ChatGPT Brings Novel Feelings To Suffolk Students


Hao Guo, Staff Writer

ChatGPT, a recently-developed search engine that combines artificial intelligence and a significant language model, is beating Google to become the king of the source-search engine. Developed by Open AI, a San Francisco-based tech company, and co-invested by Microsoft, ChatGPT was initially launched on Nov. 30, 2022, marking a renovative AI technology eras coming.

The chatbot can write poems, debug computer programs, and compose music, dramas, and software code, mimicking a human to have an interesting dialogue with you. 

Suffolk students on Ammerman Campus find a new way to research, which helps them in academics and daily life.

“I will use it. I found it hard to look for answers on Google now. Everything is either behind a paywall or is irrelevant,” said Linda Lin, 19, a chemistry student at Ammerman Campus. “That is why I want to know something new, like ChatGPT to refresh me.”

Unlike Google, ChatGPT is more like human talk when people search for questions through the interface. All responses are in text form, replacing pages of weblinks with one definite answer on the Google website. It is designed to encourage people to adopt a conversational mode so that users can quickly understand the solution content and learn more from the search.

The Economist noted that ChatGPT would transform how people find things on the internet. In doing so, it may upend the lucrative business of search.

“I am using it and found it provided me better explanations when I searched for scientific topics,” said Santiago Ortiz, 19, a computer- science major. 

But not each student knows what it is and feels excited about its appearance and function. 

“I don’t care about it. I don’t use search engines for my daily life,” Willie Lunsford, 57, a general-study student said. “It is not an essential tool for my academic improvement.”

According to CNET, a few days after its launch, more than a million people were trying out ChatGPT, and the New York Times, citing internal sources, said 30 million had used it daily until now.

“I love it,” Ortiz said. “I think it will beat Google someday.”