ChatGPT vs Google Search

I’ve been a Google searcher for the last three decades plus. I just read an article about how Kevin O’Leary, one of the villainous Shark Tank judges just made the switch to ChatGPT. So, being the loyal, stubborn in a good way business maven that he is, I had to check out ChatGPT.

Overall, ChatGPT and Google search are both valuable tools, but they serve different purposes.

Google search is a search engine that provides access to the vast amount of information available on the internet. You can use it to search for information on any topic and it will provide you with relevant websites and links to explore.

ChatGPT, on the other hand, is a conversational AI language model. It is designed to respond to natural language questions and provide information, advice, and general knowledge. While Google search can provide a broad range of information on a topic, ChatGPT can provide more personalized and specific information based on your question and context.

I’m not sure if you remember Ask Jeeves. In the mid 2000’s, Ask Jeeves was a search engine that you could type actual questions and guess what? You would receive actual answers. At the time, search engines were only able to handle boolean or program-like inquiries. Ask Jeeves took this to a more real level. Sadly, Ask Jeeves didn’t last long because Google was still the powerful beast that it was and the Ask Jeeves interface was clunky.

Enter ChatGPT. We are in a world of instant gratification as we know it. ChatGPT give us just that in a clear result versus sifting through tons of results for what you may need. Although ChatGPT crafts nice concise results, the cherry on the top is giving the cliff notes quickie answer.

ChatGPT is winning the search results race. More importantly, it is what Ask Jeeves was not: simple, easy, and fast tech supported software. Now, it just needs to garner more traction with subscribers and then it will be more than just a rear-view mirror competitor. Watch out Google! ChatGPT is a tech service option that’s not going away.

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