The popularity that ChatGPT has gained since its launch has caused other technology companies to start manufacturing quite similar products. As expected, the situation has generated new questions related to the need to regulate these types of products. In fact, the creator of ChatGPT believes that these conversations should already be happening.
The impact of ChatGPT has been brutal. Its reach has surpassed the more niche users and the chatbot is now reaching peaks of up to 100 million monthly users. But this is not a passing fad and the most palpable effect has been the reaction of Google, which is falling behind in the AI race.
It seems that Google is already rushing to prepare an “answer” on a par with ChatGPT, which is postulated as a more than worthy competitor to Google Search (the search engine).
For weeks now, Google has been in “code red” mode. The company has focused its efforts on developing its own chatbots, such as Sparrow. In addition, Google is also preparing a new event where we might see the first artificial intelligence-based chat products.
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On the other hand, we cannot forget Microsoft. The company announced the integration of ChatGPT with Bing, its own search engine. It is known that Redmond has great confidence in the chatbot and has demonstrated it by investing billions in OpenAI, the company that developed ChatGPT.
The chief technology officer at OpenAI, Mira Murati, spoke to Time magazine and addressed the danger that artificial intelligences could pose. As she acknowledged, “there are a lot of hard problems to solve.” According to Murati, there are still “a lot of questions about social impact and other ethical and philosophical issues that we need to consider. It is important that we bring different voices to the conversation, such as philosophers, scientists, artists, and people in the humanities”.
According to Murati, companies such as OpenAI must “bring this to public awareness in a way that is controlled and responsible”. He also added that regulatory bodies (governments and administrations) should get involved as soon as possible, especially considering the impact that artificial intelligence will have on society.
And as we have seen over the past few months, the uses of ChatGPT can be quite varied. This also includes more mischievous activities, such as using ChatGPT to cheat in studies.