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😺 ChatGPT Search rumors confirmed

PLUS: How to turn on Google AI Search.

Welcome, humans.

Microsoft Copilot will soon get an autocomplete feature that offers suggestions while you’re prompting it.

It’s the AI version of those people who try to complete your sentences when you pause to think about the next word. PSA to those type of folks: Stop. I’m not an AI—I need time to think. You can’t guess what I was going to say!

Here’s what you need to know about AI today:

  • Confirmed: OpenAI is rolling out a search engine.

  • OpenAI released a doc sharing how it teaches ChatGPT to behave.

  • 75% of knowledge workers now use AI tools at work.

  • Google announced AlphaFold 3 for predicting all of life’s molecules.

On today’s podcast: Pete breaks down the results from an AI hospital simulation (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube).

ChatGPT Search is near, but Google SGE is already here.

BREAKING: OpenAI is building a search engine that will deliver answers from the internet with source citations.

We covered this on Friday and extended our analysis on Saturday’s podcast (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube).

TLDR: Expect this product to look very similar to ChatGPT, except it has access to the internet, so it can answer questions like “What’s the weather in SF today?”

This is a pretty big deal cause it’s OpenAI explicitly saying, “We are coming for you, Google Search.”

But it won’t be a walk in the park for two reasons:

  1. Google essentially has a monopoly on search, with 92% market share.

  2. Google’s own AI search engine, SGE, is quite good.

It's so good that we’ve actually begun using Google SGE for almost all of the simple questions we’d typically ask Perplexity, and it shouldn't be hard to see why:

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We highly recommend turning on Google’s AI Search—here’s how:

  1. Go to Google Labs.

  2. Find “Search Powered By Generative AI”.

  3. Toggle On “SGE, generative AI in Search”.

Three key points about SGE:

  • It doesn’t provide AI answers for everything, just the easy stuff.

  • It still makes sh*t up (case in point).

  • It displays its sources more prominently than Perplexity, likely to appease publishers.

Why it matters: Google SGE is good. No, great. And Google can turn it on for its billions of users whenever it wants to; it’s more a matter of economics.

So, OpenAI isn’t just vying with Google Search; it's up against both Google Search AND Google SGE.

Either way, ChatGPT's search feature will be a crucial tool for any ChatGPT power users who don’t want to switch tabs to Google for every search question.

In other news: Remember that mysterious chatbot called gpt2-chatbot that popped up and looked competitive, if not better than ChatGPT-4? Well, it has a cousin named “im-a-good-gpt2-chatbot,” and, indeed, it turns out the rumors were true: these models almost definitely originate from OpenAI.

There are all sorts of theories about what these models are—a fine-tuned ChatGPT-2, OpenAI soft-launching ChatGPT-4.5, or a smaller GPT-4 model that’ll power ChatGPT’s search engine.

TBD…

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Around the Horn.

  • Google announced AlphaFold 3, a biological AI that can predict the structure of all of life’s proteins AND now molecules with unprecedented accuracy.

  • OpenAI shared how it’s instructing ChatGPT to behave. Going forward, expect it to ask more clarifying questions.

  • 75% of knowledge workers use AI at work today, and 46% of users started using it less than six months ago.

  • President Biden announced that Microsoft will invest $3.3B to build a new AI data center in Wisconsin.

  • Some Stack Overflow users are being suspended after deleting answers they don’t want OpenAI to bake into ChatGPT.

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Thursday Trivia.

From Reddit: “Girlfriend and I can't agree on whether this image is AI-generated.” Neuron readers, let’s help save a relationship, shall we?

One glance, everyone knows the rules: is the image below AI-generated or real?

A Cat's Commentary.

Trivia Answer: The photo is…real! It was posted on Pinterest in 2014, way before advanced AI image generation was a thing.

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