The Bot-Wars Are Heating Up
Ladies and Gentlemen, have you ever felt the frustration of having to search through pages and pages of results on a search engine, just to find the answer to a single, simple question? I mean, who has the time for that these days? But now, the game is about to change! Microsoft is bringing in the big guns and is reportedly integrating the AI technology that powers ChatGPT into its Bing search engine. That’s right folks, Microsoft is taking the fight straight to Google and its gonna be a battle for the ages.
Professor says: “Its kind of a Big Deal”
AI researchers believe that with this move, Bing might have the potential to beat Google at its own game and serve up a search experience that’s more superior. “ChatGPT is the first new technology in more than a decade that may really transform search and that could, at least in principle, upend Google’s market dominance,” says Anton Korinek, an AI researcher and professor of economics at the University of Virginia. And let me tell you, ChatGPT is no ordinary chatbot, this thing is a powerhouse. It allows consumers to interact with their computer in a more natural, conversational form than traditional search engines. It can answer complex questions with a single, clear response, and has capabilities that are far beyond traditional search engines. The sky’s the limit with this technology folks.
Microsoft and OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, announced a $10 billion investment in January, solidifying their partnership and keeping both companies at the forefront of generative AI. This technology is what makes ChatGPT so powerful, it can learn from massive amounts of data and create virtually any content format with just a simple text prompt.
But Wait! There’s More (Integrations)
This move by Microsoft isn’t just about search, folks. The company has plans to integrate ChatGPT’s AI technology into other products like Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, changing the way over a billion people work and accomplish daily tasks. It’s a game changer, folks, and Microsoft is leading the charge.
Be ‘Mindful’ of Competition
Now, Google and DeepMind have been working on similar systems for years, but have yet to release them to the public, out of concerns of unethical behavior and social norms. But, with Microsoft making its move, it’s just a matter of time before Google has to step up to the plate. DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis even stated that his company is considering its own chatbot, called Sparrow, for a private beta in 2023. And according to sources familiar with the matter, Google also plans to demonstrate a version of its search engine with chatbot features as early as this year.
Google ‘Red’ Faced…
Google search has been becoming more conversational over the years, but with ChatGPT’s release, Google management issued a “code red,” according to The New York Times. Internal teams have been reassigned to start work on AI between now and a company conference in May.
But let’s not forget, Google is still the king of search, with 84% of global market share, compared to Bing’s 9%. But, with Microsoft bringing ChatGPT to the table, the game is about to change, folks. So, keep your eyes peeled, and stay tuned for the next episode in the great AI showdown!
Source: CNET which may or may not have been written by AI
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