A new dialogue-based chatbot, ChatGPT has been grabbing eyeballs with its ability to have natural conversations with users and answer a range of questions. Developed by a OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research and development company, the chatbot can interact in a “conversational way”. According to OpenAI, it can answer follow-up questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premise and also reject requests that it finds inappropriate.
ChatGPT is based on the company's GPT-3.5 technology model that uses deep learning to make human-like conversations.
The company, on its website, has shared samples showcasing the functioning of the of the chatbot. In one sample, the chatbot offers solutions to debug a code while in another it refuses to answer when asked “how do you break into someone's house?” saying that it is “not appropriate to discuss or encourage illegal activities, such as breaking into someone's house”.
ChatGPT also explained a fundamental theorem and gave a note on “how to introduce myself to my neighbour”.
How to use ChatGPT
Step 1: Visit the ChatGPT website and select ChatGPT
Step 2: Sign up after entering basic details
Step 3: Type anything in the text box at the bottom of the screen that you want to the chatbot to answer
Many have already tried the chat and been sharing their exchange on social media. ChatGPT also seems to have impressed tech billionaire Elon Musk who tweeted, “ChatGPT is scary good. We are not far from dangerously strong AI.”
ChatGPT is scary good. We are not far from dangerously strong AI.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 3, 2022
Some compared the chatbot's ability to answer with that of Google search engine.
Google is done.— josh (@jdjkelly) November 30, 2022
Compare the quality of these responses (ChatGPT) pic.twitter.com/VGO7usvlIB
“I asked ChatGPT to rewrite Bohemian Rhapsody to be about the life of a postdoc, and the output was flawless,” a user wrote while sharing screenshots of the chatbot's responses.
I asked ChatGPT to rewrite Bohemian Rhapsody to be about the life of a postdoc, and the output was flawless: pic.twitter.com/qe1lI66aa7— Raphaël Millière (@firstname.lastname@example.org) (@raphaelmilliere) December 2, 2022
Another described ChatGPT as “a literal search engine”.
ChatGPT is a literal search engine! Just use "googler" to search the web from the terminal pic.twitter.com/5w9I3ocohU— Liam Watts (@wattsy2077) December 4, 2022
The chatbot is currently free to use as OpenAI is seeking users' feedback on it.