ChatGPT: Creativity blaster or digital genie? this easy guide will teach you.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Aurthur C. Clarke
ChatGPT has taken the internet by storm and has managed to become the fastest-growing application in the world in a shockingly short amount of time. It took only five days to score its first 1 million users.
You must be heard about this new artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot many times on social media. It is publicly available since 30 November 2022 and designed to help people communicate with computer more naturally and intuitively.
People already have been testing it to compose music, understand complex topics, develop ideas, build text-based games, write scripts and essays, draft marketing pitches, ideate interior decorating schemes and debug computer programming.
HOW TO USE CHATGPT?
With all the talk about its potential impact, it’s natural to wonder: how do you use ChatGPT?
You need two things to use ChatGPT:
• OpenAI account through email
• Web browser
Visit chat.openai.com and sign up for an account using your email address, or a Google or Microsoft account. Once you’re logged in, you can finally use the AI chatbot!
It is already showing potential as a multi-utility AI tool, and you can also use the tool to chat about any topic of your interest. There’s an area where your results will populate and a text box where you’ll type your inquiries.
Its advanced natural language processing capabilities enable it to produce contextually relevant and coherent responses, making it a powerful tool for enhancing digital communication and automating various text-based tasks.
WHO CREATED CHATGPT?
It is created by OpenAI, a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research company founded in 2015. Its CEO is Sam Altman and CTO Is Mira Murati. Elon Musk was also among the earlier founders.
TECHNICAL STRUCTURE OF CHATGPT
It is a Large Language Model (LLM) that works with supervised and reinforced machine learning methods, both of which are a subset of natural language processing (NLP) technology, a branch of AI.
ChatGPT is based on the core GPT 3.5 and Instruct GPT AI models with an extra security layer from OpenAI's actual GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3) architecture. It is designed to understand and generate human-like text based on the input it receives.“Transformer” is the underlying architecture used in GPT, which is a neural network design introduced in 2017 that has become the foundation for many state-of-the-art natural language processing models.
When you enter a query:
The LLM processes it with its encoder network, converting the input sequence into a high-dimensional representation.
The decoder network then searches the LLM's internal representation of this knowledge to find the precise piece of factual information sought by the query using this representation, together with its pre-trained weights and attention mechanism (or its nearest neighbours).
Once the relevant information has been retrieved, the decoder network uses its natural language generation capabilities to compose a response sequence stating this fact.
This procedure happens in a split second, enabling ChatGPT to respond to a variety of queries almost immediately.
The numbers that come after GPT like “GPT-3.5” or “GPT-4” simply refer to the model version number, with GPT-4 being the latest model of ChatGPT.
• GPT-3 has 175 billion parameters.
• GPT-4 is said to have 100 trillion parameters.
It is something like 500x more powerful than GPT-3
THREATS FROM CHATGPT
In layman's terms, ChatGPT is a lot more human than previous search engines, even if it has access to a supercomputer's level plethora of information.
For example, when a user googled "what is the maximum amount of vitamin D per day?", who just obtained a link to a website on health. But when asked same question to this AI chatbot, it responded with a thorough response based on the user's context same as a professional doctor.
Due to ChatGPT's exceptional abilities, it can completely reshape the economy by replacing people in a variety of occupations, including web development, design, and journalism by making search engines and countless other jobs obsolete.
It also has “dangerous” capabilities such as the ability to program malware and phishing emails. And critics have pointed out its inherent biases, including declaring that the best scientists are white and male.
“ChatGPT is scary good. We are not far from dangerously strong AI” - Elon Musk
Key downsides from CHATGPT:
it suggested job displacement,
security risks, and
loss of privacy.
BENFITS OF USING CHATGPT
ChatGPT can contribute to making AI more approachable and practical for a wider range of applications by enabling people to communicate with AI in a more human-like manner. The efficiency and accuracy of tasks requiring natural language processing, such as text summarization, information retrieval, and language translation, can be improved as a result.
Summarizing (possible) benefits to humanity of increased use of AI:
improved efficiency and accuracy,
LIMITATIONS OF CHATGPT
When questioned about its inherent biases and limitations, ChatGPT described some of them as follows:
bias in training data,
lack of contextual awareness leading to inappropriate or irrelevant responses, and
a limited understanding of the world.
These limitations will be gone after introduction of GPT4 and other LLM models such as Google Bard etc.
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ChatGPT is a modern Google search.
At its core, ChatGPT is a search engine. Similar to how Google crawls the internet and stores parsed data in a database to index web pages, ChatGPT employs LLMs as a database to store enormous quantities of commonsense knowledge from corpora (large text database recorded as tokens).
ChatGPT has the potential to be a fierce rival to established search engines like Google. In contrast to standard search engines, which are extractive and discriminative, ChatGPT's search is generative and places a strong emphasis on top-1 performance, delivering more individualized and user-friendly results. ChatGPT is ideally positioned to dethrone Google for two main reasons:
ChatGPT always gives the user a single result. Unlike conventional search engines, ChatGPT immediately optimizes for the top-1 performance rather than focusing on the recall and precision of their top related results.
ChatGPT's replies are written in a conversational, natural tone, making them simple to comprehend and engage with. This distinguishes it from other search engines, which frequently provide you with ambiguous, paginated results (due to SEO and ADs) that are difficult to understand.
In the future of search, only the first result will be meaningful to users, which will be driven by its top-1 performance. Younger generations find traditional search engines overwhelming since they provide countless pages of meaningless results, which soon bores or frustrates them.
CHATGPT vs GOOGLE - a simple thesis on comparison
ChatGPT’s value lies in its ability to explain complicated topics as if you were talking to a human, and to do simple writing tasks.
For instance, when I requested ChatGPT to explain the stock market and the internet to me, the explanations I received seemed as though I were speaking to a subject-matter expert. I didn't have to sort through irrelevant results, unlike on Google.
I also asked it to write a letter to my landlord asking for an early end to my lease, and I’d be happy to send the results directly to my landlord, almost word for word.
Google, on the other hand, is more familiar with us and adjusts the results to match our preferences and actions. Google also serves as a portal to the internet, directing visitors to a wide variety of websites that contain far more information than they can process. That's useful if you want a variety of opinions or if there isn't a clear-cut solution to your problem, such as when looking for present ideas.
Google is also useful for some questions because it searches the web and gives a succinct, direct response. For example, if you type in "Apple stock ticker" or "Cheap flights to Aruba," you'll see a ticker chart with the most recent price information, a calendar with the most likely cheapest days to fly, and a dialog box that connects you to several websites so you can compare prices on tickets for the date of your choice.
I'll therefore continue to use Google for the majority of my current search requests.
But now that I have a viable alternative if I'm not content with the outcomes. And ChatGPT could be of great use if I ever need to send off a quick angry letter.
HOW DOES CHATGPT WORK?
All right, so now you know how to use Chat GPT. This section will cover everything you should know to make the most of it and use ChatGPT effectively, including how to write good prompts and how to handle back-and-forth conversations.
1. Master the Art of Effective Prompts (Prompt Engineering)
Harnessing the power of Chat GPT requires skillful crafting of prompts, which essentially involve posing questions to the AI. Although it may appear straightforward, the responses generated by Chat GPT can vary greatly depending on the prompt used.
To maximize the potential of Chat GPT, adhere to these recommended practices when formulating prompts:
Be specific: Clearly articulate your requirements or questions to facilitate the AI's comprehension and generate pertinent responses. Providing explicit prompts with additional details can help reduce ambiguity.
Utilize step-by-step or bullet-point instructions: When seeking answers to intricate queries or requesting content creation, break down your prompt into smaller components or present a list of elements you wish to see in the response.
Specify the desired format: If you have a preferred style or format for the answer, make it known in your prompt.
Request sources or references: If you require information supported by research, explicitly ask Chat GPT to provide sources or references in its response. However, exercise caution and verify the links provided, as Chat GPT may occasionally generate dead links.
Limit response length: If you require a succinct answer, indicate the desired length, such as "in one paragraph" or "within 100 words."
Iterate: If the initial response fails to meet your expectations, refine your prompt or pose follow-up questions to achieve the desired output.
Experiment: Feel free to explore different approaches and formulations to discover the most effective means of communicating your requirements to the AI.
Remember, Chat GPT is merely a tool, and achieving optimal results entails adjusting your prompts and instructions accordingly.
Do not hesitate to rephrase or provide additional context if the AI initially fails to grasp your request entirely.
You can engage Chat GPT as a writer, editor, tutor, code helper, conversation partner, language translator, and more!
Furthermore, you can instruct it to adopt various tones, including formal, casual, persuasive, descriptive, humorous, emotional, technical, and more. Simply specify your desired tone (e.g., "Using a humorous style, describe...") within your prompt.
2. Navigating Multi-Turn Conversations
Engaging in a back-and-forth conversation with Chat GPT is a straightforward process. This chatbot is designed to adeptly handle multi-turn conversations, allowing for seamless back-and-forth interactions. While Chat GPT possesses the ability to recall past conversations, there is a limit to the extent of its memory.
The specific limit varies depending on the model employed. For instance, GPT-3.5 has a threshold of approximately 8,000 words, which equates to about four to five pages of a book. Consequently, once the conversation surpasses this limit, the chatbot may begin to lose track of the discourse.
However, with GPT-4, an exclusive feature available to Chat GPT Plus subscribers, the limit is significantly higher, enabling the handling of approximately 64,000 words.
The duration of a sustained conversation with Chat GPT hinges on the model being utilized.
Additionally, it is crucial to bear in mind that the model's responses are influenced by the preceding messages in the conversation. Therefore, ensuring each step provides adequate context is paramount.
While using Chat GPT independently is fairly straightforward, you may wonder about integrating it into your own applications. In the subsequent section, we will explore how this can be accomplished.
SOME EXAMPLES OF CHATGPT CAPABILTIES
1. Twitter thread
I asked CHATGPT to write threads.
2. Plot of a Novel
I told to write a plot for the novel about doomsday because of AI in the year 2050.
3. Q&A prompts
You're going to want to ask questions of the crowd when a special guest speaker attends your event. Pre-generate some of the questions with ChatGPT. The moderator may add, "And now for a question from our AI."
For example, the conference is about Post Google World. The speaker is an expert on AI and SEO management. Here was my query to the AI…
4. Translation on the go
You can use ChatGPT on your mobile, so it is a perfect translation tool. Say for example you are traveling in France and you need help
5. Coding and integrations
It can write complex codes, below is a simple example with the disclaimer.
6. Explaining complex concepts
ME: Explain quantum physics to me as if I were 10 years old.
CHATGPT: Quantum physics is a branch of science that studies how tiny particles, like atoms and subatomic particles, behave. These particles are so small that they don’t always follow the same rules as the things we can see and touch every day.