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Chat GPT has become a viral phenomenon. The AI model has been making headlines ever since its launch last year. Its ability to respond to a wide range of questions and simulate human speech has impressed the world. The next question on many people’s minds is: Can Chat GPT replace Google?
As it currently stands, Chat GPT cannot replace Google. Search engines, like Google, are built to index words and phrases, crawling billions of pages on the internet to find what you are looking for. Their primary use is to search for websites and recommend other potentially related pages.
However, AI models, like Chat GPT do something very different. Chat GPT is a natural language processing model. It was trained using a massive amount of data and was fine-tuned to operate like a chatbot.
To use the model, you simply type in a request and Chat GPT will output a text response. The AI is very limited to the information it was trained on and does not have access to the internet. This is why Chat GPT has very limited knowledge of events that happened after 2021.
For this exact reason, models like Chat GPT would not work well as search engines. Imagine trying to ask the model what time your local supermarket closes, it simply can’t.
If AI models could access the internet in real time, would they work as search engines? Well, a major issue with this idea is that Chat GPT builds human-like responses by predicting and formulating a string of words, based on its knowledge of human dialogue.
It isn’t just regurgitating information that already exists. For example, if you asked Chat GPT the same question repeatedly, it would give different responses each time. Therefore, the model could never be a reliable search engine.
Is Chat GPT a search engine?
In short, no. It is not a search engine. Chat GPT is an online AI language model by the tech company, OpenAI. When you ask the model a question or a request, it does not pull up results from the internet. Instead, it uses its own data and natural language processing techniques to generate a response.
As it currently stands, Chat GPT could not possibly replace Google search. Despite some overlaps, search engines and AI language models have completely different objectives.
In other news, you can add a Chat GPT chrome extension to your browser now. To learn how to do so, read our article here.
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