Zillow announced today, in a partnership that I had not anticipated at all, the launch of a ChatGPT plug-in. As you would expect, it is the ChatGPT Plug-in. If you enable the Zillow ChatGPT Plug-in, you can do exactly what you would expect: find a home.
ChatGPT allows users to share criteria such as location, price and number of bedrooms. ChatGPT will search Zillow’s database to find you some options.
The way we search for information is changing thanks to Generative Artificial Intelligence
It is only available to “a small number of ChatGPT Users today with wider access expected in the future.” I am curious as to how they select these users. Since is usually given priority for plug-ins, it’s likely to be people with . If it’s people who “spend a lot of time on Zillow while they shouldn’t,” I may have a chance. Fingers crossed.)
David Beitel, Zillow’s CTO, said that “Generative AI has changed the way people find information.” We understand its enormous potential and look forward to developing new tech innovations using OpenAI technology.
This announcement comes only a few weeks after Zillow introduced its ” Natural-language Search ” feature. It allows users to search using conversational phrases. Zillow boasted at the time that it was “the world’s first major residential real-estate marketplace” to use this type of AI-powered searching. Zillow is focusing its efforts on its core business, which includes house browsing and price estimates.
You may wonder: Why would someone choose to enter the location, price and number of bedrooms desired into ChatGPT instead of, for example, directly entering them into Zillow. Shush. ChatGPT is in the “alpha” phase of testing (the stage before beta), so the version that select users will see today is very different from the final product. We’re expecting a lot from testers about their use cases and needs.
As the internet reveals the plug-ins bugs and kinks, I can only wish for some funny stories. Will ChatGPT sell someone their home, the White House or anything else absurd? Only time will reveal! Let’s ride.