Three weeks ago and experimental chat bot called ChatGPT was unleashed on the world. When asked questions, it gives relevant, specific, simple answers – rather than spitting back a list of internet links. It can also generate ideas on its own – including business plans, Christmas gift suggestions, vacation ideas, ….
Some even think it may supplant Google’s search business, the NY Times reports.
Although ChatGPT still has plenty of room for improvement, its release led Google’s management to declare a “code red.” For Google, this was akin to pulling the fire alarm. Some fear the company may be approaching a moment that the biggest Silicon Valley outfits dread — the arrival of an enormous technological change that could upend the business.
For more than 20 years, the Google search engine has served as the world’s primary gateway to the internet. But with a new kind of chat bot technology poised to reinvent or even replace traditional search engines, Google could face the first serious threat to its main search business. One Google executive described the efforts as make or break for Google’s future. -NYT
ChatGPT was produced by a research lab known as OpenAI — which employs technology and knowledge that Google and many other companies have helped cultivate. In fact, the core technology behind ChatGPT was developed by researchers at Google.
Now, experts think Google might struggle to compete with these smaller companies offering machine learning chat bots, as they may prove damaging to its business model.
Google has its own chat bot … [But] the Silicon Valley giant may be reluctant to deploy the new tech as a replacement for its search service, because a chat bot AI may not be able to deliver digital ads as effectively — something which accounted for 80% of Google’s revenue last year.
“No company is invincible; all are vulnerable,” said University of Washington professor, Margaret O’Mara, who specializes in the history of Silicon Valley. “For companies that have become extraordinarily successful doing one market-defining thing, it is hard to have a second act with something entirely different.” …
According to industry experts, Google will eventually need to decide whether it will overhaul its search engine to incorporate (or evolve into) a chat bot as the face of its flagship service.
ChatGPT is going to revolutionize our lives, the way Internet search did. Embrace it or be a dinosaur 🙂
Any student will be able to write an essay on any topic with ChatGPT in about 3 seconds.
Go to openai.com, click “Try” at the top, login (such as with an existing Google login) or sign up, and start typing in the box at the bottom.
UPDATE: After playing with ChatGPT, it soon became obvious that it is a near-prefect expression of the narrative. Ask any question, and you will get what the narrative would say, in bland authoritative language.
So, now we can get rid of the arts graduates in the blob, the wordsmiths spinning the narrative. AI can do it better. Turns out it was pretty easy and uncreative after all.
ChatGPT could become the entire WWW for anyone who researches on it, and it will extinguish any counter narrative completely.
It will give a tiny sanitized permitted view and nothing more.