For decades, Google has been known to be “The Godfather” of information and search engines It has grown to be so popular that even dictionaries add the term “google” when searching for things.
Well, not anymore, as ChatGPT appeared on the big stage and already has way over a million users. So, it’s safe to say it’s the New Kid on the Block.
Many people claim that OpenAI’s new tool has the potential to kill many jobs, including journalism. Will it end blogging? Well, I’m not scared…so far.
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is a chatbot that has been trained in the task of question answering. It is based on the GPT-3.5 model (a refined version of GPT-3), which is a transformer-based language model that OpenAI originally developed.
Unlike many other AI-based tools, it’s completely free. Kudos for that! It also utilizes the latest text-Davinci-003 created by OpenAI, which costs significantly more than the previous versions – Curie, Babbage, and Ada, which offer similar performance, higher speeds, and much better cost-efficiency.
How does it work?
ChatGPT is a chatbot that uses deep learning to generate responses to questions. It is trained on a large database, including movie scripts, books, and transcripts of conversations. The bot produces answers that are based on the context of the conversation and the information it has been given.
To use the app, type in a question or statement. The bot then produces a response based on the context of the conversation.
It is designed to imitate human conversation, so it is often able to hold a conversation for a long period of time. Additionally, ChatGPT is constantly learning new information and improving its responses.
Let’s see an example with a couple of queries.
A basic Python app
My query was “How to write a basic app in Python?” and this is the end result. As you can see, there is information, although I am not the very first person to verify it.
One of ChatGPT’s most significant shortcomings is its inability to work with data created after 2021. This is critical, especially if you want the most up-to-date information, like trending SEO keywords.
While I’d award it with some points here, I find some big names missing – like Le Fouquet’s, Tour d’Argent, and L’Avenue. While it doesn’t seem like a big deal, it actually is.
My experience with ChatGPT
OpenAI’s efforts to provide free services to users have always been something I admired about the company (at least for now). Because the AI algorithm is so advanced, it can write essays and circumvent the traditional educational system. Imagine if such a resource had been available to me when I was in school! It would have saved me a lot of time I would have spent researching and writing.
ChatGPT provided me with the ability to prepare some article outlines. As a result, I ended up saving 10 to 15 minutes on each article, which is fantastic. Despite this, I’ve never liked it for some unknown reason.
At first, relying on this software appears to be a good idea, but should one do so? Given how poorly it deals with facts, the fact that there is no data beyond 2021 and no real-time information suggests that it is still insufficient.
A Google killer – I suggest checking your facts first (literally)
I’ve been hearing a lot about ChatGPT lately. A lot of influencers are calling it “The Google Killer”. But I’m not convinced by the hype. Yes, ChatGPT is a very interesting tool with a lot of potential. But I don’t think it will ever replace Google.
Don’t get me wrong: I believe ChatGPT is an excellent tool. It’s just not as popular or well-known as Google yet. And I believe it will take a long time for it to truly replace Google. So, for the time being, I’ll stick with my good old bud Google.
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