ChatGPT is not Google Search

Anirban Mukherjee
7 min readDec 4, 2022

A few days ago, the internet exploded when the OpenAI foundation released ChatGPT for public beta. It proved to leap beyond the chatbots we were used to till now.

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What is ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a conversational AI system built on top of the GPT-3.5 project from the OpenAI foundation. It is built to be able to have a natural, free-flowing conversation with us on topics ranging from general knowledge to science to software programming and more.

Why compare it to Google Search

ChatGPT went viral as soon as it was released, and soon was being compared to the one place we were all used to going to, whenever we wanted answers to a question -> Google Search.

Till now, whenever we had a question, we were used to turning to Google Search to find the answer for it, be it for clarifying a regular expression’s functionality, be it answers to questions, or if we simply wanted to find general knowledge-based information.



Anirban Mukherjee

Loves writing code, building projects, writing about tech stuff, running side hustles; Engineering leader by day, nerd builder by night.