As technology advances, new things are introduced. With more powerful hardware and software, the increasingly complex calculations and computations of computers are making things that weren't possible before, possible.
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has seen lots of tech advancements throughout his life and career.
As a person who has written his name in history as the person who revolutionized personal computers, and made a lot of fortune along the way, is fond of ChatGPT, the chatbot that has piqued users' curiosity with its wide-ranging abilities, including being able to write cover letters, pass university-level exams, and even code.
ChatGPT, which is a product of Microsoft-backed OpenAI, has seen its users rise to an estimated 100 million in just two months - making it the fastest growing app of all-time.
And Gates is excited by this, and is even considering it as something as profound as PC and the internet.
In an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt, Bill Gates said that:
"This will change our world."
According to Gates, the "easiest way to understand it is that AI has got very good at speech recognition and visual recognition." However, "they essentially couldn’t read."
But newer AIs, like ChatGPT, are capable of training, improving, and reading and writing through new knowledge.
Because of this trait, Gates even went to extent to par the technology to what made Microsoft it is today.
"This is every bit as important as the PC, as the internet."
He made that statement to Forbes in an earlier interview, soon after the world realizes the abilities, and the phenomenon the ChatGPT technology brings.
What the billionaire is certain here, he believes that chatbots like ChatGPT can change the world by making it far more efficient.
The end result include vast improvement and outcomes in terms of efficiency in the office, in health care, and in education.
Gates who has become a philanthropist, has been dedicating many of his time and money to fund and fix things on those sectors. And by realizing the benefit of having this technology, Gates considers AI as the "most important" innovation at the moment,.
But still, chatbots are just like any other technologies, in which they can have flaws.
And Gates know this very well.
"Today, they require too much computation, they’re not always accurate."
"I’m biased," Gates joked.
"The progress over the next couple of years to make these things even better will be profound."