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The leaked news regarding the intentions of Baidu, the most important Chinese search engine, to adopt a system similar to ChatGPT is only the latest concerning the world of search engines after the OpenAI machine learning system was launched. Earlier this month, Microsoft revealed it invested $10 billion in OpenAI and plans to add ChatGPT to its Bing search engine. Google answered with Google Sparrow, another machine learning system. The launch of ChatGPT immediately rekindled discussions about the nature of this alleged artificial intelligence, its possibilities, and its limits, and the competitors’ new systems will further increase them.

Example that shows how the Google app understands complex questions (Image courtesy Google. All rights reserved)

Google has released a new search mobile application, already known as Google Search, in the version for Android and iOS. Now it offers the ability to answer complex questions, claiming to have made a significant step forward compared to previous capacity to interpre users’ requests. Now the app really understands the meaning of what the user is asking (for now only in English).

Screenshot of Topsy social search engine

The news was initially given unofficially by the Wall Street Journal, which reported it as a matter of fact, and was later officially confirmed: Apple has acquistto Topsy, to be precise Topsy Labs, Inc., a company that deals with research and analysis in social networks, particularly Twitter, of which is a certified partner. It seems that Apple has paid over $200 million for this acquisition.