Is ChatGPT artificial intelligence the death of Google?

ChatGPT artificial intelligence is the phenomenon of late 2022 and early 2023. So first of all, what is ChatGPT? It is a computer program capable of autonomously generating text using reinforcement learning. In other words, ChatGPT is able to understand and respond to questions or requests in a very natural way, just like a human would.

And the beginning of this column… it was this module himself that wrote it when he answered the question “Write a radio column on the pros and cons of ChatGPT”. Because the strength of this software is its ability to understand human language, to look for the right information and transcribe it in the expected way. And that makes some investors very envious, especially Microsoft, which has just announced its intention to invest a billion dollars in the development of ChatGPT.

A much more “human” search engine?

The company has one goal in mind, integrating the conversational engine with its own Bing search engine, which is often seen as lagging behind Google. Microsoft’s idea is to offer a search engine that will no longer be able to display a list of answers, but will itself seek out the best sources to clearly formulate the answer to a question.

And it scares Google, which at the end of December launched an internal “red alert” plan to mobilize resources for the production of AI prototypes on the ChatGPT model to counter this development.

But Google is not immediately threatened: the paradox of ChatGPT is that this software is good enough to shake up the tech world… but not enough to destabilize it completely.

ChatGPT banned in New York schools

Perfect illustration, on Wednesday the state of New York announced that the use of ChatGPT was banned in all its schools. And there are two reasons for this: on the one hand, it is to prevent students from cheating by having their essays done by the software; on the other hand, it is also to limit the risks involved… and there are many of them. Like any artificial intelligence based on learning internet content, it tends to amplify sexist or racist remarks. In addition, the software still makes many factual errors and claims information that is false as general truths.

Basically, it’s a bit like when school went from encyclopedias on CD-ROM to the Internet… a kind of curiosity tinged with mistrust that will surely disappear as the software improves.

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