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What is ChatGPT?

Remember the little sales chatbots that pop up when you open certain websites? OpenAI has taken it to the next level. Let’s take a closer look at ChatGPT.

ChatGPT (generative pre-training) is an AI chatbot developed by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company. This model can provide comprehensive answers about almost any topic, write texts, solve mathematical problems, debug and fix code, translate between languages, and more.

This innovative AI model is still in its beta form, but it has without a doubt shaken the tech industry since its release on November 30th.

How Does ChatGPT Work?

Although chatbots have been around for some time already, ChatGPT has changed the game. Regular chatbots tend to have a limited set of responses, and they are clearly preset to follow specific funnels. 

ChatGPT works with an artificial neural network. The difference between traditional chatbots and this model is that ChatGPT’s AI training is huge, allowing the model to answer virtually any question. Moreover, there’s a conversational interface added, making the interactions way more human-like.

The chat can answer follow-up questions as well, making it way more powerful than traditional chatbots. ChatGPT can even recognize questions that are out of its scope and reject them. It can also detect any malfunction in the answers.

According to OpenAI, the training data works with pre-2022 records, so ChatGPT may not be able to answer questions about recent events.

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Is ChatGPT Free?

Yes, ChatGPT is free to all users. If you already have an OpenAI account, you can log in and use the tool. If not, you can always create a free account with your email address.

OpenAI has published a lot of data on the model as an initial research preview. Both access to the information (a blog post) and ChatGPT are free for now. In further stages, the company may start charging.

Is ChatGPT a Software Development Tool?

Although fixing and debugging code as well as translating from one language to another are listed in the functionalities of the AI model, chances are that is not production ready. 

There’s no doubt that the tool can help, but given it is still in its beta stage, it is wise to be careful with the code it produces. Either way, if OpenAI hits the nail, it may be a wonderful tool for software developers.

Can ChatGPT substitute Google?

Ever since OpenAI launched the beta version of ChatGPT, people have been debating the capabilities of the model to become the new Google. 

ChatGPT is a conversational chatbot while Google is a search engine. With this in mind, it is unlikely that ChatGPT will ever completely substitute Google. However, it is without a doubt another way to find information. 

Still, ChatGPT is already an innovative solution with a lot of room for improvement and further development. Who knows what OpenAI could achieve in the future with future models? GPT-4 is already in development.

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Wrapping Up

Have you tried ChatGPT? If not, we encourage you to give it a try! Besides its technical prowess, it is a rather fun experience. Ask away and enjoy the innovation in the artificial intelligence industry

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