Bill Gates Shared His Thoughts About ChatGPT And Said It’s Going To Be As Important As PCs Emergence

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, recently shared his opinion about AI and its models like ChatGPT, which has been developed by OpenAI. He says that AI will have a similar impact on the world as the personal computer and the internet. During an interview with a technology news outlet, he discussed the future of AI and how it has the potential to revolutionize various industries and aspects of daily life.

In a recent interview with Forbes, he stated that AI will be the most talked about topic in 2023. Gates compared the rise of AI chatbots to the evolution of personal computers and the internet, saying that it is just as important. Gates was the one who started the era of computers in the 80s, when computers were used by corporations, universities, and governments, and no average person can use them.

Bill Gates thinks that AI chatbots, like ChatGPT, will have a similar impact on society as the PC and the internet. ChatGPT utilizes data from numerous websites to answer questions in a conversational and personalized manner, and that’s the reason why chatbots are getting popular. This technology could bring about significant changes to the worldwide workforce. However, it has some negative points too as it has been known to give inaccurate responses at times, due to its difficulty in recognizing misinformation. A recent study by UBS revealed that ChatGPT has a rapidly expanding user base, and may have reached 100 million users in the month of January. This means that ChatGPT is getting even more popular than TikTok.

Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI in 2019, which allowed the company to license this technology. Recently, Microsoft announced plans to invest more in OpenAI, with a "multiyear, multinillion-dollar" investment.

Not just Gates, but ChatGPT has also become a problem to Google, as the latest version of the chatbot has raised concerns over its threat to the search engine’s business model. It is also reported that Microsoft plans to use ChatGPT to power its own search engine, Bing. However, when Microsoft first considered partnering with OpenAI, Gates had doubts about the company's technology and its ability to understand and contextualize human speech. Despite this, Bill Gates was very interested in analyzing the technology ahead of the partnership.

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