Key points: 

  • The New York Times (NYT) has reported that Google has issued a code-red alert as AI-powered chatbot, ChatGPT continues to take the world by storm. 
  • According to the NYT report, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google has urged his employees to develop cutting-edge AI-powered products. 
  • The increasing popularity of ChatGPT is touted to be the main reason behind this decision. 

Have the AI wars begun? 

Google and OpenAI could soon lock horns to earn the ‘best chatbot’ status in the future. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google has issued a ‘code-red’ as OpenAI’s AI-powered chatbot, ChatGPT threatens to replace Google’s search engine. Pichai has urged his employees to think out of the box to roll out next-gen AI-driven solutions. 

Is a new rivalry brewing and on the cusp of transforming how search engines work? Will ChatGPT replace Google? Continue reading to find out. 

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What exactly is ChatGPT and why has it become so popular?

ChatGPT is a chatbot that has the ability to respond to customer inquiries by summarising information and using brief and straightforward language. The bot can give concise answers to questions involving business strategies, gift suggestions, and vacation planning. 

Recently, customers have asked ChatGPT to write college essays for them, offer coding guidance, and even behave as a therapist to whom they could talk. More than a million individuals tried out the chatbot in the first five days after it launched, indicating how popular it has quickly become.

The bad news for Google is that ChatGPT is not the only AI chatbot that threatens to end its monopoly. There are several other interactional chatbots including Dall-E that could finally draw curtains to Google’s search engine

Google, which is considered to be the best search engine in the world, provides users with a plethora of web links that they must browse through to find the information they are looking for.

Sundar Pichai wants employees to create innovative AI-powered solutions

The CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, attended multiple meetings about the company’s AI strategy and has instructed various departments to concentrate their efforts on addressing the risk that ChatGPT poses to its search engine division.

Many members, especially those working in Google’s, Trust and Safety wing have been asked to shift focus and prioritize the development of AI products and prototypes. In addition, many employees have been asked to also create products with similar graphics and art that resemble DALL-E. 

Although ChatGPT has the potential, it is uncertain whether ChatGPT could entirely replace Google in the future. 

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