What’s the Buzz with ChatGPT?

What’s the Buzz with ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a hot topic right now but what is it all about and how do we use it? Let’s take a closer look at this powerful AI newcomer.

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence program developed by a company called OpenAI. In 2015, Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever and Wojciech Zaremba founded OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research organisation. ChatGPT was released to the world on 30th November 2022.

Since its introduction to the public, ChatGPT has reached 100 million active monthly users — a feat it took TikTok nine months and Instagram two and a half years to do.

ChatGPT is a transformer-based neural network that provides answers and data with human writing patterns. The AI has been programmed with endless amounts of text data to understand context, relevancy and how to generate human-like responses to questions.

The mission of ChatGPT is to develop a “safe and beneficial” artificial general intelligence system or to help others do so.

How is ChatGPT useful?

ChatGPT has extensive capabilities that will likely change the landscape of many industries.

The program can complete tasks like:

  • Text generation.
  • Text completion.
  • Question-answering.
  • Summarisation.
  • Text translation.
  • and much more.

And this is how it can help us in our lives… ChatGPT can:

  • Write code
  • Do translation
  • Debug
  • Recommend songs, party ideas, etc. 
  • Write compelling poem or prose
  • Help prepare for exams
  • Give you the recipe for your favourite dish
  • Give you the lyrics of any song

How can we use it?

  1. Create an account: Go to chat.OpenAi.com and register for an account with an email. You need to create an account on the OpenAI website to log in and access ChatGPT. 
  2. Accept ChatGPT terms & conditions
  3. Start asking the program your questions

Many people are raising concerns that AI like ChatGPT risks spreading misinformation, is biased and breaches privacy. Microsoft states that they have extended the capabilities of ChatGPT to robotics, and controlled multiple platforms such as robot arms, drones, and home assistant robots intuitively with language. The program is not without controversy and it will be interesting to see how the future of this type of AI unfolds.