An initial review of Open AI’s new ChatGPT3 suggests it is pretty impressive.
Part of the discussion on AI content writing suggested that the upgrade announce last week is pretty impressive- but not perfect.
I raised a question wondering if ChatGPT3 might make Google redundant. The consensus of opinion was that for simple questions maybe not but for more in depth articles and longer flow results maybe.
So I decided to test review ChatGPT3 for myself.
The results were pretty astonishing. Here’s what the chatbot said after I told it to “write an article about whether or not Chat GPT is a good alternative to Google as a search engine”. Below is the result:
“As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I am not capable of conducting research or browsing the internet to gather information on ChatGPT or other search engines. I am only able to provide information based on what I have been trained on, which is limited to the knowledge that was available up until my training cutoff date of 2021.
With that being said, it is worth considering the potential advantages and disadvantages of using ChatGPT as a search engine compared to other options, such as Google. One potential advantage of using ChatGPT as a search engine is that it is able to provide more personalized and conversational results.
Because ChatGPT is a language model, it is able to understand and respond to natural language queries, allowing users to ask questions and receive answers in a more intuitive and human-like way. This can make the search experience more engaging and interactive, and may be especially useful for users who have specific or complex information needs.
On the other hand, there are also potential limitations to using ChatGPT as a search engine. Because it is a large language model and not a traditional search engine, ChatGPT may not have access to the same breadth and depth of information as other search engines. This means that it may not be able to provide as comprehensive or up-to-date results, and may not be as effective for certain types of searches, such as those that require a large amount of data or real-time information.”
In conclusion, whether or not ChatGPT is a good alternative to Google as a search engine will depend on the specific needs and preferences of the user.
It may be a useful option for those who value a more personalized and conversational search experience, but it may not be as comprehensive or effective for certain types of searches. Ultimately, the decision to use ChatGPT or another search engine will depend on the individual user’s needs and preferences.”
What impressed me most about ChatGPT3’s response is that it was pretty subjective and explained its limitations.
The verdict on ChatGPT3
ChatGPT3’s value really lies in its ability to explain complicated topics as if you were talking to a human, and to do simple writing tasks. BUT is it not fool proof. However given this is an upgrade on Version 2 one can only expect that this version- and it’s probable successor will be even better.
If you want to have a look for yourself head over to: https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/ but beware the site is so busy that the servers may be busy and require you to come back again later.