O ChatGPT has become one of the new phenomena of the internet. And it’s no wonder: the chatbot from OpenAI is capable of holding text dialogs as if it were, in fact, a human. The artificial intelligence (AI) solution, however, caused apprehension in large technology companies, such as Google and the tencentowner of WeChat🇧🇷
Some of the concerns came from within Google.
After all, the resource is able to weave conversations with such simplicity and eloquence, even with pre-established limits. With all this potential, the novelty can provide answers to questions that are usually asked in the search engine.
No wonder there are those who wonder if this could replace the search engine at some point.
As noted by CNBCthere are already employees afraid of this becoming a reality to the point of questioning company executives.
Some even considered the debut of openai chatbot as a “missed opportunity”.
According to the American broadcaster, the CEO of Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, and the head of artificial intelligence of the company, Jeff Dean, are not worried.
But there are already some important figures in the market, such as Morgan Stanley, who observe the opposite: these tools can compete for the space that, today, is dominated by Google.
However, this all sounds a bit hasty.
Can ChatGPT replace Google?
Yes and no. It depends on the viewpoint.
When it comes to usability, ChatGPT seems like a more natural approach than Google (search engine).
The tool does not even need the use of the mouse or extra touches, in addition to the keyboard, to work. You just need to ask what you want and wait for the answer.
If you apply a good voice recognition system, the friction gets even smaller.
This proposal has the potential to attract many people, especially lay people, as you literally only need to talk to the machine. There is also the language factor, as the system talks to you as if you were someone else.
Even so, not all information can be passed on in this way.
Chatbot needed more words to do what Google does with a
If you’re looking for something more complex or that doesn’t just depend on indexing the results, ChatGPT would not be the best alternative. Especially if you are looking for a specific link: it is easier to type the name of the site in a search box than to type “what is the address of APK Games”, for example.
I would even say that it’s the most expected behavior, because that’s exactly what almost everyone does when they need to enter a website and can’t remember the head address – or they’re just too lazy.
I took this test this Friday morning (16). When typing “APK Games”, ChatGPT just made a summary about the site. To obtain the access link, I had to research “what is the APK Games address?”.
The same happened when I searched through Facebook, Google, among other popular sites, using the same constructs.
The tool has its limitations and does not hide it
The chatbot itself revealed its limitations to me at this first moment during my test. When I asked “will it rain today?”, the system told me the following:
“Sorry, but I don’t have up-to-date weather information. As an OpenAI trained language model, I do not have internet access and my knowledge is limited to what has been trained on me by the end of 2021. Therefore, I cannot predict current weather or provide information about future weather.
If you are looking for current weather information, I recommend checking weather forecast websites or reliable weather apps. They can provide accurate and up-to-date information on current weather and forecasts for the coming days.”
There is another question at stake: it is not because the answers are convincing that they are right. This inaccuracy of the artificial intelligence model has already been exposed even by OpenAI.
Calm down, everything will get better
after the Cup
It is important to make it clear that I am basing this on a present-day perspective. How do these models natural language processing (NLP, its acronym in English) are trained constantly, all this can improve.
Even so, it’s nothing Google can’t do and bring even to the search engine in the future, especially with LaMDA🇧🇷
The OpenAI system is not complete. As much as the tests are promising, it is still not possible to draw great conclusions.
The company’s own CEO, Sam Altman, threw a spotlight on this problem. on the last day 10🇧🇷
“ChatGPT is incredibly limited, but good enough at some things to create a deceptive impression of grandeur,” he cautioned. “It’s a mistake to rely on him for anything important now. It’s a progress preview; we have a lot of work to do in robustness and truthfulness.”
ChatGPT doesn’t make good jokes either. But it’s kinda thick:
Chatbot is restricted by WeChat
While discussions about the future of Google post-ChatGPT are ongoing, OpenAI’s solution no longer has space on some platforms.
According to gizmochinaTencent blocked access to ChatGPT by WeChat.
The decision came to light after the emergence of applications that connected the platform to the chatbot. Through it, users could talk to the artificial intelligence system without leaving the messenger. The reasons for the suspension, however, were not disclosed.
But it is believed that the decision was made due to the inaccuracy of the chatbot.
It is worth remembering that this was not the first “setback” of the system. Recently Stack Overflow banned responses generated by ChatGPT🇧🇷