The rave of surrounding artificial intelligence has taken the tech world by storm. After several decades marked by sporadic dormancy, AI technology has progressed to model and algorithm-based machine learning focused on replicating human perception, reasoning and stereotypes. Now AI has re-taken centre stage like never before — and it won’t cede the spotlight anytime soon.

The buzz around AI in the past week is palpable, with releases like ChatGPT – an AI chatbot that has shown a lot of promise, with some even calling it a successor to Google. It has only been in beta since December 1 and has already raked in more than a million users in 5 days.

ChatGPT unlike the Google search engine offers internet users a single answer based on its own search and synthesis of that information. The powerful language-generating system has been trained on millions of websites to glean information with the skill of holding a humanlike conversation.

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