ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence model that is designed to interact in a conversational way. This conversational design makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer follow up questions,challenge incorrect premises,admit its mistake and reject inapropriate requests.ChatGPT is a sibling model to InstructGPT, which is trained to follow an instruction in a prompt and provide a detailed response.
In other words ChatGPT is a natural language processing tool driven by AI technology that allows you to have human-like conversations and much more with a chatbot. The language model can answer questions, and assist you with tasks such as composing emails, essays, and code etc.
ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an AI and research company and was lunched on Nov. 30, 2022.
According to analysis by Swiss bank UBS, ChatGPT is the fastest growing app of all time. In January, only two months after its launch, UBS analysis estimates that ChatGPT had 100 million active users. For comparison, it took nine months for TikTok to reach 100 million.
How to access ChatGPT?
You can access ChatGPT simply by visiting chat.openai.com and creating an OpenAI account.
Once you sign in, you are able to start chatting away with ChatGPT. Get your conversation started by asking a question.
Because ChatGPT is still in its research stage, it is free to use and you can ask as many questions as you’d like.
What are people doing with ChatGPT?
ChatGPT has many functions in addition to answering simple questions, such as composing essays, describing art in great detail, creating AI art prompts, and having philosophical conversations, and it can even code for you.
How does ChatGPT work?
OpenAI trained the language model by using Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF), according to OpenAI. Human AI trainers provided the model with conversations in which they played both parts, the user and AI assistants.
What is the difference between ChatGPT and a search engine?
ChatGPT is a language model created with the purpose of holding a conversation with the end user. A search engine indexes web pages on the internet to help the user find the information they asked for. ChatGPT does not have the ability to search the internet for information. It uses the information it learned from training data to generate a response, which leaves room for error.
Recently google launched its own form of chatgpt called Google Bard which works almost exactly like chatgpt but the difference is in their data source. While Bard can go to the internet to fetch both past and present information, ChatGPT is only restricted to the information contained in its database. what this means is that when you ask ChatGPT a question that is not contained in its database it cannot provide an answer to the given question.
What are ChatGPT’s limitations?
Despite looking very impressive, ChatGPT still has limitations. Such limitations include the inability to answer questions that are worded a specific way, as it requires rewording to understand the input question. A bigger limitation is a lack of quality in the responses it delivers — which can sometimes be plausible-sounding but make no practical sense or can be excessively verbose.
Instead of asking for clarification on ambiguous questions, the model just takes a guess at what your question means, which can lead to unintended responses to questions. Already this has led developer question-and-answer site StackOverflow to at least temporarily ban ChatGPT-generated responses to questions.
“The primary problem is that while the answers that ChatGPT produces have a high rate of being incorrect, they typically look like they might be good and the answers are very easy to produce,” says Stack Overflow moderators in a post. Critics argue that these tools are just very good at putting words into an order that makes sense from a statistical point of view, but they cannot understand the meaning or know whether the statements it makes are correct.
Another major limitation is that ChatGPT’s data is limited to 2021. The chatbot does not have an awareness of events or news that have occurred after 2021. Therefore, some prompts you ask it will render no results such as “Who won the UEFA Champions league in 2022?”
people’s worry about ChatGPT
People are expressing concerns about AI chatbots replacing or atrophying human intelligence. For example, the chatbot can write an article on any topic efficiently (though not necessarily accurately) within seconds, potentially eliminating the need for a human writer. The chatbot can also write an entire full essay within seconds, making it easier for students to cheat or avoid learning how to write properly. This has led to some school districts blocking access to it.
Another concern with the AI chatbot is the possible spread of misinformation. Since the bot is not connected to the internet, it could make mistakes in what information it shares.
The bot itself says, “My responses are not intended to be taken as fact, and I always encourage people to verify any information they receive from me or any other source.” OpenAI itself also notes that ChatGPT sometimes writes “plausible-sounding but incorrect or nonsensical answers.”
What is Google Bard and how does it relate to ChatGPT?
Bard is Google’s AI chat service, a rival to ChatGPT. On Feb. 6, Google introduced its experimental AI chat service, which will be tested by a select number of users before rolling out to the general public in the following weeks.
Bard will be using Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) and will draw on all the information from the web to provide responses — a stark contrast from ChatGPT, which does not have internet access.