The future of ChatGPT
Since ChatGPT's release in late 2022, the AI has rapidly generated a lot of buzz in the tech community. Many high schools have banned the tool. Students realised they could get accurate and quick help from ChatGPT for writing essays, solving maths problems, language learning, coding and more. But it's not just students that have taken notice. Millions of workers have started using ChatGPT to be more productive at work and even in their personal life with the tool. Copywriting, customer service responses, writing cover letters, checking for grammar mistakes, cleaning up code, designing an online course...the list of real word practical applications just goes on. In fact, ChatGPT is expected to surpass 1 billion website visits within the first quarter of 2023.
Despite this competition, OpenAI's partnership with Microsoft suggests that the future of ChatGPT is bright. As reported by USA Today, Microsoft is investing billions of dollars into O
penAI and its array of AI tools, including ChatGPT. This investment indicates Microsoft's confidence in OpenAI's technology and potential for growth. Microsoft has already integrated ChatGPT with their search engine Bing, and we may soon see the integration made available within the Office suite of apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Interestingly though, OpenAI already has open APIs that allows any software to integrate it with their powerful tool.
So, what does the future hold for ChatGPT and OpenAI?
It seems that there are several possibilities. One potential avenue for ChatGPT's development is expanding its capabilities to include more nuanced and complex responses. In the original announcement for ChatGPT, OpenAI stated that it was excited to learn about the AI's strengths and weaknesses through user feedback. This feedback could be used to fine-tune ChatGPT and make it even more effective in various settings.
Another possibility for the future of ChatGPT is increased integration into various industries. For example, ChatGPT could be used to improve customer service experiences by providing more efficient and personalized responses to customer in
quiries. In this example, ChatGPT could be trained based off responses and actions from the existing customer service team and then be switched on to start providing the service once enough of this training has been completed. Alternatively, ChatGPT could be implemented in healthcare settings to aid in diagnoses or even as a virtual therapist. Due to the popularity of ChatGPT and therefore the overload on their servers, they have started offering a paid pro plan for users who want access at anytime (even when it's busy) and access to the latest feature releases.
Google left red faced after embarrassing launch
Google's AI chatbot called Bard was criticized for providing inaccurate information during its highly-touted rollout. Some Google employees even took to the internal forum Memegen to express their frustration with the launch and CEO Sundar Pichai's handling of the situation.
The launch of Bard's flawed AI model was a significant setback for Google, which has been working to compete with OpenAI's ChatGPT. While it remains to be seen how Google will respond to the criticisms, it is clear that the company has some work to do to improve the accuracy and reliability of its AI.
It is important to note that these early setbacks do not necessarily indicate that Bard will not be successful in the future. AI technology is rapidly evolving, and there is always the potential for improvement and refinement. However, it is clear that Google has some catching up to do in the race to develop the most effective and reliable AI language model.
It is important to remember that AI technology is still in its early stages. As companies like OpenAI and Google continue to refine their models, we can expect to see more successes and setbacks. Google already has by the far the most market share in search engine space, owns the most popular video platform (Youtube) and has already developed voice technology on smartphones and home automation tools like the Google Home. All of these could be taken to a whole new level with AI technology
Even if there has been some short term pain, Google clearly has potential to make a big impact on the world by using AI. The development of these AI models is a complex and an ongoing process, and it will be interesting to see how they evolve in the coming years.
Of course, with the development of competitors like Google's Bard, the future of ChatGPT is not guaranteed. However, OpenAI's strong partnership with Microsoft and dedication to innovation suggest that the team will continue to refine and improve ChatGPT to stay ahead of the curve. As with all rapidly-evolving technology, the future is uncertain, but the possibilities for ChatGPT and other AI models are exciting and ever-expanding.