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Investments

135

Portfolio Exits

58

About Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit is an American computer programmer, entrepreneu and angel investor. He was the creator and lead developer of Gmail. He is currently an angel investor and a founder of the startup FriendFeed.

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According to Paul Buchheit, creator of Gmail, ChatGPT may kill Google in two years.

Feb 3, 2023

According to Paul Buchheit, creator of Gmail, ChatGPT may kill Google in two years. Share The perception that the ChatGPT wave poses a significant threat to Google is quickly expanding as it gains speed. Paul Buchheit, the founder of Gmail, is one of many who think that once the AI-powered chatbot is completely created, the online search giant won’t have a chance. According to Buchheit, ChatPGT might end Google’s dominance in two years at most. He said that the decline of Google’s most lucrative source of revenue, which is search, will be the cause of the internet giant’s demise. In the upcoming year or two, Google “could radically upset the market.” Even if they catch up with AI, they won’t be able to fully use it without damaging their business’s most valuable division, said Buchheit on Twitter. The search engine result page, which is where they generate the majority of their revenue, will be destroyed by AI. Related Articles February 2, 2023 His evaluation is based on how well ChatGPT’s questions were answered. The chatbot uses the massive language model GPT-3.5, which was published last year, to produce responses that seem genuine to questions on any subject. Additionally, it gives users the ability to write code, compose college essays, and create poems. As Buchheit put it, “I picture this occurring when the URL/Search bar of the browser is replaced with AI that autocompletes my thinking or question as I enter it and also provides the best response (which may be a link to a website or product).” The launch of ChatGPT in November 2022 generated controversy since it garnered over a million users in a single month. Educators are on high alert as a result of the AI-powered machine’s widespread worry across industries and the danger to critical thinking. However, it appears that Google is the only tech business to which the chatbot is causing concern. Microsoft invested a stunning $1 billion in OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT, in 2019, and has since bolstered financing with further billion-dollar investments. With its investment in OpenAI, Microsoft has also agreed to integrate ChatGPT into Bing, its search engine. Google has been looking for measures to cope with the unusual development of ChatGPT and purportedly declared “code red” in response. To hasten Google’s AI initiatives, CEO Sundar Pichai is rumored to have contacted the company’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. A version of the company’s search engine with Chabot functionality is reportedly being demonstrated this year, and more than 20 AI solutions are being developed to purportedly compete with ChatGPT. However, ChatGPT is battling flaws that limit its dependability. It solely contains details on things that happened after 2021. Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI and a co-founder, stated that the chatbot cannot be trusted at this moment since it is still prone to biases and inaccurate information. However, it has disclosed that it is attempting to improve ChatGPT by developing a professional version that would address its flaws. However, Buchheit claimed that ChatGPT’s capabilities constitute an existential danger to Google and may ultimately bring about its demise, just like Google did to the well-known pre-internet company Yellow Pages. The AI will exploit the outdated search engine backend to compile pertinent data and links, which will then be summarized for the user. It’s similar to asking a trained human researcher to complete the task, except that AI will complete it in a fraction of the time,” he stated. Will ChatGPT Destroy Google ? What the AI Chatbot Has to Say Now that ChatGPT has conquered the internet, it is a force to be reckoned with. Along with giving precise responses, the AI chatbot is also able to write sophisticated codes, essays, poetry, and stories. The talk around ChatGPT as a Google substitute is at an all-time high right now. “No, ChatGPT is not capable of harming Google as it is merely a linguistic model and does not have the potential to hurt or disrupt a firm like Google,” the ChatGPT response said. ChatGPT is a technology that may be used to enhance natural language comprehension and processing, but it is not a substitute for the extensive array of goods and services that Google provides. Additionally, a single tool or product is unlikely to be able to completely replace Google because it is a significant and well-established firm with a wide variety of technology, resources, and experience. Although ChatGPT and Google both employ cutting-edge language processing and comprehension technologies, they are not direct rivals since their respective applications and modes of usage differ, according to the chatbot. However, when the response was regenerated, the AI chatbot stated that Google and OpenAI are both engaged in the study and development of AI and that their products may compete in a few particular markets. People are wondering if ChatGPT could revolutionize how we search for information online and are talking about it potentially removing Google’s monopoly status in search engine land given its capacity to explain complex concepts and generate ideas from scratch. This is especially true given that Microsoft is a major investor in Open AI, ChatGPT’s parent company. Unlike most other models, LaMDA was trained particularly for dialogue. During its training, it also picked up on the subtleties of open-ended discussion. LaMDA may also be adjusted to make its replies more logical and precise. Google is working hard to guarantee that LaMDA complies with Google’s AI Principles, though, to reduce the likelihood that the model would be misapplied, perpetuate prejudices, or deliver false information. In addition, Google is seeking to enhance it with attributes like curiosity and factuality. Edited by Prakriti Arora

Paul Buchheit Investments

135 Investments

Paul Buchheit has made 135 investments. Their latest investment was in dNovo as part of their Seed VC on January 1, 2022.

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Paul Buchheit Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/25/2022

Seed VC

dNovo

$2.7M

Yes

3

2/18/2021

Series A

Replit

$20M

Yes

4

11/17/2020

Series A

Eclipse Foods

$12M

No

4

10/15/2020

Series A

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$99M

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10

3/9/2020

Series A - II

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10

Date

1/25/2022

2/18/2021

11/17/2020

10/15/2020

3/9/2020

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Seed VC

Series A

Series A

Series A

Series A - II

Company

dNovo

Replit

Eclipse Foods

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$2.7M

$20M

$12M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Sources

3

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4

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Paul Buchheit Portfolio Exits

58 Portfolio Exits

Paul Buchheit has 58 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Pachyderm on January 12, 2023.

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$99M

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8/16/2022

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$99M

8

3/2/2022

Reverse Merger

$99M

4

11/2/2021

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5/21/2021

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1/12/2023

8/16/2022

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11/2/2021

5/21/2021

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