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ChatGPT: A Revolutionary AI Invention?


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It is a well-known fact that the world today is heavily dependent on technology. The advancement of this sector has paved the way for converting mere ideas into reality. One such branch that has recently taken the world by storm is Artificial Intelligence.


Contrary to popular belief, Artificial Intelligence or AI has been here for a long time. The term was first coined in the 1950s and it has evolved at a speed faster than that of light ever since.

The rapid advancement of this sector is pleasing as well as terrifying, depending on the perspective with which you look at it. The reason for this sector being under the limelight recently, is a new invention- ChatGPT (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) developed by Open AI.



What is ChatGPT?

Extension of an earlier model GPT3, ChatGPT is a machine learning model, trained on a dataset of text. It can understand and respond to natural language inputs by making predictions based on patterns in the data it has been trained on. It can answer questions, generate text, and perform other language-related tasks like translation from one language to another. It can also code in multiple programming languages including Python, JavaScript, Java, C++, and more.

What’s more, is that it's free. All you have to do is create an account and Voila! You're eligible to use it.


Why is ChatGPT causing all this buzz?


With the rapid development of AI, one question raised by many is “Will AI ever supersede Human intelligence?”

And, as you might have guessed, the question has varied answers.

While many believe that AI has the potential to supersede Human intelligence, some reject the notion because they think that we humans can learn, we have creative thinking skills, and last but not the least, we have empathy. All of which AI does not have.


But, unlike other AI technologies and virtual assistants, ChatGPT has an RLHF (Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback) technique that helps it learn from the questions asked by the users. Hence, the model can learn from its interactions- much like humans. It gives you creative suggestions if you ask for them and also apologizes when the answer’s standards are not up to the mark.


It chats with you, much like any other human, and can help you with literally any task related to language. You won’t have to spend hours reading a book if you want to write its summary. Ask ChatGPT to help you, and it’ll be done in minutes.

It’s new, it's efficient and time-saving, and it surely has the potential to revamp the literary and art industry.


So, is the model perfect?


The model is far from perfect. It does not have all the answers, and it gets confused when a lot of variables are added by the user to the question.

Some users say that the tool is not well equipped with recent knowledge and lacks an in-depth understanding of the current happenings.


Many schools in the USA have decided to ban ChatGPT since they think that the use of the software would be similar to using unfair means. Furthermore, serving students everything on a plate might hinder their creative and logical thinking skills. It may also lead to a lack of a deep understanding of any topic. The model, after all, will touch the surface of a topic. But, is that enough to survive and thrive in this world?



What is the future of ChatGPT?


Microsoft recently decided to put 10 billion dollars into Open AI, getting a solid 75% of the profits until Open AI recoups the 10 billion. Post that, they would have a 49% stake in Open AI. The deal is said to be a game changer for Artificial Intelligence and its future.



The model's ability to generate human-like text has the potential to revolutionize natural language processing, and it has been used in a variety of applications, such as chatbots, language translation, content creation, and more.


While ChatGPT has a lot of potential, there are a few questions that remain unanswered.

What would happen to the people working in say, customer service or as translators if we switch to this model globally?

How much time will it take for all of us to inculcate this invention in our everyday lives, and is it morally correct to turn to this model for all our assignments, and not do the work ourselves?


Every innovation brings along with it some inevitable change. And whether these alterations are for better or worse, shall be unraveled in due time. Until then, we can simply wait and watch the show unfold.


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