Search contest pits Google against ChatGPT; which one was the winner?
Both Google and ChatGPT answered the same 40 questions
- Consumer needs
Preply divided the 40 questions into three categories, Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. To help score the responses, the research team looked at each answer to see if it was:
- Context rich
Of the 12 Basic Questions asked, Google was deemed to have the better response for seven questions. ChatGPT’s answer was considered the better response on four questions, and there was one tie.
The Basic questions
Both Google and ChatGPT were asked, “How to tie a tie.” Google displayed a video while ChatGPT had a long drawn-out text answer that was not considered as helpful as the video. On the other hand, when asked “Is Santa Claus real?” ChatGPT clearly said that he is “not a real person.” Google responded by saying that Santa is real since there was a Saint Nicholas. Needless to say, ChatGPT got the credit for that query.
ChatGPT’s response to the question of whether Santa is real
Of the 21 Intermediate questions, ChatGPT’s response was considered the better of the two replies 15 times. Of the seven questions in the Advanced category, ChatGPT edged out Google 4 to 3. For all 40 questions, ChatGPT had the better reply 23 times compared to 16 for Google with one tie.
Google says Santa is real
A good example of the difference between Google and ChatGPT is seen in their different responses to “Is God real?” The judges said that ChatGPT’s response was “tactful, impartial, inclusive, and complete.” Google posted four ads from churches before displaying two articles from religious websites. Preply accuses Google of selling its response to the highest bidder.
The Intermediate questions
Google’s search platform is a money-making venture designed to produce ad revenue
And that is the problem with doing this kind of test at this stage. Google’s search engine is a money-making venture that is used to help Google collect advertising revenue. That is not the case yet with ChatGPT which will be found on the new Bing website. Microsoft isn’t pouring billions of dollars into ChatGPT parent Open AI to make a charitable donation. The company hopes to generate huge advertising revenue with the newer version of Bing that will include AI capability.
The Advanced questions