According to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, the chatbot crossed 1 million users by December 5th, within a week of its launch on November 30th. OpenAI was founded by Altman and billionaire Elon Musk back in 2015. However, Musk left the board in 2019 and recently barred OpenAI’s access to Twitter’s database after it was learned the chatbot was being trained using the microblogging site. Here are a few things that you should know about ChatGPT.
ChatGPT: What is it, and how can it be used?
The AI chatbot prototype – the most recent version of OpenAI’s GPT (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) family of text-generating AI platforms – communicates with users in a conversational manner. It is designed to be utilised in various chatbots and digital assistants. The chatbot is based on the GPT-3.5 architecture and uses a large language model trained using reinforcement learning.
According to the company, the dialogue format enables ChatGPT to respond to follow-up questions, admit it made mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and decline inappropriate requests. It is a model that can follow an instruction given in a prompt and respond with specific information.
ChatGPT has been trained and improved using so-called reinforcement learning from human feedback (RLHF), and it expands on OpenAI’s GPT series. In this machine learning method, a computer learns a task using human feedback as a reward or punishment.
To use ChatGPT, users must register with OpenAI and enter an email address and a working mobile number. They can use OpenAI’s applications once they create an account. The user interface resembles a basic instant messaging programme, and the signup procedure is simple.
ChatGPT: Is it free to use?
The chatbot is currently in a “research preview,” which allows users to use the service for free while the business collects data on their experiences. But it won’t be free forever, as Altman has tweeted that the service will be monetised “at some point” in the future.
ChatGPT: How is it different from Alexa or Siri?
In contrast to Alexa and Siri, ChatGPT remembers a user’s prior conversations for context. It will even admit mistakes and occasionally decline to answer.
ChatGPT: Will it threaten jobs in the future?
Currently, the platform is capable of helping users with a wide range of tasks, including helping them write emails, and essays, debug code, explain things, and much more, which has led to concerns that such technology may eventually replace employees from different sectors, including journalists and programmers.