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At the AI Forward 2023, an event in San Francisco hosted by Goldman Sachs Group Inc and SV Angel on Monday, Bill Gates said that the ultimate winner of the current IT technology competition is top-tier artificial intelligence, which will disrupt search engines, productivity software, and online shopping websites. "You'll never go to a search site again," he said, "You'll never go to Amazon."

He also said that if Microsoft ultimately fails to reach that point, he will definitely be disappointed, but he is also impressed by the performance of some start-ups. He said that although there is a 50% chance, the winner of this competition will ultimately be a start-up. 

Gates believes that this powerful future digital agent still needs some time to evolve before it can be put into use in mainstream society. Before that, major companies will continue to embed so-called generative artificial intelligence technology, similar to OpenAI's ChatGPT, into their products.

It's noted that Gates' vision of AI assistants becoming personal digital agents is not just talk. Recently, artificial intelligence passed the notoriously difficult accounting industry exam.

A recent study by American and German scholars showed that OpenAI's latest AI language model, ChatGPT 4, has completed and passed the four major accounting industry qualifications, including Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Enrolled Agent (EA), with an average score of 85.1. 

Guosheng Securities analyst Liu Gaochang believes that the release of the ChatGPT plugin provides conditions for the emergence of intelligent assistants.

Recently, OpenAI announced the lifting of the restriction that ChatGPT cannot be connected to the Internet, adding support for plugins to ChatGPT, integrating it with third-party services or allowing it to access the latest information, which enables ChatGPT to access other websites and obtain real-time information, and can access relevant applications through scheduling APIs.

Editor: Billy