What is ChatGPT and why does it matter? Here’s what you need to know – ZDNet

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ChatGPT is a language model created to hold a conversation with the end user. A search engine indexes web pages on the internet to help the user find the information they asked for. Therefore, one is not better than the other, as they suit different purposes. 


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If you are searching for up-to-date, accurate information, then a search engine is your best bet. 

The free version of ChatGPT does not have the ability to search the internet for information. It uses the information it learned from training data to generate a response, which leaves room for error. 

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Another major difference is that ChatGPT only has access to information up to 2021, whereas a regular search engine like Google has access to the latest information. So, if you ask the free version of ChatGPT who won the World Cup in 2022, it wouldn’t be able to give you a response, but Google would. 

If you are a ChatGPT Plus subscriber, you have access to web browsing, which gives the chatbot access to the internet. Since it has the ability to index the web, the major difference between ChatGPT Plus and a search engine is the chatbot’s ability to understand natural language prompts and provide conversational answers. 

If you are in search of a platform that can explain complex topics in an easy-to-understand manner, then ChatGPT might be a better alternative.   

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