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Goodbye Google? Welcome AI


When was the last time you visited the library for research?

For me, it was a few years ago near Barcelona, Spain, because it was snowing outside, and I wanted to surf the internet. Chances are our traditional sources of knowledge and relationships for the past decades at least have been disrupted by FAANGA or Facebook (now Meta), Apple, Amazon, Google, Netflix, (Alphabet), in addition to Microsoft.

These global technology giants, that all a few years ago were just ambitious dream projects of a few visionary startup founders, represented the evolution of how our human mind pivots to benefiting from faster connections between people and information or data, in general.

Now, we are life witnesses to yet another information revolution-’s ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer).

Millions of people already joined this ChatGPT since its launch in the last quarter of 2022, to try its chatbot service that can answer your questions by applying open, intelligent data gathering and analytics models.

Just imagine what this means for the new future!

An open resource that can have an intelligent dialogue with you about any topic and put it all in writing. Will we, especially this digital native generation need search engines like Google, when we have access to such intelligent dialogues?

Are we ready for this age of data-driven decision making, by such intelligent programmes? To share with you an example, let me leave you with ChatGPT’s answer to my question - How will AI change the world?

Please notice that it did not give me links or definitions, but focused the consequences and implications:

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to change the world in many ways.

Here are a few examples of how AI might affect different aspects of society:

1. Work and employment: AI could automate certain tasks and processes, potentially reducing the need for human labour in some industries. However, it could also create new job opportunities in fields such as AI development and data analysis.

2. Education: AI could be used to personalise learning and improve the efficiency of education. It could also be used to develop new educational technologies, such as virtual tutors.

3. Healthcare: AI could be used to analyse medical data and assist with diagnosis and treatment plans. It could also be used to monitor patient health and alert healthcare providers to potential issues.

4. Transportation: AI could be used to improve the efficiency and safety of transportation systems, such as through the development of self-driving vehicles.

5. Social interactions: AI could be used to enhance communication and social connections, such as through the use of virtual assistants or chatbots.

Overall, AI has the potential to bring about significant changes in many areas of society. It is important to consider the potential consequences and ethical implications of these changes as AI continues to develop.

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