A new chatbot has entered the AI world and it’s been taking up space and turning heads!
People of different professions are both curious and seriously impressed by this new advancement in the AI world, and they have every reason to be!
First up, who’s behind ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is the newest GPT text-generating AI system launched by the OpenAI foundation which was founded in 2015 by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, Wojciech Zaremba, and John Schulman.
However, it’s important to note that Elon Musk parted ways with OpenAI in 2017 due to a conflict of interest between it and Tesla.
What is ChatGPT exactly?
ChatGPT is an AI-powered natural language chatbot that uses the latest advancements in natural language processing (NLP) to understand and respond to user queries. It uses a transformer-based architecture and the GPT-3 language model to generate human-like conversations.
ChatGPT has not come out of the blue. It is the latest product of the GPT family, and as stated by OpenAI, “it is a sibling model to InstructGPT, which is trained to follow instructions in a prompt and provide a detailed response.”
According to OpenAI, “the dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer follow-up questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.”
Other impressive features of ChatGPT are that it:
- remembers what the user said earlier in the conversation
- allows users to provide follow-up corrections in the same thread
- declines inappropriate requests and reminds the user of its capabilities
- generates long-form text like emails, paragraphs, and even blogs
How is everyone using it and why?
One of the main reasons why literally EVERYONE is talking about it is because it’s currently free of charge for anyone to access during its “feedback” period. This means that the AI is currently learning and improving from all the chat requests it’s receiving.
In every chat answer, you, as a human user, can rate the answer with a thumbs up or a thumbs down. You can also send your feedback. After which, OpenAI plans to use the user-generated feedback to improve the final version of the tool.
Will ChatGPT be free forever?
Although the thought sounds interesting, it cannot always be free. According to a Twitter thread including one of the OpenAI founders Sam Altman and previous investor Elon Musk, the costs are “eye-watering”.
Therefore, we can expect ChatGPT’s monetization sooner than later…
Is ChatGPT perfect?
OpenAI has warned that ChatGPT is still not perfect and might give offensive or misleading answers!
According to OpenAI, here are the limitations of ChatGPT so far:
- “May occasionally generate incorrect information.”
- “May occasionally produce harmful instructions or biased content.”
- “Limited knowledge of world and events after 2021.”
In fact, when you try generating text based on events or updates after the year 2021, the ChatGPT politely lets you know that it is not trained to give you such information.
You will receive a response like this:
“I’m sorry, but I am not able to provide information about current events or future events because my training only goes up until 2021, and I am not able to browse the internet. I am a large language model trained by OpenAI, and my purpose is to assist with answering questions to the best of my ability based on the information I have been trained on. Is there something else I can help you with?” – ChatGPT
Here’s how users got creative with ChatGPT
Here’s what we tried generating:
From serious straight-to-point questions…
Why is ChatGPT important?
GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is a type of natural language processing (NLP) model that has revolutionized the way we process language. GPT is important because it has made it possible to quickly generate text that is more accurate and human-like than ever before. With GPT, computers can generate text in response to prompts or questions, in a way that is similar to how a human would speak or write. This means that GPT can be used to create a range of applications, such as chatbots, content generation, translation, and question answering. GPT has also made it easier to develop more accurate and sophisticated NLP applications, allowing machines to better understand and interact with humans.
ChatGPT is important because it provides an easy and effective way to create natural language conversations. By using deep learning and natural language processing, ChatGPT generates meaningful and engaging conversations that can be used in various applications, including customer service, virtual assistants, and interactive bots.
How to get started with ChatGPT.
1. Create an account:
To use ChatGPT, you’ll need to create an OpenAI account. Visit the ChatGPT website and click “Sign Up” to create your account. You’ll be asked to provide some basic information such as your name and email address.
The best part is that since the AI is still learning, it’s still FREE!
Try it for yourself at https://chat.openai.com
2. Choose a conversation topic:
Once you’re signed up, you can choose from a variety of conversation topics to start chatting with ChatGPT. The topics range from sports and movies to politics and current events.
3. Start chatting:
Once you have chosen a topic, you can start chatting with ChatGPT. Ask questions and make comments and ChatGPT will respond. You can also customize your chatbot by adding more topics or changing the tone of the conversation.
4. Monitor your chatbot:
You can monitor your chatbot’s responses and adjust them as needed. ChatGPT’s AI technology will learn from your conversations and become better at responding over time.
The truth is these AI programs will not get content writers and copywriters out of their jobs. On the contrary, it can help writers by providing research, suggesting ideas, and helping with editing and formatting, but AI will not be able to replace a human writer’s creativity, imagination, and storytelling ability.
And if you’re concerned about it replacing Google Search, then worry no more. Because this AI does not have access to the internet, and it is still in testing.
These AI improvements make writers’ and businesses’ lives better. Because change is inevitable and if you don’t catch up with it, you’ll become irrelevant. So try it out today!