ChatGPT, short for Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer, is a pioneering chatbot created by OpenAI and introduced to the world on November 30, 2022. This remarkable large language model empowers users to shape and guide conversations according to their specific preferences, allowing control over aspects such as conversation length, format, style, level of detail, and language.
Since its launch, ChatGPT has been creating something that is not just a buzz in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) market. Not only AI geeks but also the ‘cooler realistic’ population want to know what ChatGPT is or how to use it due to its charismatic presence.
Read till the end to familiarize yourself with the concept of this generative AI form and its use in human life. Here, examples have been used to familiarise you with the concept of this AI tool.
What is ChatGPT?
As per the general definition, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence tool, basically a chatbot. It uses our language, that is, the language of humans, to create a conversational dialogue. It feels like exchanging text messages with someone sitting on the other side of your device.
ChatGPT’s name is self-explanatory, as GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer.
To understand the concept better, imagine yourself on a customer care website. You type your question, which in ChatGPT is equivalent to giving a command prompt. However, here instead of a human responding to your query from the other side, it is done via artificial intelligence. This response can be in the form of images, texts, videos, sentences, social media posts supporting your query, codes, etc.
How does ChatGPT work?
The specialized algorithms in the Generative Pre-Trained Transformer (GPT) help ChatGPT find patterns within data sequences. This in turn helps it generate a proper response valid for the query or command. ChatGPT, when launched by OpenAI, was using GPT-3 language model. It was built on a neural network machine learning model. It uses a technology called deep learning to produce human-like responses using transformer neural networks. Deep learning is a subset of machine learning itself. ChatGPT Plus is also available, which uses GPT-4 and can handle more complex tasks compared to ChatGPT.
It is an intelligent concept, as the feedback or responses given by humans to this chatbot augment it with machine learning, thus helping it improve its future responses. It means, ChatGPT listens, reads, and learns only to implement it in a better way next time. This is also referred to as reinforcement learning through human feedback.
It is simple if you try to imagine a child being trained by its parents to respond to its surroundings. It learns to respond better with every passing situation. User response helps improve ChatGPT. You can upvote or downvote the responses you get and also provide written feedback.
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How to use ChatGPT?
- To use ChatGPT users can visit OpenAI (chat.openai.com) and download the latest version of ChatGPT from there.
- New users need to sign up, grant general device permissions, and others to begin using ChatGPT.
- Users can ask various questions and assign various tasks to this chatbot once they log in. They need to type the prompt in the message box.
- The chatbot answers the query and leaves the users with options to type another prompt, record a response, or regenerate it.
- After this, the users can also rate the responses by either giving them an upvote or a downvote.
As ChatGPT uses data available on the World Wide Web till the year 2021, any query, that requires data up till that year can be easily answered by it. You can even ask ChatGPT to explain to you what ChatGPT is and it will very well do that for you.
Let us understand the usage with an example. Imagine yourself in the mood for a lemon pie. You open your ChatGPT message box and type ‘How to make lemon pie?’.
ChatGPT would check the entire web for its recipe and provide you with the recipe for lemon pie. Now if you want to know which kind of lemons would be best for your pie you can ask that as your next response. Also, if you are not sure whether to go for brown sugar or white, you can clear your doubts there. If you are satisfied with the response, you can copy it or upvote it. Otherwise, you can ask it to regenerate the response and it will come up with some other version of lemon pie recipe available to it.
Now your mood changed, and you asked ChatGPT about the ‘history of World Trade Towers in New York’. The response given was a lengthy one. You didn’t understand and asked it to ‘try again, keeping it short’. The next response would be shorter, with only major information on the towers.
But now someone has brought you the lemons, and you can start making that lemon pie. You typed, ‘How many lemons should I use in that lemon pie I was making?’ ChatGPT, remembering which recipe you were referring to previously, would tell you the count of lemons you need. This is a great feature of this AI tool.
Now you may copy this entire conversation and even share it with others using their Share chat icon.
What ChatGPT does not do?
ChatGPT has been made safe for users, as claimed by OpenAI. It does not respond to any inappropriate or illegal content. It does not violate the privacy of anyone if asked. It does not encourage hate speech, violence, division, discrimination, or respond to requests for explicit material. It will also not give you any medical advice or remember your password. The list goes on.
ChatGPT is an easier way into the AI world; in short, it has refrained from doing anything considered unethical in the human world.
Answer: No, ChatGPT is just an AI tool that can be used to generate responses regarding various queries. It cannot be classified as something dangerous.
Answer: There is no limit to asking questions in ChatGPT 3 or 3.5, but if you are using the Microsoft Binge AI chat, the limit for ChatGPT is 20 chats or 200 messages in a day.
Answer: No, ChatGPT cannot prescribe you any kind of medicine or generate a prescription for you at any instance.
Answer: No, ChatGPT is not 100% correct or foolproof. It sometimes generates answers that do not make sense due to a lack of data available on some subjects.
Answer: Yes, you can use ChatGPT free of charge. You just have to download it from openai.com and sign up to use it.