Previously limited to data up until 2022, Chat GPT can now tap into real-time internet resources, enabling it to answer current queries. With the help of plug-ins, this AI marvel can even perform tasks such as reserving tables at restaurants or booking flights.
The possibilities of Chat GPT capabilities seem boundless; it can create poetry, pass academic exams, and even operate robots. The latest feature available through plug-in support allows users to browse the internet with ease.
Similar to software applications, plug-ins expand the chatbot’s functionalities, with various publishers offering their own plug-ins such as Expedia and Kayak comparators, OpenTable for restaurant bookings, and Shopify for merchant sites.
In the Open AI presentation video, we witness the tremendous potential of this AI when applied to everyday tools. The video features a user who utilizes three plug-ins to accomplish various tasks: finding a restaurant in San Francisco, obtaining a vegan recipe from Chat GPT, and finally, allowing the AI to handle the ordering process seamlessly. The only remaining step is to make the payment. The same principle applies to Expedia and Kayak, where Chat GPT is not only capable of finding the best flights and hotels but can also book tickets or rooms. The true strength of AI lies in its ability to optimize searches to the fullest extent possible.
A danger for website publishers?
In addition to the ten plug-ins offered by existing services, OpenAI has introduced a new plug-in for internet browsing. This feature provides an added advantage compared to traditional browsing. With ChatGPT no longer restricted to its vast database, it can now source its answers from recent news and current events. Examples include questions related to the Oscars, such as the winners and even generating a poem based on the responses. It can also compare box office results of Oscar-winning films with those released over the same period.
The robot sifts through billions of pages on Google and selects the most relevant responses or synthesizes them. It even displays its sources, allowing for transparency in its path to arrive at the answer. However, this approach may pose problems for website publishers as ChatGPT relies on their content to respond, potentially decreasing website traffic if ChatGPT replaces search engines and other news portals.
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