In news– Recently, OpenAI, the company best known for Dall-E, the AI-based text-to-image generator has introduced a new chatbot called ChatGPT.
What is ChatGPT?
- ChatGPT is a ‘conversational’ AI and will answer queries just like a human would– well, at least that’s the promise and premise.
- So one can ask ChatGPT for anything; tips on how to set up a birthday party, write an essay on why parliamentary democracy is better, and even a fictional meeting between two well-known personalities.
- The reason ChatGPT has gone viral is because of the kind of responses it gives, being seen as a replacement for much of the daily mundane writing, from an email to even college-style essays.
- OpenAI has created ChatGPT, a start-up focused on artificial intelligence and its potential use cases.
- OpenAI’s notable investors include Microsoft, Khosla Ventures and Reid Hoffman’s charitable foundation.
- According to OpenAI’s description, ChatGPT can answer “follow-up questions”, and can also “admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.”
- It is based on the company’s GPT 3.5 series of language learning models (LLM).
- GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 and this is a kind of computer language model that relies on deep learning techniques to produce human-like text based on inputs.
- The model is trained to predict what will come next, and that’s why one can technically have a ‘conversation’ with ChatGPT.
- According to OpenAI, the chatbot was also trained using “Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF).”
- Currently, it is open in beta to all users. One can go to the OpenAI website and sign up to try out ChatGPT.
- OpenAI uses Microsoft Azure’s cloud infrastructure to run these models.
- Interestingly, ChatGPT has been trained to decline ‘inappropriate’ requests, presumably those which are ‘illegal’ in nature.
- The chatbot gives answers which are grammatically correct and read well– though some have pointed out that these lack context and substance, which is largely true.
- ChatGPT capable of writing fiction, but not at the level of a humans, at least not for now. Nor is OpenAI the only company trying to get AI to take over writing.
- Google had recently showcased how its LaMDA chatbot is being used to help with fiction writing, but it too admitted that this was only a helper right now and cannot take over the entire task.
- Still, ChatGPT showcases an interesting and exciting use case for AI, where humans can have a ‘real’ conversation with a chatbot.
- However, it should be noted that ChatGPT has limitations, as it may generate incorrect information, and create biased content.