Google may be only a year or two away from total disruption, says Gmail creator on ChatGPT

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Experts are concerned about the capabilities of the ChatGPT artificial intelligence (AI) technology, a computer program that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) to understand customer questions and automate responses to them, simulating human conversation

Paul Buccheit, the developer of Gmail, claimed on Twitter that the programme may knock down the dominant search engine Google in “a year or two.”

According to a tweet from OpenAI employee Sam Altman, the tool was introduced in November 2022 and quickly gathered more than one million users.

In the last several weeks, ChatGPT has shown off its prowess by producing quick and intricate essays, commercial pitches, poems, jokes, and even a draft of a US congressman’s speech.

“Google may be only a year or two away from total disruption. AI will eliminate the Search Engine Result Page, which is where they make most of their money,” Buccheit said in his December 1 tweet.

“Even if they catch up on AI, they can’t fully deploy it without destroying the most valuable part of their business!” he further said.

Earlier a report by AFP said that an examination was passed by a chatbot powered by reams of data from the internet at a US law school after writing essays on topics ranging from constitutional law to taxation and torts.

ChatGPT from OpenAI, a US company that this week got a massive injection of cash from Microsoft, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate streams of text from simple prompts.

It could lead to widespread cheating and even signal the end of traditional classroom teaching methods, educators have warned.

The report said Jonathan Choi, a professor at Minnesota University Law School, gave ChatGPT the same test faced by students, consisting of 95 multiple-choice questions and 12 essay questions.

In a white paper titled “ChatGPT goes to law school” published on Monday, he and his coauthors reported that the bot scored a C+ overall.

While this was enough for a pass, the bot was near the bottom of the class in most subjects and “bombed” at multiple-choice questions involving mathematics, the news agency reported.

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