ChatGPT is a new chatbot system that uses a type of artificial intelligence known as GPT-3 to generate responses to user input. This technology allows ChatGPT to understand and respond to a wide range of topics, making it a versatile tool for businesses, organisations, and individuals.
Unlike other chatbot systems, which often rely on pre-programmed responses or rules-based algorithms, ChatGPT uses a deep learning model that is trained on a large corpus of text data. This allows it to generate responses that are more natural and human-like, making it easier for users to have conversations with the chatbot.
The above text is ChatGPT, which was released last week by the seven-year-old American artificial intelligence firm OpenAI, explaining how it generates responses to simple prompts that feel a little bit like magic. And this is a human author, tech editor Nick Bonyhady, taking over to describe what it does (there’s more from the bot in the full article).
The answer is more or less anything with text. Want the system to summarise meeting notes? It can do that. Analyse some computer code to find bugs and explain how to fix them? That too. Give directions between locations? Sure. Got a hickey and need advice on covering it? Sure. Write a haiku? ChatGPT will do it.
If it sounds a bit like an evolved version of a voice assistant like Apple’s Siri, that’s because it is. “Siri was basically this but just a much smaller scale, and because it was a much smaller scale it couldn’t get to similar level of sophistication,” says Henry Innes, chief executive of Australian AI marketing analytics start-up Mutinex.