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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talks about ChatGPT: Here’s what he has to say

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has shared his views on his company’s AI bot, ChatGPT. Here’s what he has to say.


  • Microsoft recently revealed the ChatGPT-powered Bing web engine.
  • Google also recently launched ChatGPT competitor Bard.
  • Now, Bill Gates has shared his views on ChatGPT.
Bill Gates

Microsoft’s AI bot ChatGPT has taken the world by a storm. The company has strengthened its presence and popularity by introducing a new an updated version of its web search engine Bing and web browser Edge with an AI bot which the company says is more powerful than the original ChatGPT. In response, Google has launched its own ChatGPT competitor Bard and announced that it will soon be bringing Bard to its search engine, Google Search. The internet right now is brimming with accounts wherein users are increasingly sharing their own experience of using ChatGPT. At a time like this, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has shared his thoughts on ChatGPT and how it is likely to change the world. Also Read - Instagram introduces 'collaborative collections' to save posts shared with friends

“Until now, artificial intelligence could read and write, but could not understand the content. The new programs like ChatGPT will make many office jobs more efficient by helping to write invoices or letters. This will change our world,” Gates told German business daily Handelsblatt in a podcast. Also Read - Global foldable phones market to hit 48 million units at worth $42 billion

Furthermore, the Microsoft co-founder said that AI bots like ChatGPT and Google Bard offer optimisations for reading and writing that will have a ‘huge impact’ in various sectors, particularly in health care and educations. Gates believes that in these field AI bots like Bard and ChatGPT can ‘tangibly improve efficiency and meaningfully improve outcomes. Also Read - WhatsApp working on Telegram Channel like feature called Newsletter

“The easiest way to understand it is that AI has got very good at speech recognition and visual recognition, but they essentially couldn’t read,” Gates said as reported by CNBC. Simply put, older AI platforms could process or derrive meaning out of the language that was being fed to them. However, newer AI platforms like ChatGPT and Bard ‘are capable of training, improving, and reading and writing through new knowledge’. They are more intelligent that way.

During the podcast, the Microsoft co-founder also talked about some potential applications that we could see in the near future. For instance, ChatGPT could be used in everyday office tasks. He also said that an integration of ChatGPT in Microsoft Teams could lead the AI to keep a track of coversations in a meeting and store relevant information from the meeting.

He said that these platforms are going to witness profound improvements in the next couple of years.

  • Published Date: February 11, 2023 5:26 PM IST
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