Terminator the classic franchise depicting a dystopian society in which artificially intelligent robots are bent on eradicating humankind.
This movie acquired a cult following and became a beloved franchise.
Nonetheless, it cannot be overlooked how accurately it highlighted the fear of AI taking over the world. Of course, the possibility of this has been thoroughly entertained in both movies and reality, but who would believe if we were to say that this takeover has already begun?
As nerve-wracking as the question sounds, there’s no need to worry because an artificially intelligent robot from the future coming back to finish off someone is still way ahead of our current timeline.
So, where might it be? The answer is art and literature.
Yes, the AI takeover begins in the arts and literature, and unless you’ve isolated yourself from human society, you’ve probably noticed the world going crazy over ChatGPT, an AI-based chatbot.
ChatGPT, this technology has been making the rounds for quite some time now. But what exactly is this ChatGPT, and why is everyone so excited about it? If these are some of the questions that are bothering you, don’t worry; we have got you covered.
This blog will walk you through the ins and outs of this viral technology, which might revolutionize the chatbot assistance industry and the way we interact with technology itself.
What is ChatGPT?
Before we dig any further into ChatGPT, it is necessary for us to understand the GPT-3 model on which the ChatGPT model is based.
GPT, or Generative Pertained Transformer 3, is a language processing AI developed by OpenAI, a San Francisco-based AI and research company, in November 2022. This language is capable of generating human-like responses. It has a wide range of applications, one of which is the generation of texts for applications like chatbots.
ChatGPT uses an optimized version (GPT 3.5) of this same language to provide conversational dialogues using Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF) techniques.
To put it in less corporate words, ChatGPT is a chatbot that allows users to receive relevant and natural-sounding answers to their questions or requests. Its interface is specifically designed to stimulate a human conversation with an apparently non-human entity, i.e., the bot.
And unlike other chatbots out there, ChatGPT is capable of explaining, remembering things said in conversations, building on ideas when asked, and even apologizing if something is wrong.
How Does ChatGPT Work, and How Can You Use It?
On the surface, the workings of ChatGPT seem pretty simple. It takes requests or questions and answers them with appropriately developed responses. However, as you delve deeper, this seemingly simple concept becomes more complicated.
The ChatGPT model was fine-tuned using supervised learning and reinforcement learning, both of which used human trainers to enhance the model’s performance. And with its release, OpenAI has also made these AI-based text tools more readily available to the masses.
ChatGPT has already attracted millions of users, despite the fact that it is still in its beta version.
Also in addition to all this, OpenAI gathers data from the users to further train and fine-tune ChatGPT. They also allow the user to upvote or downvote the ChatGPT responses, and after upvoting or downvoting, they can fill out a text field with any additional feedback or reviews. This, in turn, helps OpenAI further optimize ChatGPT to mimic real, natural conversations even better.
Despite how complicated it may sound, ChatGPT is widely used. It can be used for a variety of services or applications, like providing a personalized customer experience, customer service, and online shopping, to name a few. And not only that but it can also be used to create interactive storytelling experiences that would allow the user to learn and explore virtually.
Other Applications for ChatGPT Include
1. Developing marketing content like social media posts or blogs.
2. Generating content ideas based on keywords or topics.
3. Creating personalized communications like personalized product recommendations or email replies.
4. Converting a given text from one language to another.
5. Generating responses to enhance customer interaction by making them more natural and engaging.
It is noteworthy that the above-mentioned uses highlight the apparent usage of ChatGPT in the content creation industry. ChatGPT not only makes the task of content creation easier but also provides customers with a better-customized experience.
Latest News about Chatgpt
Since its initial release in November 2022, ChatGPT has made waves and met with positive and negative reviews.
The New York Times labeled it “the best artificial intelligence chatbot ever released to the public.” And similarly, The Guardian newspaper also stated how the model was able to generate “impressively detailed” and “human-like” texts and responses.
Vox, American news, and opinion website stated that “ChatGPT is the general public’s first hands-on introduction to how powerful modern AI has gotten” and that “ChatGPT is smart enough to be useful despite its flaws.”
With its high popularity, according to The New York Times, in December 2022, Google expressed an “internal alarm” at the strength of ChatGPT and the potential of large language models to affect the search engine business, and CEO Sundar Pichai reassigned teams within multiple departments to back up its artificial intelligence products.
But even with all of these positive reviews, ChatGPT could not escape the light of criticism and earned a few adverse reactions.
Economist Paul Krugman stated that ChatGPT would greatly affect the demand for knowledge workers, i.e., workers whose capital is knowledge, such as programmers, engineers, editors, etc.
The Guardian also questioned whether the authenticity of the content found on the internet “can be truly trusted” after the release of ChatGPT.
Also, in December 2022, the site Stack Overflow banned the use of ChatGPT for generating answers to questions on their website, citing ChatGPT’s responses as “factually ambiguous.” At the International Conference on Machine Learning in January 2023, ChatGPT faced a ban for any undocumented use to generate texts in submitted papers.
Limitations of ChatGPT
Despite being the powerful AI chatbot that it is, ChatGPT still has some limitations, considering that it can provide answers based on the data it has been trained on.
OpenAI itself acknowledged that ChatGPT “sometimes writes plausible-sounding but incorrect or nonsensical answers.”
Since ChatGPT is not a search engine, it lacks the ability to look up information on the internet. This means it uses the information it learned from training data to generate appropriate responses, which leaves room for possible mistakes.
There is also room for ChatGPT to provide potentially biased answers if the data it is trained on is biased.
Hence, it becomes even more necessary to be vigilant about the output provided by the bot to ensure moderation and the dismissal of potentially biased or offensive responses.
But, At this point, one can easily accept the fact that ChatGPT, despite its limitations, is still a huge milestone in the AI industry.
And in the future, the usage of this model will witness a prominent increase in the education sector, the content creation industry, and even basic operations.
AI will become the common thread that connects all of your online activities. From browsing your wishlist to checking your mail, all you have to do is ask AI. And eventually, someday, all the information ever created will be even more readily accessible than it has ever been.