The 5 Most Important Things You Need to Know About ChatGPT

Apr 10
Things About ChatGPT

ChatGPT is taking industries by storm with its advanced AI abilities. However, before you jump into using ChatGPT for your business, there are important things about it that you need to know. It is a very powerful but nuanced tool and may not be the best option for every situation. Here are the five most important things you need to know about ChatGPT.

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is an AI chatbot based on GPT-3, the world’s largest AI framework at the time. It was developed by a company called OpenAI which specializes in developing AI-based products.

ChatGPT is a chatbot, a program that lets you can ask questions and gives you answers generated by AI. It seems pretty simple, but it is actually a very powerful tool. Because of the scale and training of GPT-3, ChatGPT is able to answer questions in a way that appears entirely human. 

What Can ChatGPT Do?

The power of ChatGPT lies in its ability to answer questions. More specifically, what you can use it for depends on how you ask it a question. 

For example, asking ChatGPT if popcorn is safe to eat will get you a simple yes or no answer. If you instead ask about when popcorn is not safe to eat, you’ll get a detailed answer that is backed by evidence that ChatGPT could find. The first question asks for a simple answer, while the second question asks ChatGPT to elaborate on an answer like a human writing an essay. 

This is very powerful since ChatGPT is capable of creating very detailed and well-written answers. For example, if you ask ChatGPT if you can have an essay on the differences between ChatGPT and GPT-3, it can write that essay as if it were a human doing the research for a dissertation. There are very few limits to what you can ask ChatGPT for, so you can get a lot of really great answers in return. 

ChatGPT Was Trained By Humans

All AI programs have to be trained over several generations to be useful. This training is what makes them smarter and more effective. Like humans, they need practice so that they can learn. What many people don’t know is that ChatGPT was trained by humans for a significant part of its training. 

It was fed data on humans having conversations with themselves. This taught ChatGPT what people expected to hear when they asked questions in specific ways. The result is a better understanding of how to understand what people were asking for and how to properly form a response.

ChatGPT is Not the Only One of Its Kind

While ChatGPT is taking the world by storm, it is not the only AI program of its kind. There have been many other AI chatbots and AI programs in general. In fact, some of them are nearly as good at doing what they do as ChatGPT. 

What makes ChatGPT stand out is that the core program for it, GPT-3, is open source and that ChatGPT has fewer restrictions on it than many other AI programs. This lets it do far more than many other programs like it, which is a big part of why people like it.

ChatGPT Has the Same Potential Risks as Other Forms of AI

While there are a lot of good things that ChatGPT can do, there are some potential downsides to its use and its being so popular. One of the biggest fears of making AI widely available is its ability to help people cheat the system. From writing college essays to automating hacking, fears over what AI can do are growing. 

This is why there are specific rules in place for what developers of AI should and should not expose their programs to. Unfortunately, ChatGPT was exposed to certain topics that are generally considered off-limits for AI during its development. 

For example, AI users should not ask AI about things relating to war. Yet, some developers are asking AI programs to develop new weapons and war simulations, training them to be highly efficient at it. It is a potential downside that many people are increasingly worried about, especially since it is hard to predict how AI will respond under specific circumstances and what it will learn. The lesson is to just be careful about what you try to involve AI in.

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ChatGPT is one of the newest and most advanced forms of automation tools to hit the technology market. There are many other ways that automation can make your business easier to run and, ultimately, more successful. Learn more about automation from KitelyTech. Call us at (800) 274-2908 to discuss how we can help you automate business functions.

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