OpenAI’s ChatGPT is a large language model that is gaining instant popularity and is pitting Microsoft against Google in the emerging online search wars. The new Bing chatbot, powered by OpenAI’s technology as part of their “multibillion-dollar” partnership, is still working through apparent glitches. Despite this, Microsoft executive Yusuf Mehdi tweeted this week that “multiple millions” are on a waitlist to try the bot, and that it’s being tested in “169 countries.”
Google and Bard AI
Google is also working to push its own Bard AI chatbot out the door, with CEO Sundar Pichai urging employees to work to get the bot ready to deploy. The technology promises to transform search from a mundane query that issues a page listing results. The conversational, AI-assistant type model could translate to other activities that consumers do online, like shopping, or managing their budgets, or tracking their exercise.
Prasanna Arikala, chief technology officer at the Orlando-based company Kore.ai, said that the challenge will be to make sure that the bots provide reliable information. “It is definitely going to change the way that we live our lives,” Arikala told Insider. “But then, it’s very important to understand where the line is in terms of what to believe, and how to consume that information responsibly.”
OpenAI’s ChatGPT Training Other AI Models
Moreover, ChatGPT itself can also help train other AI models, according to Cameron Turner, VP of data science at Kin + Carta, a Chicago-based consulting firm. Turner said that ChatGPT could help produce organized data to transform information into fodder that can train other AI models on more specialized uses. AI technology is being developed, for instance, in assisting with healthcare research, fighting cyberattacks, and improving supply chain logistics.
The evolving language processing tool could also enhance other kinds of cutting-edge technology that humans interact with. It could help robots learn to communicate, according to Tesca Fitzgerald, an assistant professor at Yale University who teaches a class on artificial intelligence and research in robotics. OpenAI’s GPT technology can be used to help robots “talk” with humans directing them, she said.