What is ChatGPT? And How to use it

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is an AI-based chatbot that uses Natural Language Processing to process users’ input. It produces human-like content based on the user input. It can respond to questions and create content like essays, emails, social media posts and many more.

ChatGPT is like a generative AI, which generates images, answers, texts, etc.

ChatGPT is like chat services found on websites that take queries from the users and respond to them. The GPT stands for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer”, which refers to how ChatGPT processes requests and formulates responses. ChatGPT is trained with reinforcement learning through human feedback and reward models that rank the best responses.

Who created ChatGPT?

OpenAI — an AI research company — created and launched ChatGPT in November 2022. It was founded by a group of entrepreneurs and researchers including Elon Musk and Sam Altman in 2015. OpenAI is backed by several investors, with Microsoft being the most notable. OpenAI also created Dall-E, an AI text-to-art generator.

How does ChatGPT work?

ChatGPT works on Generative Pre-trained Transformers which find patterns within the sequences using specialized algorithms. It uses the GPT-3 language model which is a third-generation neural network model.

ChatGPT uses deep learning to produce human-like text through transformer neural networks. The transformer predicts text, including the next word, sentence or paragraph, based on its training data’s typical sequence.

Training begins with generic data and then moves to more tailored data for a specific task. ChatGPT was trained with online text to learn the human language, and then it used transcripts to learn the basics of conversations.

Human trainers provide conversations and rank the responses. These reward models help determine the best answers. To keep training the chatbot, users can upvote or downvote its response by clicking on “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” icons beside the answer. Users can also provide additional written feedback to improve and fine-tune future dialogue.

What kind of questions does ChatGPT reply to?

ChatGPT replies to a variety of questions based on the training data model. Questions can be simple or complex, also consider the sequence of the conservation. ChatGPT is proficient with STEM disciplines and can debug or write code. There is no limitation to the types of questions to ask ChatGPT. However, ChatGPT uses data up to the year 2021, so it does not know events and data past that year. And since it is a conversational chatbot, users can ask for more information or ask it to try again when generating text.

How to use ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is versatile and can be used to find or write content easily. You can use ChatGPT:

  1. First, go to the OpenAI ChatGPT page and click on the login button and you will be redirected to its login page.
  2. If you don’t have you can click on the SignUp button and you will be redirected to the signup page.
  3. On both pages, you have multiple options to continue. Choose as per your option.
  4. After successful login or signup, you will be redirected to the chat page of the ChatGPT where you can enter your queries.
  5. Try to enter your query like “What is Artificial Intelligence?”, and then you will be presented with a response from the ChatGPT.

You can use ChatGPT to ease your day-to-day tasks sort of related to content writing or information.

Who uses ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is widely used by a variety of users as it eases the task of writing professional content emails or essays. Users who use ChatGPT are:

  • Professional writers
  • Programmers to find codes
  • Music Composers
  • Social Media Posts
  • Office employees to draft emails
  • Students to solve math problems
  • Many more to go

It is used in every field as it can reply to the majority of questions and hence, increased in it’s popularity.

Limitations of ChatGPT

Irrespective of its use cases, ChatGPT also shares a variety of limitations. Some of its limitations are:

  • It doesn’t completely understand the complexity of human language as its model trains on human questions and can give replies irrelevant to the queries.
  • It also lacks data and validity, so, its solutions can be outdated.
  • Sometimes responses can also sound like machines or unnatural or different from human understanding.
  • It can focus on the wrong part of the data and can give irrelevant responses.

Is ChatGPT free?

ChatGPT is available for free through OpenAI’s website. Users need to register for a free OpenAI account. There is also an option to upgrade to ChatGPT Plus for unlimited access, faster responses and no blackout windows. ChatGPT Plus also gives priority access to new features for a subscription rate of $20 per month.

It varies based on GPT-3 and GPT-4, GPT-3 is freely available while GPT-4 is not.

What are the alternatives to ChatGPT?

Because of ChatGPT’s popularity, it is often unavailable due to capacity issues. Google announced Bard in response to ChatGPT, and Bard will draw information directly from the internet through a Google search to provide the latest information.

Microsoft added ChatGPT functionality to Bing, giving the internet search engine a chat mode for the user. The ChatGPT functionality in Bing isn’t as limited because the training is up to date and doesn’t end with 2021 data and events.

There are other text generator alternatives to ChatGPT, including the following:

  • AI-Writer.
  • ChatSonic.
  • DeepL Write.
  • Open Assistant.
  • Perplexity AI.
  • Rytr.
  • YouChat.

Coding alternatives for ChatGPT include the following:

  • CodeStarter.
  • Amazon CodeWhisperer.
  • CodeWP.
  • OpenAI Codex.
  • GitHub Copilot.
  • Tabnine.
Suraj Kumar Aggarwal
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