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This Happened—December 4: Woodrow Wilson Makes A Historic Trip

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, serving from 1913 to 1921, during a period when the U.S. came into its role as a global power. His accomplishments would include the first-ever presidential trip to Europe.

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Why did Woodrow Wilson go to Europe?

At the end of World War I, Wilson created the League of Nations, the first international organization whose role was to maintain world peace. To attend the Paris Peace Conference following the War, Wilson became the first U.S. president in office to visit Europe. At the time, it required a nine-day Ocean journey from New Jersey to Brittany.

What was the Paris Peace Conference?

The Paris Peace Conference was called to set the terms of the peace after World War I. About 30 nations participated, but the conference was dominated by the “Big Four”: Italy, France, United Kingdom and the United States. The Conference led to the signature of the Treaty of Versailles, which put an end to World War I.

What was Wilson’s role at the Paris Peace Conference?

At the Paris Peace Conference, Woodrow Wilson was a strong advocate of creating an international structure to preserve a lasting peace. At the conference, he made a speech promoting his Fourteen Points, a statement of principles for peace that was to be used in the peace negotiations. They included trade equality, arms reduction and the right to self-determination but were not included in the Treaty of Versailles.

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Hey ChatGPT, Are You A Google Killer? That's The Wrong Prompt People

Reports that the new AI natural-language chatbot is a threat to Google's search business fails to see that the two machines serve very different functions.

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Tristan Greene

Since OpenAI unveiled ChatGPT to the world last November, people have wasted little time finding imaginative uses for the eerily human-like chatbot. They have used it to generate code, create Dungeons & Dragons adventures and converse on a seemingly infinite array of topics.

Now some in Silicon Valley are speculating that the masses might come to adopt the ChatGPT-style bots as an alternative to traditional internet searches.

Microsoft, which made an early $1 billion investment in OpenAI, plans to release an implementation of its Bing search engine that incorporates ChatGPT before the end of March. According to a recent article in The New York Times, Google has declared “code red” over fears ChatGPT could pose a significant threat to its $149-billion-dollar-a-year search business.

Could ChatGPT really be on the verge of disrupting the global search engine industry?

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