ChatGPT is an advanced chatbot that has been trained on massive amounts of text. When asked a question, it answers just like a human would. In fact, its responses have been so impressive that it has taken the internet by storm.
I have been able to use it to write a movie script, create an online course, and solve programming problems. Chatgpt is capable of so much more.
In this article, I will talk about what chatgpt is, how to use it, and the best ways people around the world have used it.
See ChatGPT in Action
Using ChatGPT to Write a Blog
Using ChatGPT to Write a Sci-Fi Movie Script
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is a conversational AI i.e. you can ask the chatbot questions and it will answer. You can also ask follow-up questions, and have a dialogue with it, as you would with a human. It is a generative AI belonging to a special class of machine-learning models called language models.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is behind ChatGPT? Who created ChatGPT?
Open AI created ChatGPT. Open AI is a tech company co-founded by Elon Musk for artificial intelligence research.
What Does GPT Stand for in Chat GPT?
GPT stands for generative pre-training. In essence, it means the AI tries to predict what’s going to be the next word after reading the previous text.
GPT-3 is a language model which produces responses like a human when given an input prompt. Chat GPT is built by pre-training a language model on millions of rows of high-quality data and then fine-tuning it.
What is Generative AI?
Generative AI means that the AI model takes some input prompt (image, text, voice recording, etc) and generates new content (new images, answers to questions, cloned voice, etc).
What are Language Models?
Language model means that it tries to predict the next word in a sentence based on previous words. Basically, it tries to figure out what it should say next based on what has been said before in the conversation (by you or by the AI itself).
Open AI’s GPT-3 and Google’s BERT are the leading language models on the market.
Is ChatGPT free?
At the moment, Chat GPT is free under its research preview. Open AI is likely to monetize it in the future after they get user feedback and iron out its kinks.
What was Chat GPT trained on?
Chat GPT is a fine-tuned chatbot based on GPT-3.5 and trained using Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF).
GPT has been trained using a huge compilation of data gleaned from the web, literature, periodicals, and so forth. This data was carefully scrutinized to ensure its quality.
Chat GPT was trained using Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF). It has three basic steps:
Step 1: Human AI trainers played the role of both the user and AI assistant.
Step 2: Human AI trainers ranked responses given by Chat GPT to new queries.
Step 3: Use algorithms to reward the AI’s correct responses without human intervention.
Where does ChatGPT get its information?
ChatGPT gets its information from a massive dataset sourced from various places, mostly the internet (up to 2021). It cannot search the internet in real-time and depends on the knowledge it acquired during training.
How ChatGPT Works.
Chat GPT is a fine-tuned GPT-3.5 language model. When you ask it questions, it predicts an appropriate response based on its “knowledge”. Under the hood, it uses probabilistic language models.
Chat GPT can not only understand the human natural language but also give responses that sound human-like. The dialogue format makes it possible to interact with the chatbot in a conversational way.
You can also ask follow-up questions to Chat GPT. It remembers what has been said before in the conversation (results are not always accurate) and you can refer back to topics previously covered.
Like a human, Chat GPT also has “filters” for inappropriate requests. For example, if you ask it how to commit a bank robbery, it won’t answer you as it is filtered not to help with crimes.
How to Use ChatGPT?
Are you excited to try the chatbot for yourself? You have the golden opportunity to do so as it is free to use right now (under its research preview).
ChatGPT can answer questions, provide information, or engage in natural language conversations on a wide range of topics. You can use it to write articles, essays, stories, movie scripts, and more.
Follow these steps to learn how to use ChatGPT.
Open ChatGPT website.
You can use ChatGPT at https://chat.openai.com/
Continue with Google or Microsoft accounts. Or create a new account.
Verify your phone number.
Each user account requires verification through an OTP sent to your mobile.
Write your prompt or question.
Q&A mode allows you to have a conversation with ChatGPT. They have given several examples to get you started. Also, be aware that it can occasionally give wrong answers.
Press Enter or click the send button.
It will open a conversation thread. The AI will take a few seconds to respond to your query. You can ask questions and follow-up questions.
Here’s a collection of awesome chatgpt prompts you can use to get started.
Can Chat GPT Write Articles?
Chat GPT can generate long-form text, thus it can be used to write articles. I use to write a blog outline in the video above.
Users have been able to get ChatGPT to write articles, tell jokes, and even write press releases.
But, it is limited by its training data (up to 2021). For example, if you ask Chat GPT to write an article about something which happened in 2022, it fails to take current events into account.
Furthermore, even OpenAI warns that Chat GPT can give incorrect answers which sound plausible. In other words, it can be confidently incorrect and you would not realize it without fact-checking yourself.
Does ChatGPT Have the Capability To Replace Google?
People use search engines in different ways. So the answer to this question depends on the use case.
Chat GPT is not connected to the internet so its answers are based on the data it is already trained on (which is massive and gleaned from the internet till 2021).
Consequently, it outperforms Google in some tasks but is quite limited in others.
For example, ask ChatGPT to explain a scientific concept or a very specific knowledge-based query, and it will give you a better answer than Google. Mainly because the response will be tailored to the exact demands of your questions.
Another interesting use case is to fix bugs with Chat GPT. Googling for a bug generally leads to StackOverflow results which software developers have to go through manually.
But ask Chat GPT to solve your problem and it will give you the exact solution you need, most of the time.
However, ask it for the latest data points like stock prices and it will throw up its hands in the air, saying it does not have the latest data with it.
Chat GPT also does not seem to be very good at returning links for further reading. Most links it returned pointed to dead locations (404).
Chat GPT actually shines as a chatbot rather than a search engine. In fact, GPT-3 is already being used by several chatbots to provide human-like responses via their API. OpenAI’s latest conversational AI takes ai-powered chatbots to the next level.
Best Uses of Chat GPT
ChatGPT draws on its vast training data and advanced language modeling abilities to answer your questions like a human. But, apart from question-answering, it can do a lot of other cool stuff.
Here are the top use cases of Chat GPT:
- It can write code.
- It can debug code i.e. identify and fix bugs.
- It can translate code from one programming language to another.
- It can create new programming languages based on the rules you define.
- Alternative to Google: Explaining concepts.
- It can define, elaborate, and simplify scientific concepts.
- It can help you learn about complicated topics by giving examples.
- It can give Explain like I am five (ELi5) answers.
- Interview Prep.
- It can give you frequently asked interview questions for a job.
- And the expected answers.
- Use it for mock interviews.
- Write articles.
- Tell jokes.
- Write movie plots.
- Make weight loss plans, diet plans, workout plans, etc.
- Help you cook.
- Generate a shopping list according to the number of people eating.
- Fetch recipes for you.
- Write stories.
- It can create new short stories.
- It can help you roleplay.
- Act as dungeon master.
How Can ChatGPT Help Bloggers?
Bloggers can use ChatGPT for research. They can also have it write long-form articles or parts of their blog post.
It can also help you think of new blog post ideas or generate a content plan or a content calendar given some basic instructions.
Also read 👉 How to Write a Blog Post Fast? Tools and Tips.
Why the Buzz Around Chat GPT?
Chat GPT is being hailed as the best thing to happen to AI language modeling in decades. Twitter is full of it doing some very complicated tasks with ease.
ChatGPT Applications Shared on Twitter
- Write coherent college-level essays.
- Generate humorous stories in the styles of different writers.
- Solve programming problems in seconds.
- Give targeted specific and helpful answers to complex questions.
- Can even generate prompts for other AI art generators.
Is ChatGPT Over-hyped?
Chat GPT has inspired awe and at the same time stoked fears of human workers being replaced by AI. But, is the hyper around ChatGPT well deserved?
Limitations of ChatGPT
- Sometimes, it fails at basic math questions.
- It can give incorrect responses while sounding confident.
- Sometimes, it guesses what you meant by a question and may give an answer to an entirely different question from the one you asked.
- A slight change in phrasing can allow you to bypass its filters.
Can ChatGPT Replace Humans?
Chat GPT gives tailored answers to our queries in seconds. But, not all its answers are useful or even correct.
- It can solve basic coding problems but gets stuck on novel problems.
- It is dependent on what has already been solved/the data it has learned from.
- It can explain a concept and the explanation will sound plausible.
- But, it might be factually incorrect.
- It is not free from biases.
- Its filters can be easily bypassed by tweaking input prompts.
While the research direction is promising, it is likely that Chat GPT will become another tool in the toolbox of most professionals, not a replacement for them.
For example, ChatGPT will allow writers to write faster, coders to find and fix bugs faster (even if it cannot always give them the exact solution), hobbyists to get information faster, etc. It will become your writing buddy or a good debugging companion rather than your replacement.
In conclusion, chatgpt is a powerful and versatile language model that has the potential to revolutionize how we interact with technology in our daily lives.
With its ability to generate human-like responses to a wide variety of inputs, chatgpt has the potential to improve the user experience of many applications, including chatbots, virtual assistants, and even customer service systems.
Additionally, chatgpt’s ability to learn and adapt to new information makes it a valuable tool for research in the field of natural language processing.
Overall, chatgpt represents a significant advancement in the field of artificial intelligence and has exciting implications for the future.
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