ChatGPT can be used as an alternative to Google. LanaStock/Getty Images
How many times a day do you Google something at work? With ChatGPT, that may become less common.
In fact, the search-engine giant is reportedly worried that you’ll eventually put your queries into ChatGPT instead. The company issued a “code red” over the bot’s potential threat to its search business.
“Google may be only a year or two away from total disruption,” Gmail creator Paul Buchheit tweeted on Wednesday, adding that AI will be able to “instantly do what would take many minutes for a human” to do using a search engine like Google.
While ChatGPT isn’t always accurate — its knowledge only goes to 2021 — it can analyze data from millions of websites to try and answer whatever question it receives. Plus, it gets smarter the more it’s used.
Rather than providing users a series of links to sift through — many of which are high up on the page simply due to advertising spend — ChatGPT provides the user with a quick answer. And if the answer is too complicated, ChatGPT can explain it in simpler terms if you ask it to.