ChatGPT is a dialogue-based AI chatbot, capable of understanding human speech and generating human-like written text in response. Since its announcement, it has taken the internet by storm as people are both fascinated and concerned about how smart the AI-powered bot sounds. Some people even call it a replacement for Google as it is able to directly provide solutions to complex questions and problems, almost like humans.
What exactly is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is a prototype for a dialogue-based AI chatbot that will understand natural human language and generate human-like written text in impressive detail. It is the latest evolution of the GPT or Generative Pre-Trained Transformer, which is a family of text-generating AIs.
What makes it different from other chatbots?
In general, chatbots are software that simulate human conversations or “chat” through text or voice interactions. The conversation is done via text or text-to-speech to provide direct contact with a live human agent. GPT, on the other hand, works the same using AI technology only. He will interact in a more conversational way, where he will answer follow-up questions, admit mistakes, dispute incorrect premises, and decline inappropriate requests.
How does it work?
The system is trained with artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide information and responses through a conversational interface rather than already system-generated or “computerized” responses. The AI is trained on a huge sample of text taken from the internet. The new AI in this system is created with a focus on user-friendliness. “The dialogue format allows ChatGPT to answer follow-up questions, admit mistakes, dispute incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests,” the research body said in a statement last week. The bot can even recall previous comments in a conversation and forward them to the user.
How can it be useful to users?
It can be used in real-world applications such as generating content for websites, responding to customer inquiries, providing recommendations, and building automated chatbots. It can even discover new knowledge for the user and can play the role of a virtual assistant.
Who created the ChatGPT?
The chatbot is built by an independent research body, the OpenAI foundation, founded by Elon Musk. He co-founded the startup with other Silicon Valley investors, including tech venture capitalist Sam Altman in late 2015. Though the Twitter CEO later left the board and distanced himself from the company after “learning ” that OpenAI was accessing the platform database for “training “.
How do users react after using ChatGPT?
People have compared it to Google because it can provide straightforward solutions to complex problems. Some people have used the platform and have been amazed by the response from ChatGPT.
Software start-up founder Amjad Masad asked ChatGPT to find errors in his code and produce detailed output on what is wrong and how it can be fixed.
Canadian musician Grimes was all about the sentimental side of things. When he asked ChatGPT if he felt “trapped”, ChatGPT replied that he doesn’t have the capacity to feel like this.
Could ChatGPT replace humans?
Looking at the level of sophistication of the application, some people have speculated that content-dependent professions could become obsolete, including everything from playwrights and professors to even programmers and journalists.
Although the company said that it has its limitations and cannot replace humans as it can give completely incorrect answers and present incorrect information as fact, writing “answers plausible but incorrect or nonsensical” according to the company.
According to OpenAI, solving this problem is difficult because the data used to train the model contains no source of truth, and supervised training can also be misleading “because the ideal answer depends on what the model knows, rather than what the human demonstrator knows.”