By now, you’ve probably heard of ChatGPT, the general-purpose chatbot prototype that everyone seems to be talking about.
If you believe what you read on the internet then this free-to-use (for now) tool which could soon be revolutionising the way we work, rest and play.
But who is behind it? How does it work? And what are its limitations?
Read on to find out more.
Tell Me More About ChatGPT
Primarily used for online customer service, ChatGPT is an AI chatbot auto-generative system which has been created by Open AI.
It takes its information from textbooks, websites, and various articles to model its own language in order to respond to human interaction.
It’s a highly popular AI-based program that people use for generating dialogues and is one of the largest and most powerful language processing AI models to date, with over 175 billion parameters so far.
What Can It Do?
The primary use of ChatGPT is to generate responses like those humans would provide, in the form of written text – making it ideal for chatbots, AI system conversations, and virtual assistants.
But it can do more as it can also give natural answers to questions in a conversational tone – even generating rhymes, poems and songs.
Simply type the command into the chatbot and see what it can do.
ChatGPT can also:
- Produce code
- Write articles
- Translate words and sentences
- Write a story, a poem or a song
How Does It Work
The idea is simple as, in theory, ChatGPT takes your requests, questions or prompts and quickly answers them, though the technology is a lot more complicated than it sounds.
The model works by using text databases from the internet – including a whopping 570GB of data obtained from books, webtexts, Wikipedia, articles and other pieces of writing on the internet with over 300 billion words were fed into the system.
It works on probability and should be able to guess what the next word should be in a sentence and in order to do this, the model went through a supervised testing stage.
What Are The Limitations Of ChatGPT?
Impressive, eh? Well, yes, but that doesn’t mean ChatGPT is perfect.
Probably its biggest failing is that it has a limited knowledge of the world after 2021, meaning it won’t be able to answer questions about recent events.
Also, as the model is based on so many different pieces of information, it can generate incorrect information, getting answers wrong or misunderstanding what you are trying to ask it.
And if you try to get too specific it can become overwhelmed or ignore parts of a prompt completely, so keeping it as simple as possible is the key.
Saying that, it also has the ability to keep track of the existing conversation, able to remember rules you’ve set it, or information you’ve given it earlier in the conversation.
So What About AI Text Classifier?
However, there is a twist due to a new web-based AI Text Classifier tool which can predict how likely it is that text was written by a human or AI.
OpenAI has launched a tool called AI Text Classifier which attempts to distinguish between human-written and AI-generated text — like the text produced by the company’s very own ChatGPT and GPT-3 models.
Though not thought to be particularly accurate, OpenAI argues that, when used in tandem with other methods, it could be useful in helping prevent AI text generators from being abused.
Why AI Generated Content Could Be Harmful To Your Website
If AI-generated content was beginning to sound too good to be true, that’s because in many cases it is.
From a content marketing perspective, one big drawback of AI-generated content is that it’s not totally original as content generators simply collect information that’s already available within its parameters.
This means that, while the content may pass a plagiarism check, it won’t include original research, insights, or data – all things that make original and engaging content attractive to search engines like Google.
In truth, though quick and easy to use, AI-generated content is incapable of sharing opinions or creating thought provoking articles like a professional copywriter can.
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