Author: Abhik Sengupta The internet is being completely overtaken by OpenAI’s ChatGPT. On the official website of OpenAI, the AI-powered chatbot is available for public testing, and users can practically test out its features for free. Many even claim that because ChatGPT’s responses are more conversational and human-like, it has a great deal of potential to replace Google Search. Furthermore, ChatGPT can even review and write codes in a matter of seconds, which is bad news for aspiring programmers. Even challenging math problems can be resolved by it.
Like all technologies, ChatGPT has its shortcomings, which the company has acknowledged. Everything you need to know is highlighted in this explainer.
What is ChatGPT?
In plain English, ChatGPT is a chatbot where users can ask questions, and the platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) to provide replies. The company has created it so that users can receive both technical and non-jargony responses.
For instance, we inquired about ChatGPT’s operation both technically and conceptually. The technical response is: “A natural language processing (NLP) model called ChatGPT was created by OpenAI. The model is transformer-based and was developed using a sizable corpus of conversational data. It is made to respond to user input in a way that sounds human, enabling natural conversations with a virtual assistant.”
However, the straightforward response is as follows: “A transformer-based model is trained utilising a large corpus of conversational data in ChatGPT. Using this model, responses to user input are then generated that resemble human responses, enabling genuine interactions with a virtual assistant.”
The chatbot employs Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF) technology, according to the company, but has been modified to sound friendlier to people. It is based on GPT-3.5, a language model for deep learning that generates text that resembles human speech. If users ask the same question again in the future, they might receive different answers. That’s because the chatbot will develop over time and use machine learning to better understand queries.
After the tests are finished, OpenAI can make ChatGPT’s underlying technology available to businesses that use chatbots. As an illustration, the chatbot can be utilised for students, personal assistants (to aid users with duties like scheduling, reminders, and other everyday activities), and customer service (for Airtel, Paytm, Swiggy, and more) (to help them solve complex questions in simple words).
In our test, we inquired about the future of India’s economy by asking Google and ChatGPT. Google’s response is predicated on the most recent news story it can locate online. Contrarily, ChatGPT provided a less specific response, which some people may have preferred, but it is data-deficient (for now).