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What is OpenAI?

Founded in December 11, 2015, OpenAI is an American artificial intelligence research laboratory consisting of the non-profit OpenAI Incorporated and for-profit subsidiary corporation OpenAI Limited Partnership. OpenAI conducts AI research to promote and develop friendly AI in a way that benefits all humanity.

Who’s involved? Who are the key players and investors in OpenAI?

OpenAI LP is governed by the board of the OpenAI nonprofit comprised of OpenAI LP employees Greg Brockman (Chairman & President), Ilya Sutskever (Chief Scientist), and Sam Altman (CEO), and non-employees Adam D’Angelo, Reid Hoffman, Will Hurd, Tasha McCauley, Helen Toner, and Shivon Zilis.
Their investors include Microsoft, Reid Hoffman’s charitable foundation, and Khosla Ventures.

I’m pretty sure that Microsoft needs no introduction!

Reid Hoffman
For those who do not know who Reid Garrett Hoffman is, he is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist, podcaster, and author. Hoffman was the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, a business-oriented social network used primarily for professional networking.

Khosla Ventures
Khosla Ventures is an American venture capital firm founded by Vinod Khosla (an Indian American entrepreneur, investor and technologist.), focused on early-stage companies in the Internet, computing, mobile, financial services, agriculture, healthcare and clean technology sectors.
The company is focused on assisting entrepreneurs to build impactful new energy and technology companies.

Total assets: 15 billion USD (October 2021)

OpenAI Projects

GPT-3: which performs a variety of natural language tasks
Codex: which translates natural language to code
DALL·E: which creates and edits original images.

So what is CHAT GPT?

ChatGPT is a model that was trained to interact in a conversational way. The dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests. ChatGPT is a sibling model to InstructGPT, which is trained to follow an instruction in a prompt and provide a detailed response.

While playing with the ai, I asked the ai itself to write me an article about Chat GPT and below you can find its response:

ChatGPT: The AI-Powered Chatbot Revolutionizing the Way We Communicate
ChatGPT is a state-of-the-art conversational AI developed by OpenAI. This language model is designed to generate human-like text, making it possible for people to engage in conversations with a machine. With its advanced natural language processing capabilities, ChatGPT can respond to a wide range of questions and topics with accuracy and coherence.

What Makes ChatGPT Stand Out?

ChatGPT stands out from other AI-powered chatbots in several ways. Firstly, it is based on the transformer architecture, which is a deep neural network that allows the model to process and understand large amounts of data. This means that ChatGPT has been trained on a massive corpus of texts, making it capable of handling diverse and complex topics.

Secondly, ChatGPT has been fine-tuned to generate human-like text, with a focus on tone, style, and context. This makes it possible for ChatGPT to have conversations that are more engaging and intuitive compared to traditional chatbots.

Finally, ChatGPT is an open-source project, which means that developers and researchers can access its code and contribute to its development. This makes it possible for ChatGPT to continuously improve and evolve over time.

Applications of ChatGPT

ChatGPT has a wide range of applications in different industries. For example, in customer service, ChatGPT can be used to handle customer inquiries and provide quick and accurate responses. This can improve customer satisfaction and reduce wait times for customers.

In education, ChatGPT can be used to create virtual tutors that can answer students’ questions and provide feedback. This can help students learn and retain information more effectively.

In healthcare, ChatGPT can be used to provide patients with accurate and trustworthy health information. This can improve patient outcomes and reduce the burden on healthcare providers.

In entertainment, ChatGPT can be used to create virtual companions that can keep people company and engage in conversations. This can improve people’s mental well-being and provide a source of entertainment.

The Future of ChatGPT

ChatGPT represents a significant step forward in the development of conversational AI. With its advanced capabilities and wide range of applications, ChatGPT has the potential to revolutionize the way we communicate and interact with machines.

In the future, we can expect to see ChatGPT integrated into even more industries and applications, making it an increasingly important tool for businesses and individuals alike. With continuous advancements in AI technology, it is likely that ChatGPT will continue to evolve and improve, providing even more advanced and intuitive conversational experiences in the years to come.

In conclusion, ChatGPT is a powerful AI-powered chatbot that has the potential to change the way we communicate and interact with machines. With its advanced natural language processing capabilities, ChatGPT can generate a human-like text, making it possible for people to engage in meaningful and intuitive conversations with a machine. The future of ChatGPT is exciting, and we can expect to see continued advancements and improvements in the years to come.

Why OpenAI’s ChatGPT Is Such A Big Deal?

According to CNBC’s video, OpenAI opened ChatGPT up for public testing in November 2022. In less than a week, the artificial intelligence model amassed over a million users according to OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman. By the end of January, ChatGPT was averaging about 13 million visitors per day.

Alphabet Inc.

Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015 and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries.

Google Search represents almost 60% of alphabets total revenue!

Will OpenAI’s ChatGPT Kill Google?

Search is an area dominated by Google Search. The latest data shows that Google processes over 99,000 searches every single second (Internet Live Stats, 2022). This makes more than 8.5 billion searches a day (Internet Live Stats, 2022).

Search no more.. Ask the chatbot!

According to the Chatbot itself open AI is not a threat to Search Engines.

Well, having the chatbot answering this question in addition to below “searches” says a thing!


Besides my current position at Upscale Worldwide LLC, being a communications & SEO specialist with years of experience in local, International, On-Page, Off-Page, and technical SEO, I can surely say that if the project stays on track Chat GPT will definitely affect Google (at least in the number of queries/day). We should admit that users now have the privilege to search elsewhere and the bot is so useful!
Yet, the Chatbot results aren’t always perfect and sometimes false information is presented in a high degree of confidence by the bot itself which also bares its risks. I think improvements over time are inevitable and no one can predict who will be the prize winner, especially that Google is already spending billions on AI, and its AI business division DeepMind has actually come up with numerous programs that outperform humans.

What happens next? Only time will tell.

Charbel Meaiky

Founder & CEO at Upscale Worldwide LLC