Microsoft is taking Bing to the next level by including the popular AI ChatGPT. Could this mean a new era for the search engine, overtaking the giant Google, or is it just a new niche?
According to Statista (2022), as of December 2022, Google held the largest global desktop market share of search engines at 86.02%, while Bing held a market share of 2.55%.
What does ChatGPT say about this affair?
It is unlikely that “Bing with ChatGPT function” will overtake Google as the dominant search engine anytime soon. While ChatGPT is a powerful language model that can provide answers and information to users, it is not a search engine itself, but rather a tool that can be used to build applications and services that interact with users through natural language.
Google’s search engine has been the dominant player in the search market for many years, and it has a vast infrastructure and resources dedicated to providing fast and accurate search results to users. In addition, Google has a wide range of products and services beyond search, such as email, productivity tools, and cloud computing, which provide a strong network effect that further entrenches its dominance.
That being said, there is always the possibility of new technologies and innovations disrupting the market, and it is possible that ChatGPT or other natural language processing tools could play a role in that. However, it is difficult to predict the future of the search market, and it is likely to remain highly competitive for the foreseeable future.
The answer from the offline trained ChatGPT is very diplomatic. With the new GPT 3.5 that is working in Bing (now in alpha state), it is possible to ask questions instead of searching. The first tests are not too promising, but since this is a relatively new technology, Microsoft is still positive about its outcomes.
Gutsch, Felix. “Microsoft zieht ein Zwischenfazit für ChatGPT in Bing.” golem.de, 23 Feb. 2023, https://www.golem.de/news/suchmaschine-microsoft-zieht-ein-zwischenfazit-fuer-chatgpt-in-bing-2302-171967.html.
Statista. (2022). Worldwide desktop market share of search engines from January 2015 to December 2022. Retrieved from https://www.statista.com/statistics/216573/worldwide-market-share-of-search-engines/#:~:text=Global%20desktop%20market%20share%20of%20search%20engines%202015%2D2022&text=As%20of%20December%202022%2C%20online,market%20share%20was%202.55%20percent.