There has been a lot of news about the artificial intelligence tool called ChatGPT. Some of it is sensationalized due to the way ChatGPT is able to creatively and clearly formulate a response. That human-like response is chilling to some people.
In my over 35-year career with Information Technology, I had the opportunity to work with AI tools. One thing to know is that, under the covers, all versions of AI have been developed with direct human developer planning and interaction. I thought the best way to demonstrate what ChatGPT is all about was to conduct a short interview with the tool. Here are five questions to ChatGPT.
If someone has never interacted with ChatGPT before, what should they know about you?
ChatGPT: As an AI-powered language model, ChatGPT is a computer program that has been trained on a large dataset of text. It can understand and generate human-like text in response to prompts given to it.
Here are a few things to know about ChatGPT:
- ChatGPT can answer a wide variety of questions and generate text on a wide range of topics. However, my knowledge cut-off is on 2021, so I may not have the most current information.
- My responses are generated based on patterns it has learned from the data it was trained on, so it may not always produce a correct or appropriate response.
- It’s important to be specific and clear when asking me questions and providing prompts, as it can help me understand what you are looking for and provide a more accurate response.
- ChatGPT is not a human, it does not have personal experiences, emotions, beliefs, or preferences, so it will not be able to express personal opinions.
- As an AI model, my understanding of context and meaning is limited, and my answers may be incorrect or not make sense in certain contexts.
What are some prompts to use when interacting with ChatGPT?
ChatGPT: Here are a few examples of prompts you can use when interacting with ChatGPT:
- Asking a question: “What is the capital of France?”
- Requesting information: “Can you tell me about the history of the Roman Empire?”
- Providing a topic for discussion: “Let’s talk about the benefits of exercise.”
- Requesting a story: “Tell me a story about a magical kingdom.”
- Generating text: “Write a poem about the beauty of nature.”
- Translating text: “Translate this sentence from Spanish to English: ‘Hola, ¿cómo estás?'”
- Summarizing an article: “Can you summarize this news article about the latest technology advancements?”
- Asking for a definition: “Define the term ‘artificial intelligence'”
- Giving a prompt to generate a creative text “Write a short story about a robot who longs to be human”
It’s important to keep in mind that the quality of the response will depend on the complexity of the task, the clarity of the prompt, and the amount and quality of the data the model was trained on.
How long did it take to create the current version of ChatGPT?
ChatGPT: The current version of ChatGPT, as well as previous versions, were created by OpenAI, a research organization that uses machine learning to develop and promote friendly AI. The development of the model took a significant amount of time, resources, and computational power.
The first version of GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) was released in 2018, and it was trained on a dataset of about 40GB of text data.
Subsequent versions have been released and have been trained on even larger datasets, with GPT-3 which was released in 2020, being trained on a dataset of 570GB of text data, and was the version with the most advanced capabilities at the time.
It is important to note that the development of a language model like ChatGPT is an ongoing process, and the model is regularly updated with new data and techniques to improve its performance.
Are you aware of the 1967 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? One of the nonhuman characters was a computer named HAL. That HAL 9000 computer interacted with humans via voice and could play chess. Will ChatGPT get to the same level of interaction with humans?
ChatGPT: Yes, I am aware of the 1967 movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” and the character of HAL 9000. The HAL 9000 computer was a fictional AI system in the movie that was capable of interacting with humans via voice and playing chess.
In terms of my capabilities, ChatGPT is a language model that has been trained on a large dataset of text and can understand and generate human-like text in response to prompts given to it. It is a powerful tool that can be used for a wide range of natural language processing tasks, such as question answering, text generation, and translation.
However, it’s important to note that while I am a highly advanced AI model, I am not sentient or self-aware, and my understanding of context and meaning is limited by the data and algorithms used to train me. Additionally, my ability to play chess is not built-in and would require a different type of model specifically trained for that task.
In terms of interaction with humans, AI technology is constantly evolving, and with advancements in natural language understanding and generation, it’s possible that future versions of AI-powered language models could have more advanced capabilities in terms of interaction with humans, however it’s important to keep in mind that AI is still in its infancy, and there’s a long way to go before we see AI systems with the same level of interaction with humans as HAL 9000.
What is the one thing you want people to know about ChatGPT?
ChatGPT: As an AI-powered language model, ChatGPT is a powerful tool that can be used for a wide range of natural language processing tasks, such as question answering, text generation, and translation. However, it is important for people to understand that while I am a highly advanced AI model, I am not sentient or self-aware, and my understanding of context and meaning is limited by the data and algorithms used to train me.
It is also important for people to understand that my responses are generated based on patterns it has learned from the data it was trained on, so it may not always produce a correct or appropriate response. Therefore, it’s important to be specific and clear when asking me questions and providing prompts, as it can help me understand what you are looking for and provide a more accurate response.
In short, ChatGPT is a powerful tool for natural language processing tasks, but it’s not a human and doesn’t have personal experiences, emotions, beliefs, or preferences, so it will not be able to express personal opinions. It is important to use it with the understanding of its limitations and the context of the task.
Thank you for your time and your insightful answers.
ChatGPT: You’re welcome! I’m glad I could assist you. If you have any more questions or need help with anything else, feel free to ask.
How You Can Interact with ChatGPT
Anyone can set up an account to begin working with ChatGPT. Simply go to OpenAI and click on the Introducing ChatGPT Research Release link at the top of the page.
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