I think not. ChatGPT is still in it’s infancy. The general purpose results are hard to come by. However, there are numerous use case scenarios. Not what NY Times claims:
ChatGPT and Other Chat Bots Are a ‘Code Red’ for Google Search – The New York Times
Google has spent several years working on chat bots and, like other big tech companies, has aggressively pursued artificial intelligence technology. Google has already built a chat bot that could rival ChatGPT. In fact, the technology at the heart of OpenAI’s chat bot was developed by researchers at Google.
Called LaMDA, or Language Model for Dialogue Applications, Google’s chat bot received enormous attention in the summer when a Google engineer, Blake Lemoine, claimed it was sentient. This was not true, but the technology showed how much chat bot technology had improved in recent months.
The new search engine “You” uses this, and I have been impressed with it to keep it as my default. An example here:
If this is embedded, I can see the improvement in the search queries or getting the context of the articles around.
For the context, summary from Scholarcy:
- A new wave of chat bots like ChatGPT use artificial intelligence that could reinvent or even replace the traditional internet search engine
- Nico Grant and Cade Metz talked to Google insiders and A.I. researchers while reporting this article
- Some fear the company may be approaching a moment that the biggest Silicon Valley outfits dread — the arrival of an enormous technological change that could upend the business
- Executives said in the recorded meeting that Google intended to release the technology that drove its chat bot as a cloud computing service for outside businesses, and that it might incorporate the technology into simple customer support tasks
As a corollary, summary from ChatGPT:
– ChatGPT is a chat bot that can serve up information and generate ideas from scratch
– ChatGPT was developed by OpenAI, a research lab
– Google is among the companies that have contributed to the technology, and has its own chat bot called LaMDA
– Chat bot technology could potentially disrupt or replace traditional search engines, including Google’s
– Google’s revenue relies heavily on digital advertising, which chat bots may not be well-suited for
– Newer companies developing chat bots may be more willing to take risks with complaints in exchange for growth
– Google must consider whether chat bot technology could cannibalize its lucrative search ads business
– Chat bots can blend fiction with fact and spread misinformation, which could damage Google’s brand.
Let me check some other options around it. It’s indeed exciting!