ChatGPT is the best known, but not the only software from the company OpenAI. Microsoft wants to use this technology for its Bing search engine.
Jean Claude RaemyEditor Economics
Who hasn’t tried it, the voice assistant ChatGPT from OpenAI? After a short registration, countless questions can be asked of the speech generation model. Thanks to artificial intelligence, these are answered in detail and mostly in excellent language.
ChatGPT uses millions of texts for this. It differs from a pure search engine like Google in that ChatGPT generates human-like text at the user’s request, while Google provides links to a wide range of online sources.
The amount of information that Google can provide is greater. But ChatGPT is more fun. Here, the vast amounts of templates from the web are combined with enormous computing power, which can also take into account formal criteria such as style.
Although the two systems are not yet in direct competition with each other, Google’s virtual monopoly as a search engine is at risk.
Microsoft is making a quantum leap
Because this is where Microsoft steps in. The US tech giant is ready to invest another $10 billion in OpenAI. One billion had already been paid as a kick-off investment. Why? Microsoft is increasingly relying on artificial intelligence. And is preparing to launch a version of its Bing search engine that uses the artificial intelligence behind ChatGPT. This could be the case as early as March 2023. Bing users would then not receive a disdainful link list for inquiries, but ready-made, mature answers. A major extension of how we currently use search engines.
A cause for concern at Google. There is already a reaction there. Google is working on a similar technology in its LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) system. Rumor has it that because of the success of OpenAI, Google is now mobilizing more research teams to react faster to ChatGPT.
When it comes to search engines, Bing currently has a market share of less than 9 percent, while Google claims almost 84 percent.
Always greater performance
Of course, the artificial intelligence at ChatGPT is still prone to errors. Whether the market launch will actually take place in March is highly uncertain. But being first is important: After all, it’s about the future of the search engine.
These are becoming more and more powerful. The currently used software version GPT3 is based on 175 billion parameters. But GPT4 is already in the starting blocks. Where a real quantum leap is expected: GPT4 will be able to access 100 trillion parameters. Basically, increasing the parameters does not mean that the content will be better. But if OpenAI manages to train its system enough, GPT4 will be incredibly powerful.
In addition, OpenAI is not limited to text. Images can also be generated with the Dall-E 2 system by entering text. Which are also able to imitate style or other templates.
The possible applications in everyday life are diverse. The attempt to expand the pure search engine to digital assistants such as Alexa or Siri, which support us in everyday life, has existed for some time. However, with limited success. Nor has the general public adopted instruments based on artificial intelligence. However, the many gimmicks with GPT3, which millions of users have already fallen for even without advertising, indicate that this could change soon.