What is ChatGPT & Why Should You Care?

4 min read | By Postpublisher P | 17 January 2023 | Chatgpt

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ChatGPT (Generative Pre-training Transformer) is one of the most trending topics right now. It has a mind-blowing record of acquiring 1 million users in just 5 days of its release. Do you know how many days it took for other popular platforms to have 1 million?  Netflix – 40 months, Twitter – 24 months, Facebook – 10 months, and Instagram – 1 month. The numbers are impressive, isn’t it? In this article, let us find what is so special about ChatGPT and how it can benefit us.

What Is ChatGPT & Why Should You Care?

Similar to Siri & Alexa, ChatGPT is a conversational AI designed to generate answers/solutions in a human-like manner. What makes ChatGPT special is the detailed responses and its ability to frame answers quickly across many domains of knowledge. Moreover, it’s completely free to use (as of now). Hence, we decided to ask What is ChatGPT to ChatGPT itself. Here is the automatically generated answer—received within less than a minute. ChatGPT is a large-scale language model developed by OpenAI, it is trained on a dataset of conversational text and is designed to generate human-like responses to text input. It uses a variant of the Transformer architecture and pre-trained on a massive dataset of conversational text. It can be fine-tuned for specific tasks and applications, such as chatbots, automated customer service, and content generation. You should care about ChatGPT because it has the ability to understand and generate natural language text, which makes it useful for a wide range of applications. This technology can be used in industries such as customer service, marketing, and e-commerce to improve the efficiency and accuracy of language-based tasks. Furthermore, it has the potential to greatly enhance the capabilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and can save time and resources by automating tasks that would otherwise be done by humans.  Additionally, ChatGPT can be used for various natural language processing applications like summarization, question answering, and many more. Overall, ChatGPT is a powerful tool that has the potential to change the way we interact with technology and can have a big impact on many industries in the future. Had someone ever imagined that a conversational AI initially released less than five months ago can potentially change how we search online? Let’s look deeper. ChatGPT was launched on 30 November 2022 by OpenAI— a Californian-based artificial intelligence research and development company developing friendly AI to benefit humanity as a whole.

How ChatGPT works?

ChatGPT is a variant of the GPT (Generative Pre-training Transformer) model, which is a type of neural network-based language model. The name neural network is inspired by the pattern of information processed by the human brain & nervous system.

The Training:

This neural network is a machine learning model that understands and generates natural language by learning the structure of input text (they are fed around hundreds of GB of text information). With this extensive knowledge, these tools make predictions about the next word, sentence & paragraph. These learning models are broadly trained using more large datasets of text, making it easier for the model to predict the next word with the help of previous words. This is also called unsupervised learning because the data points are not labeled and no output data is provided. The model will train itself to provide an answer from its ideation. Like a poet, penning down a poem? I’m overstating but something close to it as of now.

The Fine-Tuning:

After the initial training, these pre-trained models are fine-tuned to adapt to specific tasks such as language translation, text summarization, or question answering. A smaller dataset specific to the task is provided for special training to make more accurate predictions. This will make the models understand and generate human-like text for various applications such as AI-powered chatbots, virtual assistants, and other automated content-generation tools.

How ChatGPT is different from other AI tools?

To explain it in one word: unlimited possibilities. The primary function of ChatGPT is to assist with language-based tasks like writing, translating, answering questions, etc. But it is much more. For example, you can create half a video game using natural language processing capabilities to generate in-game text (dialogue) and machine learning capabilities to create interactive elements. Amazing, isn’t it? Here are a few handpicked features to know how ChatGPT is different with its unique abilities to make your life easier.

Write Social Media Posts

Provide the ChatGPT tool with the context of the post, such as the target audience, purpose, and other specific details to generate text that can be used as a social media post. Moreover, you can also train it with a specific style or tone to mimic your writing style.

Write Better Code

Let’s say you are studying Python and you got doubts about how to use the ‘for loop’. Just ask the tool, “ “Explain how to use the ‘for’ loop in Python”. The tool will provide you with a clear explanation including examples of how it works and how to use it. You can also generate code snippets to understand and implement them in your style.

Make Instant Translations

Being trained on a large dataset of text in multiple languages, this tool can aid to generate translations. You can feed a sentence or text in one language and ask the ChatGPT tool to translate it into another language. Yes, similar to Google translate, but much better.

Provide Fitness Plans

Depending on your current fitness level, the goals that you have planned, and the accessibility of the workout equipment, you can get personalized fitness plans, and a variety of exercise (cardio, strength training) options with specified intensity & duration to choose from.

Assist Physical Designs Using CAD

As ChatGPT is trained with information about CAD software and design applications, it can provide guidance, best practices & troubleshoot issues for operating different CAD software programs. As an emerging technology service provider for the past 10 years, we are excited to harness the potential of this AI powered chatbot for our clients in the upcoming years. If you are wondering how to use this technology to your business advantage, you can talk to our experts to get a clear picture with a free consultation.

Can ChatGPT Replace Everything?

ChatGPT has the potential to change how we search, but can it replace everything? We bet not. It is a wonderful tool trained to improve the efficiency of the work process. It can go a long way in assisting but having the capability to be creative enough to innovate like a human is beyond the horizon as of now. But who knows what the future holds?

How Reliable is ChatGPT today?

Currently, the answer/solutions generated by ChatGPT makes people go awe, but it still does not meet the standards of a trustworthy community. There is no citation of the source from which the openAI tool provides answers to verify its credibility. The tool makes this point clear with a popup notification as soon as you signup. It clearly says that, “While we have safrguards in place, the system may occasionally generate incorrect or misleading information and produce oddensive or biased content. It is not intended to give advice.” All in all, ChatGPT is pretty impressive stuff. Imagine what if within a period of time, doctors use it to diagnose patients, detectives use it to analyze crimes, businesses use it to automate tasks, scientists use it to bring invention, and above all, every common man uses it to make their respective life easier. That’s a pretty interesting life that lies ahead.

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