What is OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot, why it has become a viral sensation

Source: The post is based on the article What is OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot, why it has become a viral sensationpublished in Indian Express on 7th December 2022

What is the News?

Artificial Intelligence(AI) research company OpenAI has announced the launch of ChatGPT.

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a dialogue-based AI chatbot that will understand natural human language and generate natural human-like written text with impressive detailing. 

It is the latest evolution of the GPT or Generative Pre-Trained Transformer.

Note: GPT is a kind of computer language model that relies on deep learning techniques to produce human-like text based on inputs. 

Developed by: The chatbot is made by an independent research body OpenAI foundation.

How does ChatGPT work?

ChatGPT is trained with AI and machine learning to provide information and responses through a conversational interface instead of already system-generated or “computerized” responses. 

It is trained on a huge sample of text taken from the internet. The dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer follow-up questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests. It can even recall previous comments in a conversation and relay them to the user. 

How can it be useful?

ChatGPT can be used in real-world applications like generating content for websites, answering customer inquiries, providing recommendations as well as creating automated chatbots. It can even discover new knowledge for the user and can play the role of a virtual assistant.

What are ChatGPT’s limitations?

OpenAI claims ChatGPT will occasionally produce inaccurate information and that its knowledge is restricted to global events that occurred before 2021. AI technology can also perpetuate societal biases like those around race, gender, and culture.

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