Google VS ChatGPT

Google VS ChatGPT

Now that ChatGPT is being talked about more and more, it’s time to learn about what it is, and why it’s such a big deal. 

What Exactly is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence-powered natural language processing tool that enables you to converse with a chatbot in a manner that is comparable to that of a human. You can get answers to questions from the language model and get help writing emails, essays, and code.

The tool is currently free to the public as it’s in its research and feedback collection phase, but there is a paid subscription version, ChatGPT Plus that was launched on February 1st.

Created by OpenAI, an AI and research company that launched the tool on November 30th 2022. Five days after the app’s launch it has over 1 million users and is considered the fastest-growing app of all time.

How Does ChatGPT Work? 

ChatGPT works by using a language model architecture called the Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT), known as GPT-3, and this was created by OpenAI. This kind of AI model is trained on vast amounts of information from the internet that includes websites, books, articles and much more. 

Then, the language model was improved by using supervised learning and reinforcement learning. It is this use of Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF) that makes the tool highly unique. By doing this, the AI trainers provide the model with conversations to fine-tune the model, where they play both parts including the AI assistant and the user. 

How is ChatGPT Different from a Search Engine? 

A search engine’s role is to index web pages on the internet to help the user find the information they wanted, whereas ChatGPT is a language model that wants to hold a conversation with the end user. Chat GPT cannot search the internet for information, it only uses the information it has learned from training data to generate responses, which means there is high room for error. 

Something else to consider is that ChatGPT can only access information up to 2021, and search engines, such as Google have access to the latest information. This means Google still remains a better option for search queries. 

What Limitations Does ChatGPT Have? 

Although ChatGPT looks interesting and has incredible growth, the program still has limitations. These limitations include the fact that the tool cannot answer questions that are worded in a specific way, it will require rewording to understand the input question. Another limitation is a lack of quality in the responses it can give, which can often sound plausible but make no sense or be overly verbose. 

One thing to know is that if you type in an ambiguous question on ChatGPT, the model will not ask for clarification and just takes a guess as to what your question means, and this can lead to unintended responses to the questions. This means that people are critical of the use case of ChatGPT as it has been accused of just putting words into an order that makes sense statistically but doesn’t check if the statements are correct.

The last, major limitation is that ChatGPT’s data set is limited to 2021. The chatbot has no knowledge of anything that has occurred since then. So, if you asked questions of the chatbot about something that occurred after this time, you will render no results. This means the use-case of the chatbot is limited. 

One Last Word

ChatGPT is a program that has the potential to improve many existing platforms, but in its current form, it’s unclear if the chatbot will be wisely used. Clearly, the tool has limitations, but it’s not recommended to rely solely on ChatGPT, at least not yet.

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