ChatGPT Emerges as a Serious Threat to Google – or Does It?

Anyone who spends any amount of time around me knows about my disdain for Google. I am especially concerned about it’s monopoly over not just search results, but by extension, the dissemination of knowledge in general.

Google Issues a Code Red Over ChatGPT

The New York Times has reported that Google has issued a “code red”. CEO Sundar Pichai has purportedly scrambled to redirect some teams on building AI products. I use the term purportedly, because I don’t believe THAT for a second. Google already has some of the most advanced AI on planet earth. Stuff that we can barely imagine. I would estimate that ChatGPT would be considered a mere toy compared to what Google has going on behind the scenes. Do I know that for a fact? Well, yes and no. I’d just say that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

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It’s the same with Boston Dynamics for example. The robots we’re seeing on YouTube comprise of technology they created a decade ago. Or even decades. We’re being shown old technology. If we could be a fly on the wall, to see some of their latest developments we’d be shocked. Similarly, do you think Elon Musk invented the technology behind Neuralink? Of course he didn’t. He’s been inserted in to a program that goes back decades. There’s a whole world of technological advancements that we know little to nothing about – and what we’re being shown just scratches the surface. But I digress.

In an article by Insider, it is suggested that ChatGPT could one day replace Google’s search engine. The article goes on to say that, according to some, the bot is riddled with errors and can’t distinguish between a verified fact and misinformation. But I’d say that’s true of Google too! Which brings me back to the reason I have so much disdain for the search engine.

The future of AI as it pertains to which big-tech company will be able to best take advantage, to capture the attention of the masses, will have little to nothing to do with who can provide the most “accurate” responses to questions – as none of the AI technologies will ever be truly accurate, as they are programmed to stay within the boundaries of political correctness and bias. The future belongs to the company that can further trap human consciousness into convenience and comfort. I’d say that’s the real goal. That’s why Meta is basically trying to pull all of its users into a hellish matrix of sorts.

I’d argue that what Sundar Pichai actually means, is that Google employees need to wrap up what they’ve already been working on in AI, before ChatGPT pulls too many people into a place of comfort and convenience. ChatGPT amassed over one million users in only 5 days after its launch in November 2022 – and now, everyone who’s anyone knows about ChatGPT. I’d say that Google is currently packaging what it has already developed into tools that will quickly take the attention of those users back. Speculation: but, the Google engineers behind AI probably all got reprimanded too, for not beating ChatGPT to the market. Stay tuned for an AI from Google that will introduce itself as its answer to ChatGPT. And I personally think it will make ChatGPT look like a talking Cabbage Patch Doll. All speculation on my part of course. Nevertheless I feel sure that this take on things will be vindicated in the very near future.

Questions About ChatGPT and OpenAI

What Can ChatGPT Do?

ChatGPT is a large language model developed by OpenAI. It can generate human-like text in a variety of styles and formats, such as conversation, poetry, and news articles. ChatGPT can be fine-tuned to perform specific tasks such as language translation, question answering, and text summarization. It can also be used to generate new and creative writing, to generate text-based games, and to create chatbots. Additionally, ChatGPT can be integrated with other software and tools to enhance their natural language processing capabilities. Overall, ChatGPT is a versatile and powerful language model that can be used for a wide range of applications.

 Is the ChatGPT App Free? 

ChatGPT is not a standalone app, it is a language model that can be integrated into other applications and software. There may be apps or services that use ChatGPT, but the availability and cost of these will depend on the specific app or service in question. Some developers might choose to make their apps that use ChatGPT open source, and therefore free for others to use and modify, while others might choose to charge for access to their apps or services.

 Is ChatGPT-3 Free? 

Access to the full version of GPT-3 (which is the latest version of ChatGPT) is not free, it requires a paid API key to access it. OpenAI, the organization that developed GPT-3, offers API access to the model through a subscription-based pricing model. However, developers can also use GPT-3 via 3rd party API providers such as Hugging Face, which also offers paid access to the model.

It’s worth noting that OpenAI also offers a free version of GPT-3 called “GPT-3 Sandbox” which is a limited version of the model that can be used for testing and experimentation.

How Long Has ChatGPT Been Around? 

ChatGPT, also known as the Generative Pre-trained Transformer, was first introduced by OpenAI in 2018. It is a variant of the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) language model, which was first introduced in 2017. The original GPT model was trained on a dataset of web pages and books and was able to generate human-like text. ChatGPT is a further development of GPT, which is fine-tuned to perform specific tasks such as language translation, question answering, and text summarization.

What is OpenAI? 

OpenAI is an artificial intelligence research organization that aims to develop and promote friendly AI that benefits all of humanity. The organization was founded in December 2015 by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, Wojciech Zaremba, and John Schulman, with the goal of making AI more accessible and beneficial to all people. OpenAI conducts research in a variety of areas related to AI, including machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing. OpenAI also develops and releases a number of AI-powered tools and technologies, such as the GPT-3 language model, that are available to the public through its API. OpenAI’s goal is to build safe AI and to share the benefits of AI with all people, OpenAI has a research team of world-class researchers and engineers, OpenAI is a non-profit organization.