[ExI] Could ChatGPT replace Google search?

sjatkins sjatkins at protonmail.com
Thu Dec 22 20:19:29 UTC 2022

They are orthogonal technologies.  A search engine indexes and searches, with some tech front-end to statistically pick likely best, content across the web.   A chatbot of chatGPT type is build from large corpus of text with some feather extraction from it a la various machine learning techniques.   It in no wise has all the content of the internet indexed nor is it optimized for search across it.  These are very different possibly but not necessarily complimentary technologies.  That something can write reasonably coherent prose doesn't make it all-knowing.  It has no real understanding of the subject it is writing about.  

I am puzzled by something I read on ChatGPT which is that it does not use search engines.  It seems to me that adding that to a chatGPT or incorporating both together would make for an even more powerful tool, especially for article and even research paper creation. 

I wonder how good an assistant ChatGPT would make for the work of copywriting? 

- samantha 

------- Original Message -------
On Thursday, December 22nd, 2022 at 7:18 AM, BillK via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> A New Chat Bot Is a ‘Code Red’ for Google’s Search Business
> A new wave of chat bots like ChatGPT use artificial intelligence that
> could reinvent or even replace the traditional internet search engine.
from BillK
> I think chatbots will enhance search, but they need significant
> improvements over the next few years before they become a reliable
> all-knowing oracle.
> BillK
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