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OpenAI Set to Enter Search Engine Game: to Rival Google and Perplexity On May 2, Pete Huang, an AI influencer, anticipated the launch date for the ChatGPT search engine to be May 9

By Paromita Gupta

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OpenAI, the AI research and deployment company behind ChatGPT, is set to launch its search engine dubbed 'ChatGPT search engine.' With this, it will join the ranks and give competition to the likes of Google, Perplexity and Bing.

First reported by The Information in February, the news gained momentum as its investor Y Combinator's Hacker News community shared that the organization had registered a new domain name, "search.chatgpt.com", along with a security certificate. This indicates the imminent launch. However, upon access currently, the URL displays "Not found."

On May 2, Pete Huang, an AI influencer, anticipated the launch date for the ChatGPT search engine to be May 9.

While several sources suggest it will launch in the next few days.

Market share movement

StatCounter, a web traffic analysis website, reported that Google has been consistently losing U.S. search market share since August 2023. While not a dramatic figure, it fell from 91.38 per cent in March to 90.91 per cent presently. It dropped from 92.82 per cent year-over-year.

Microsoft Bing's share increased to 8.24 per cent in April, slightly up from 8.04 per cent in March, and an improvement from 6.43 per cent year-over-year. While Yahoo's market share rose marginally to 2.59 per cent in April, from 2.48 per cent in March and 2.33 per cent year-over-year.

Meanwhile, AI startup Perplexity's share of search growth rate is rising at a rate of 39 per cent per month.

Paromita Gupta

Features Writer with Entrepreneur India

Covering news and trends in AI and Metaverse segments. An avid book reader running her personal blog on the side. You may reach me at paromita@entrepreneurindia.com. 
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