Since OpenAI’s launch of ChatGPT in late November of 2022, the chatbot has become the fastest-growing consumer app in history, reaching 100 million users by January. Its quick rise to popularity can be attributed to the disturbingly human-like responses that provide information with more ease and accuracy than traditional search engines. Moreover, there are more personalized features allowing users to generate articles, essays, jokes, and even poetry.
This past January, Microsoft announced their commitment to investing an additional $10 billion in the startup. This raises serious concerns at Google, known for being one of the most significant innovators in the AI space. In early February, Google responded, launching Bared a competitor to ChatGPT.
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- Microsoft is holding a ‘future of work’ AI event on March 16th, Engadget
- Google’s Plan to Catch ChatGPT Is to Stuff AI Into Everything, Bloomberg