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What Is ChatGPT And How Can You Use It?

The artificial intelligence chatbot has surprised users with its ability to write colloquial responses / OpenAI. Finally, an A.I. Chatbot, C...

The artificial intelligence chatbot has surprised users with its ability to write colloquial responses / OpenAI.
Finally, an A.I. Chatbot, ChatGPT is here which is scary-good, crazy-fun, and so far not particularly evil. 

OpenAI introduced a long-form question-answering AI called ChatGPT in November 2022 that answers complex questions conversationally. ChatGPT can also write code, poems, songs, and even short stories in the style of a specific author, putting the job of journalists and coders at risk.
OpenAI is eager to receive feedback about the mistakes so that it can make improvements. 
The use of ChatGPT is currently free of charge but it has a pro version for business, which is a paid version. The chatbot is currently open to all and allows the community, students, and researchers to try it out and provide feedback on the responses so that the AI can become better at answering questions and learning from its mistakes. 

What Is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a conversational language model developed by OpenAI. It is based on the GPT (Generative Pre-training Transformer) architecture, which uses deep learning techniques to generate human-like text.  It’s a revolutionary technology because it’s trained to learn what humans mean when they ask a question. Many users are awed at its ability to provide human-quality responses, inspiring the feeling that it may eventually have the power to disrupt how humans interact with computers and change how information is retrieved.

ChatGPT is trained on a large dataset of text from the internet and is able to generate text that is coherent and grammatically correct. ChatGPT uses Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback (RLHF) as an additional layer of training that uses human feedback to help the bot learn the ability to follow directions and generate responses that are satisfactory to humans


ChatGPT is developed and funded by OpenAI, a private artificial intelligence research laboratory consisting of the for-profit OpenAI LP and its parent company, the non-profit OpenAI Inc. OpenAI was founded in December 2015 by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, Wojciech Zaremba and John Schulman, with the goal of promoting and developing friendly AI in a way that benefits humanity as a whole. OpenAI's mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits all of humanity. They develop and promote friendly AI in order to benefit humanity as a whole.

OpenAI is initially funded by a group of high-profile technology leaders and entrepreneurs, including Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, Wojciech Zaremba and John Schulman. They have since raised additional funding from a variety of sources, including venture capital firms and other investors. OpenAI has also partnered with a number of organizations, including Microsoft, to advance its research and development efforts.

ChatGPT bot become popular artificial intelligence used to generate bedtime stories, love letters, high-school essays, and even mental-health guidance (not to mention award-winning artwork). Daniel Morgan, a 39-year-old father of two, has experimented with OpenAI’s ChatGPT text bot a few times, writing thank-you notes, crafting bedtime stories, and developing marketing material.

Mr. Morgan, who has dyslexia, says he has used ChatGPT to help him write blog posts for his real-estate investment and brokerage company, Marterra Group.  “Now I can get those content ideas mostly fleshed out, give them to someone on our team and then have them customize it and not have to worry about feeling down because I’m misspelling things or my grammar’s off,” he says. 

The team behind ChatGPT

The team behind ChatGPT is made up of researchers and engineers from OpenAI, a private artificial intelligence research laboratory. The team is led by a group of experts in the field of machine learning and natural language processing, including:

  • Ilya Sutskever, who is the co-founder of OpenAI, and a leading expert in machine learning and deep learning.
  • Greg Brockman, is the CEO of OpenAI and a computer scientist with a background in AI and big data.
  • John Schulman, is a co-founder of OpenAI and an expert in machine learning and robotics.
  • Wojciech Zaremba, who is a research scientist at OpenAI and a leading expert in machine learning and deep learning.

The team also includes engineers and researchers who are responsible for developing and maintaining the model, as well as for fine-tuning it for specific tasks. OpenAI's team also works closely with other experts in the field, such as university professors and researchers, to advance the state of the art in natural language processing and machine learning.

ChatGPT can be used for

It can be used for a variety of tasks, such as generating responses in a chatbot, composing emails, and summarizing text. It can also be fine-tuned on specific tasks such as question answering, sentiment analysis, and dialogue generation. Because of its ability to generate human-like text, ChatGPT is often used for natural language processing and generation tasks. Some of the tasks are:
  • Language generation: ChatGPT can generate text that is similar to human writing, such as composing emails, articles, and stories.
  • Dialogue systems: ChatGPT can be used to create chatbots and virtual assistants that can understand natural language and respond in a human-like way.
  • Language summarization: ChatGPT can be used to summarize long documents into shorter versions, making it easier to understand the main points of the text.
  • Language translation: ChatGPT can be used to translate text from one language to another.
  • Language understanding: ChatGPT can be fine-tuned to understand specific tasks such as question answering, sentiment analysis, and language detection.

    Overall, the function of ChatGPT is to help people understand and interact with large amounts of text-based information in a more natural and efficient way.


    Bots from OpenAI—including, ChatGPT chatbot that can create written content, and its Dall-E 2 art engine—are part of a growing wave of tools that can generate realistic work that’s difficult to discern from that made by humans. Other AI tools create “deepfake” videos that can produce footage of words and actions that were never actually filmed. 

    While Mr. Morgan has told some of his colleagues that he’s getting help from ChatGPT, others might not be so clear. Here are ways to try to identify AI-generated content, so you don’t get fooled by a robot. ChatGPT has spurred fears that students may use it to write essays and other writing assignments—though teachers are still apt to spot errors and other mistakes. 

    New York City’s Department of Education, for example, recently banned access to the product on its networks and devices. People in other industries are also worried workers might use it as a shortcut for work assignments. Edward Tian, a 22-year-old student at Princeton University, built GPTZero earlier this month to address the growing concern that people may not know when something has been written by machines. It’s simple to use: Copy and paste any text you suspect was generated with the help of AI.

    GPTZero shows you the likelihood of how fake or real the text is. The software evaluates text based on a handful of factors. One key metric it uses is the tendency of people to use a higher variation in word choice and sentence length, while text from AI is more consistent.

    Mr. Tian says he doesn’t oppose people using AI to support or enhance their work. “But there are qualities of human writing, really beautiful and raw elements of written prose, that computers can’t and should never co-opt,” he says of why he built GPTZero. ChatGPT, like any other language model, has some challenges when it comes to its use in an academic setting. Some of these challenges include:

    • Bias: Language models like ChatGPT are trained on large amounts of text data from the internet, which may contain biases. This can lead to biased or inaccurate results when the model is used for certain tasks.
    • Plagiarism: ChatGPT's ability to generate human-like text can make it easy for students to plagiarize, which is a serious academic violation.

    To overcome these challenges, it's important for educators and students to be aware of the limitations of the model and to use it as a tool, but not as a replacement for their own critical thinking and analysis. Educators should also provide guidance and instruction on how to use the model in an ethical and responsible manner, and on how to evaluate its results.

    Will ChatGPT replace Google Search? 

    Google itself has already created an AI chatbot that is called LaMDA. The performance of Google’s chatbot was so close to a human conversation that a Google engineer claimed that LaMDA was sentient. Given how these large language models can answer so many questions, is it far-fetched that a company like OpenAI, Google, or Microsoft would one day replace traditional search with an AI chatbot? Some on Twitter are already declaring that ChatGPT will be the next Google.

    The scenario that a question-and-answer chatbot may one day replace Google is frightening to those who make a living as search marketing professionals. It has sparked discussions in online search marketing communities, like the popular Facebook SEOSignals Lab where someone asked if searches might move away from search engines and towards chatbots. 

    Having tested ChatGPT, I have to agree that the fear of search being replaced with a chatbot is not unfounded. The technology still has a long way to go, but it’s possible to envision a hybrid search and chatbot future for search. But the current implementation of ChatGPT seems to be a tool that, at some point, will require the purchase of credits to use.