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Does Google use GPT-3?

Would Google use a direct competitor's AI model?
Last Updated on April 20, 2023
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OpenAI’s language model, GPT-3 has become ubiquitous all over the world. If you weren’t already aware, the model is the foundation for the viral phenomenon, Chat GPT. And if you are just as curious as us, you may be wondering where else has GPT-3 architecture been implemented. Let’s explore, does Google use GPT-3?

As it currently stands, there is no evidence of Google using OpenAI’s model. Google has its own specialized AI company, DeepMind, which is a direct competitor to OpenAI.

DeepMind has even created NLP (natural language processing) models, notably Chinchilla AI and Gopher, which pretty much serve the same purpose as GPT-3. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that Google would implement any AI models that weren’t developed by their team.

Despite this, some users online have been playing around with GPT-3 through the OpenAI API. One user has managed to successfully link the model to Google search, allowing GPT-3 to browse the web to answer your request.

This is, of course, different from Google directly using the model themselves but is a pretty neat way to upgrade GPT-3’s capabilities. So, since Google clearly doesn’t use GPT-3, who does? Let’s explore below.

What companies use GPT-3?

There is such a wide range of commercial applications of GPT-3, particularly in the natural language processing world. For example, text summarization, creating chatbots, language translations and so much more.

Microsoft Teams

Recently, long-term investor, Microsoft, announced they will be implementing GPT-3 into their Microsoft Teams application. This upgrade will provide a range of new smart features for their users, including automated meeting notes, task suggestions, and personalized highlights.

Jasper AI

Jasper AI is an AI-powered writing tool that was created using OpenAI’s GPT-3 model. The tool is mainly used for copywriting and for creating marketing content. It is particularly unique for its ability to generate SEO-friendly results.


Algolia is an AI-powered search engine that has been leveraging GPT-3 to provide “natural language semantic search”. Its partnership with OpenAI has also meant that the US-based company has been able to provide more advanced search technology, that has a better grasp of the user’s questions linking them to specific content.

What is Google’s equivalent of GPT-3?

Google has been developing large language models for some time. Their PaLM model closely matches the work OpenAI are doing with their GPT series. Similar to GPT-3, PaLM is able to complete numerous tasks from text generation, to language translations, and question-answering.

Will GPT-3 replace Google?

It would be very difficult for GPT-3 to replace Google for many reasons. Firstly, OpenAI’s large language model was not even built to be a search engine. It instead is a chatbot that can complete a variety of tasks. Moreover, GPT-3 does not have access to up-to-date information from the internet either. So, if you were hoping to use the model to find out the opening times of your local supermarket, you may want to rethink that decision.

Final Thoughts

So, it looks like Google doesn’t use OpenAI’s GPT-3 deep-learning model. And, why would it? Google has its own team of specialized engineers and scientists to implement AI into its tools.

Nevertheless, it is clear that many businesses are leveraging GPT-3 technology at the moment. If you would like to read some examples of GPT-3 use cases, OpenAI summarizes it quite nicely here.

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Funmi joined PC Guide in November 2022, and was a driving force for the site's ChatGPT coverage. She has a wide knowledge of AI apps, gaming and consumer technology.