What Is ChatGPT? And How It Is Different From Search Engines?

Shivendra Nath



The Full form of ChatGPT is Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer. It is nothing but an Artificial Intelligence based chat bot which is developed,owned and maintained by Open AI. Those who are unaware of the Open AI let me tell you that it is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) research company.

Furthermore, Open AI is also the the creator of DALL E 2 and Whisper AI. DALL E 2 is capable of generating digital images from prompts or simply text inputs. Where Whisper AI is Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) system.

Sam Altman ( Open AI CEO )

Coming back to ChatGPT AI Chat bot, it was first launched on 30 November 2022. In this AI Chat Bot you can enter text based prompt and you will get text based output as well. The user base count of ChatGPT is over 100 million which is enough to tell the popularity of it. Moreover, within 5 days of launch of ChatGPT chat bot, its user base count surpassed 1 million mark.This figure achieved by the AI Chat bot is completely mind-boggling.

Furthermore, this AI based Chat bot is capable of answering different types of questions from different topics. For example if you are a programmer you can generate codes for specific purpose in a particular programming language. Another noticeable feature that this chat bot has is the ability to remember previous chats. And it gives response to your prompts by taking consideration of previous chats if needed.

Apart from programmers common people can also take advantages of this Chat bot. Like for example, travel enthusiasts can prepare tour plan for a particular tourist spot. And it can generate tour plan it’s that simple.

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ChatGPT Banned In Some Countries:

Some countries has banned the ChatGPT AI Chat bot on the internet, you may ask why? For some countries, they believe that it can cause privacy concerns while others have different reasons. The list of the countries where ChatGPT is banned are as follows:

  • Russia
  • China
  • North Korea
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Syria
  • Italy


There are two plans available for this AI Chatbot. And those two plans are free plan and ChatGPT plus plan. If you don’t want to pay any price to use the ChatGPT then you can go with free plan. And if you are willing to pay certain amount to use the premium version of the Chat bot then you can go with the ChatGPT plus.

Coming to ChatGPT plus its price is 20 US Dollars per month. And it is equivalent to approx 1642 Indian rupees at the time of writing the article. Now let’s go through the details of free and premium plans one by one.

Free Plan:

  • The biggest con in my point of view of free plan of this Chat bot is that you can only get access when demand is low. In other words, if the demand of ChatGPT free version is too high then there is high chance that you will be unable to use the service.
  • Coming to the response speed, it has standard speed means the response generated from the Chat bot side will neither be slow nor fast.
  • Also, it receives regular model updates.

Premium Plan or ChatGPT Plus:

  • If you have purchased the premium plan of this Chatbot then you can get access to it even if the massive amount of people are requesting the services.
  • Being premium member you will get the fast response speed from the Chat bot.
  • Not only this you will get access to new features of this Chat bot on priority basis.

How To Access?

One can access this Chat bot on any device having a web browser and working internet connection. Having said that, it can be easily accessible on handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets. Also, you can access it on laptop or desktop. You can select device as per your requirement.


  • First visit https://chat.openai.com/auth/login.
  • Then Enter your Full Name.
  • Verify your account; you will receive OTP to your mobile phone number or email depending on your selection. Enter the corresponding OTP to complete the verification process.
  • After the completion of your account verification you can then use the Artificial Intelligence chat bot services.

Infrastructure and Training Of ChatGPT:

You will be surprised to know that, training dataset of ChatGPT consist over 570GB of text. You may ask now What is a Dataset? So, in simple words dataset is collection of data that is required to train the Machine Learning (ML) algorithms.

Moreover, ChatGPT is based on Large Language Model ( LLM ) of GPT-3 series. There was three phases of training for this chat bot including super-vised and unsupervised techniques. Also, training to this Chatbot was given using the Supervised fine-tuning and Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback(RLHF).

In this training there was about 175 billion Machine Learning parameters. Coming to the infrastructure it used 1000 Nvidia V100 GPUs during the training process. Also, it is based on Microsoft’s Azure AI supercomputing technologies. Now the time has come to learn the limitations of the ChatGPT.

Limitations Of ChatGPT:

There are certain limitations of this AI Chat bot that you should consider, like sometimes it gives incorrect responses. Also sometimes its responses are biased. It is having the knowledgebase till 2021, so what this means? this means that if you ask something that has happened after the year 2021 you will receive incorrect responses.

Furthermore, it cannot access the internet so if you want the Chat bot to tell something from internet that will not be possible. And at last, you can have limited number of requests per hour for this Chat bot.

What is Google Bard AI?

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Google Bard is AI based Chat bot launched to compete with Open AI’s ChatGPT. Coming to the launch of Google Bard it was first launched on February 2023. It is developed on LaMDA model which stands for Language Model For Dialogue Applications. Now as per the announcement of company ,Google Bard AI is powered by PaLM 2. Currently it is in development stage and available to over 180 countries and territories. However, many of its features are live to be used. One can use Google Bard unlimited number of times. That means there is no per hour restrictions on the usage like ChatGPT.

Difference Between ChatGPT and Search Engines:

The first thing is that ChatGPT is an Artificial Intelligence Based Chat Bot Application. You can input prompts and it will provide the response accordingly. Whereas Search Engines are not like Chat bots. If you enter query on the search engine websites it will come up with the list of websites that are intended to solve the user’s query.

Wrapping Up:

Hope this article has given you enough insights about the ChatGPT Chat bot. If you have found this article useful don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family. Also, do mention your experience with the ChatGPT Chat bot and also about the experience of Google Bard in case you live in United States in the comments below. So that’s all for this post. Thanks For Reading! And I will see you in the next post.


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