What’s all the fuss about ChatGPT?

What’s all the fuss about ChatGPT?


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ChatGPT is a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence, allowing you to talk to it in a very human way. It’s been making the news worldwide for some of the remarkable possibilities it seems to be creating. But what exactly is it, and why is it making such waves?

ChatGPT is trained on real human language. It can answer questions and compose documents, like emails, essays, and computer code. The exciting thing is that it allows you to have a natural-feeling conversation with it to generate different responses – perhaps adding more detail or asking it to use less technical language.

It was created by the research company OpenAI and funded and managed by some of the most influential names in tech. And while it’s still in its research and feedback-collection phase, it’s currently free to use (with limitations).

It’s different from a search engine because it’s designed with conversation in mind. While it can answer questions, it doesn’t search the internet for information. Everything is learned from training data (it has no knowledge past 2021). So, while many people have started using ChatGPT to write essays and articles, the facts may not be accurate. In fact, the tech media website CNET recently had to issue multiple major corrections after it created 78 articles using the chatbot.

Because it’s trained on vast amounts of text published online by humans, it’s had trouble telling fact from fiction and has also been found to reproduce some unwanted biases.

It’s not changing the world just yet. But it’s already clear that there is massive potential for individuals and businesses.

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