Is ChatGPT the Industry Disrupter Everyone Says It Is?

Is ChatGPT the Industry Disrupter Everyone Says It Is?

If we believe the New York Times, Google has declared a red alert due to the recent release of ChatGPT. Made by OpenAI, this AI software looks set to create as big a stir as OpenAI’s AI image generator, DALL-E. However, instead of drawing inspiration from images on the web, ChatGPT extrapolates answers in a simple format.

Pundits say that this technology will revolutionize the search engine industry. However, we’re not sure, so we consulted some experts from, for insight into this question.

Is ChatGPT an Industry Disruptor?

ChatGPT represents an interesting development in this field. While there are still bugs to work out, it seems clear that it will impact how we search the internet in the future.

While information aggregation is nothing new, the results ChatGPT comes up with are impressive. Unlike its predecessors, the software delivers a cogent discussion of the topic rather than a list of URLs. In addition, the information is easily accessible and far more accurate than anything we have seen.

So, ChatGPT is potentially an industry disruptor, and if anyone can make it work, the OpenAI team is the right choice.

Is ChatGPT Ready for Practical Applications?

Software is impressive but warns that we have much work ahead of us. While there have been some exciting reports online about ChatGPT not only explaining a bug in coding but also suggesting a solution, it’s still early days.

There are also examples where the software failed. One such instance went poorly for a student. They turned in a paper the professor instantly realized was written by AI. The professor did, however, admit to feeling dread at the realization. While he could see it was machine-engineered due to its simplistic style, he believes future iterations will be harder to detect.

We’re still some time away from ChatGPT replacing human ingenuity in a meaningful way. He cites the example of the empathy a consultant in a customer support department displays.

While AI can mimic natural language patterns, it does not correctly understand deeper emotions such as empathy. As a result, building a chatbot with software like ChatGPT now will result in good communications that always seem slightly off.

It won’t be long before a client realizes they are speaking to a bot.

Other Potential Applications

The good news is that ChatGPT has some exciting applications for businesses and consumers alike. Not only can it improve internet search results for consumers, but it could help enterprises to extract meaningful insights from big data.

Other potential applications include:

  • Making a medical diagnosis: The software can, for example, race through thousands of pages of medical texts online to find the best match for a list of symptoms.

  • Creating jokes and other content: In theory, you can develop reasonable jokes and content by drawing on some concepts.

  • Creating text-based games: An interesting aspect of the technology is its ability to convert what you type into a simple game.

  • Explaining complex concepts: ChatGPT can compile information at several levels of understanding. It could, therefore, take on the role of tutoring students by breaking down complicated subjects into workable explanations.


However, while the software is quite capable, it has much to learn. Will ChatGPT and similar applications become an indispensable part of our day-to-day lives? There is every indication that they are already moving that way.

We only have to look at the explosion in interest for automated image generators to get an idea of how popular this software will become. Considering the vast number of potential applications, we are on the precipice of an exciting age; we are just not ready to take a deep dive yet.

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