ChatGPT vs Google: Here is What I Observed!

ChatGPT has gone viral and trending everywhere since Open AI released the text-based artificial intelligence chatbot tool in November. Want to know what ChatGPT is? ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pretrained Transformer) is a language model developed by Open AI, which uses deep learning algorithms to generate text like human writing. ChatGPT is a specific version of GPT optimized for conversational AI and designed to respond to user input in a chat-like interface.

"Will ChatGPT replace Google Search Engine?"

It may be too early to judge. But as a digital marketing professional with 12 years of industry experience, I can predict who will have the upper hand as an AI search engine.  

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has gained importance in today's world due to its ability to automate tasks, analyze vast amounts of data, improve decision-making, and provide personalized experiences. This has resulted in numerous benefits for industries such as healthcare, finance, transportation, and customer service. AI has the potential to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and drive innovation, which is why it is becoming increasingly integrated into many aspects of modern society.

Let's see some online trending searches.

Is ChatGPT better than google? 

Can ChatGPT compete with google? 

Will ChatGPT replace Google? etc.

Before addressing this, let's first discuss How ChatGPT works? some features and limitations of ChatGPT.

How does ChatGPT Work?

ChatGPT is a highly versatile language model that can perform a wide range of Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks. Some of its capabilities include:

  • Generates text based on a prompt or a given context

  • Predicts missing words or phrases in a sentence

  • Generates a summary of a longer text

  • Answers questions based on a given context or knowledge base

  • Generates responses in a conversational style based on a given context

  • Predicts the sentiment of a text as positive, negative, or neutral

  • Assigns predefined labels to a text based on its content

  • Identifies named entities such as people, organizations, and locations in a text

  • Generates text based on a prompt or a given context

These are just a few tasks that ChatGPT can perform. Its ability to generate human-like text makes it a powerful tool for many applications.


ChatGPT, like any other language model, has the following limitations:

  • Lack of Contextual Awareness: ChatGPT cannot understand the context of a conversation or situation, making it difficult for it to respond appropriately.

  • Limited Common Sense: ChatGPT does not have a sense of common knowledge, meaning it may struggle to understand references or make inferences based on everyday experiences.

  • Bias: ChatGPT is trained on a vast amount of text data, which may contain biases and inaccuracies. This can result in perpetuating these biases in its responses.

  • Knowledge Cutoff: ChatGPT is trained with a specific knowledge cutoff, meaning it may not have information on recent events or developments.

  • Language Limitations: ChatGPT is trained on English text data and may struggle with non-English languages or linguistic nuances.

While ChatGPT is a powerful tool for generating text, it is important to be aware of its limitations and use it cautiously.

The main question is, "Can ChatGPT Replace Google Search Engine"?

Google search uses algorithms to index and retrieve information from the internet, while ChatGPT generates text based on patterns it has learned from training data.

However, it cannot replace Google as a search engine. Google's search engine capabilities are much more sophisticated and specialized than ChatGPT's language generation capabilities. 

While ChatGPT can generate contextually relevant text and answer questions, it is not designed to search and retrieve information from the internet as Google does. Google uses complex algorithms and indexes billions of web pages to provide the most relevant results for a given query. At the same time, ChatGPT generates text based on the patterns it has learned from the training data.

Therefore, the statement "ChatGPT will replace Google's Search Engine" sounds far-fetched. In my opinion, the amount of data Google has is immense, and considering the manpower and wealth, google can build a way better AI search platform any time, or they can acquire ChatGPT or any other AI companies easily like just they did in the case of YouTube, DoubleClick…etc.

I have also done an online survey on LinkedIn about the same topic, and the results are as follows: 57% of people voted for Google.

About Author: 

Venkateshwara Rao is an experienced digital marketing AVP at Valueleaf Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. with over 12 years in the industry. proven track record of developing and executing successful digital campaigns, leading cross-functional teams, and driving revenue growth. expert in utilising data and analytics to inform strategy, increase engagement, and optimise ROI. skilled in managing multiple projects and delivering results in a fast-paced environment. passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest marketing technologies and trends to drive innovation and growth.