeback?

The year 2023 witnessed the resurgence of augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) technologies, powered by artificial intelligence. These technologies are blurring the boundaries between the real and digital worlds, opening new horizons in interactive experiences and education. Particularly, the steps taken by giant companies like Apple and Meta were significant indicators of growth in the sector.

Apple launched its new product named ‘Vision Pro’, initiating what CEO Tim Cook described as ‘a new era in computing’. Vision Pro has the potential to revolutionize the field of spatial computing. According to a Bloomberg report, this headset could accelerate growth in the metaverse market, which is expected to reach $615 billion by 2030.

It is known that Apple broke its years-long silence in this area in 2023, stepping into the immersive technology field. Among the most striking features of the new device are the M2 chip and spatial computing capabilities. Priced at $3,499, Apple’s Vision Pro stands out in the market, justifying its price with the features it offers.

On the other hand, in September 2023, Meta introduced Meta Quest 3, using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chip. Meta’s third-generation AR/VR device received positive responses with its attractive $500 price tag, compared to both the $1,000 Quest Pro and Apple Vision Pro. These developments are seen as signs that AR and VR technologies will continue to grow in the future.

Farewell to Metaverse and NFT

Metaverse and NFT (Non-Fungible Token) technologies gained substantial popularity in the digital world in 2022. During this period, experiences in virtual reality environments and NFTs, which represent the ownership of digital assets, attracted the intense interest of both investors and technology enthusiasts. Particularly, the art, entertainment, and gaming sectors were the most benefited areas from these new technological trends. NFTs, used as digital certificates of art pieces, opened a new market area for artists and collectors, while metaverse platforms offered users the opportunity to interact and experience different virtual worlds.

However, a decline in the popularity of these technologies was observed in 2023. The main reasons for this decline included market saturation, high speculation rates, and concerns about sustainability. The rapid growth of the NFT market brought along numerous speculative investments, which negatively affected the market’s stability. Moreover, technical challenges in improving user experience and concerns about privacy and security in metaverse technologies also led to a decrease in user interest. These developments have sparked new debates about the future of metaverse and NFT technologies.

Cinema Finally Beats Digital: Barbenheimer

In 2023, the rising popularity of digital streaming platforms like Netflix, Mubi, BluTV, and Amazon Prime significantly reduced interest in movie theaters. The pandemic-induced trend of spending more time at home and turning to online content further strengthened this shift. Cinemas experienced a sharp decline in visitor numbers during this period, struggling to compete with digital platforms, raising concerns about the future of the cinema industry.

However, the simultaneous release of the “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” movies in 2023 marked a turning point for the cinema sector. These two major productions sparked great interest worldwide and filled cinemas with overflowing crowds. This event, which became viral on social media, symbolized a victory for movie theaters over digital platforms after a long time. This development showed that cinemas could still be a competitive and impressive alternative to digital platforms, making it one of the most talked-about topics in 2023 and creating new hope for the future of movie theaters.

Spotify Reveals Most Streamed Artists of 2023: SPOTIFY | 2023 Wrapped

Like every year, Spotify has released its user summaries and the list of the most-streamed artists of the year. This year’s annual summaries, which always attract significant attention and are widely shared on social media, have made a big splash again.

The most-streamed artists globally are topped by Taylor Swift, who has emerged as the new pop icon of modern times. The global list includes:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Bad Bunny
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Drake
  5. Peso Pluma
  6. Feid
  7. Travis Scott
  8. SZA
  9. Karol G
  10. Lana Del Rey

In Turkey, the most-streamed artists are as follows:

  1. Semicenk
  2. UZI
  3. Sezen Aksu
  4. Motive
  5. Lvbel C5
  6. BLOK3
  7. cakal
  8. Mabel Matiz
  9. Emir Can İğrek
  10. Ezhel

The Year of Technological Transformation

2023 was a significant year for technology, placing artificial intelligence (AI) at the forefront of our lives. AI’s doors have been flung wide open, and we are certain to witness developments far beyond our current dreams in the near future. These advancements have influenced everything from the word of the year to education, health, and entertainment, affecting all our habits.

It’s already clear that the world of technology will be even more thrilling in 2024. We hope that AI won’t take over our jobs and that technology will continue to have a positive impact on our lives. 😊

Don’t forget to keep up with the latest developments in technology and AI in 2024 on 5mid.

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