What is ChatGPT? ChatGPT: “I Am Not A Threat to Google”

  • Ian Fan by Ian Fan
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According to a report by Business Insider, Google’s management declared a “code red” upon the launch of ChatGPT, an AI chatbot created by OpenAI. The release of ChatGPT has raised concerns about the future of Google’s search engine.

In the news mentioned, an internal memo and audio recording obtained by The New York Times revealed that Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has ordered several teams within the company to redirect their efforts toward mitigating the perceived threat that ChatGPT poses to Google’s search engine business. But until the published date, a Google spokesperson did not immediately address Insider’s request for comments.

We wondered what ChatGPT thinks, so we tried asking the AI Chatbot:

“Do you think ChatGPT is a threat to Google?”

It seems like ChatGPT doesn’t think so.

In the answer, they explain that it is just a “language model trained by OpenAI”, and claims that “I am not a company and do not compete with other businesses.”

Furthermore, ChatGPT explains that it “assists users by generating human-like text based on the input that it receives.”

So, what is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT (short for “Generative Pre-training Transformer”) is an artificial intelligence language model called Assistant, trained by OpenAI. As mentioned, its primary function is to assist users by generating human-like text based on the input it receives.

The concept of ChatGPT (short for “Generative Pre-training Transformer”) has been around since at least 2018 when OpenAI introduced the first version of the GPT model. Since then, ChatGPT has been used in various applications, including chatbots, question-answering systems, and language translation.

How can ChatGPT bring impact?

There are several potential ways in which chat GPTs can bring impact:

  1. Improved customer service: ChatGPT can be used to build chatbots that provide quick and accurate responses to customer inquiries, freeing human customer service agents to focus on more complex tasks.
  2. Enhanced language understanding: ChatGPT can help improve the ability of AI systems to understand and generate natural language, with wide-ranging applications in fields such as natural language processing, machine translation, and language education.
  3. Improved efficiency: ChatGPT can help automate certain tasks, such as answering frequently asked questions or generating reports, freeing up time and resources for other tasks.
  4. Increased accessibility: ChatGPT can be used to build chatbots that can provide assistance to people with disabilities or limited access to information, such as those in developing countries or with visual impairments.

ChatGPT is gaining quite a bit of traction and is slowly going viral; everyone is trying to hop on the bandwagon and test out its capabilities. Here are some common questions:

  • Daily life: Tell a joke, recommend a list of songs/movies, recommend a place or restaurant.
  • Professional: Writing, Coding, SEO, Captions.
  • Many more starting with “How”, “Why” and “What”.

What are the limitations of ChatGPT?

Although ChatGPT sounds like a super cool tool, but they have their limitations too.

Upon entry to the homepage, ChatGPT mentions that it may occasionally generate incorrect information, produce harmful instructions or biased content, and have limited knowledge of the world and events after 2021.

If you try to ask ChatGPT,  you will receive this upfront and honest answer:

“As an artificial intelligence language model, I have a number of limitations. Some of my main limitations include:

  1. Lack of common sense: While I have been trained on a large dataset of text and have learned many patterns and structures of language, I do not have the same level of common sense and understanding of the world as a human. This means that I may struggle to understand or respond to questions or statements that rely on common sense or require context to fully understand.
  2. Limited understanding of context: I may also have difficulty understanding the full context of a conversation or statement, as I do not have access to the same background information or experiences as a human.
  3. Lack of creativity: While I can generate text based on the patterns and structures I have learned, I do not have the ability to come up with completely new ideas or thoughts in the same way that a human can.
  4. Dependence on input: As a language model, I rely on the input and guidance of users to function. I do not have the ability to make decisions or take actions on my own, and my capabilities are limited to generating text based on the information and knowledge that I have been trained on.

I hope this helps to clarify my limitations. Let me know if you have any other questions.”

*This article was partially written by the AI Assistant, ChatGPT.

Originally published on IQI Global blog.

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