A simplified breakdown of Chat GPT and the AI chatbot revolution so you can enjoy the benefits of these tools.
If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed with the recent flurry of Ai news coming out, you're not alone. I wanted to reach out and offer a simplified ChatGPT Tutorial, and demystify the AI chatbot revolution so you can take a breath, and maybe even enjoy the benefits of these tools.
I'd like you to meet Ai Chatbots, your new chatty friends from the future.
Bridging the Digital Divide
In an era of information overload, ChatGPT and AI chatbots filter and simplify the digital world, bringing the information that is most relevant and helpful to your feet. This is a stepping stone towards a future where everyone, regardless of their tech proficiency, can benefit from the digital revolution.
If I was holding a cup of coffee, and you were standing right next to me, and you asked me "What's in that?", I could infer you were talking about my cup. So too can Ai Chatbots infer the meaning behind your words, so you don't need to know fancy jargon, conduct extensive searching, or navigate complex websites. You can talk to it like you talk to a person.
Ai Chatbots are handy for a variety of tasks:
Ask it about anything. Got a burning question about how microwaves work or why cats purr? ChatGPT can give you an answer without sending you to outside websites.
Writing Almost ANYTHING:
Want to understand a phrase in a complex contract you are about to sign? Copy and paste the phrase, and ask ChatGPT to explain it in layman's terms.
It can be used as a tool to practice a new language, provide translations, and help with grammar and sentence construction.
Budgeting and Financial Tips: While it's not a financial advisor, ChatGPT can provide general advice on budgeting and saving money.
Cooking ideas: Create a recipe based on the ingredients you have.
gardening tips: ChatGPT can provide advice on plant care, pest control, and more.
Gift Ideas: Struggling to find the perfect gift? ChatGPT can generate gift ideas based on the recipient's interests.
How Does This Thing Work?
(Skip this if you don't care)
Alright, let's break down the tech jargon and get to the nuts and bolts of how AI chatbots like ChatGPT work. Imagine we're making a cake, but instead of flour and sugar, our ingredients are data and algorithms.
The Recipe (The Algorithm): The recipe for an AI chatbot cake is a type of algorithm called a Transformer. This algorithm reads the ingredients (data) and combines them in a specific way.
The Ingredients (The Data): Just like how the right mix of ingredients creates a delicious cake, the right data helps the chatbot understand and generate human-like text. In order to teach ChatGPT how to talk, the folks at OpenAI fed it a buffet of text data from books, websites, and probably a few old grocery lists. The exact number is not publicly disclosed, but some theorize it adds up to around 1.5 trillion words.
Mixing the Ingredients (Training): Now they mix their ingredients. This is called training. They feed the algorithm the data and it starts to recognize patterns, such as how certain words follow others or how sentences are structured. It's a little like a baby learning to talk.
Baking the Cake (Fine-tuning): Once the AI model has a basic understanding of language, they need to fine-tune it, like adjusting the oven temperature for the cake. This helps it provide more accurate and useful answers.
The Finished Cake (ChatGPT, Google's Bard, Jasper, etc): The end result is a chatbot that can generate human-like text.
Ready to Ask ChatGPT? - ChatGPT Tutorial
All you need is an internet connection and a device that can access the web, such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You don't need a powerful computer, special software, or a lot of storage space. All the magic happens on the website.
Where Do I Find ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is accessible through a web browser. To access the chat, simply visit https://chat.openai.com/
How Do I Get Started?
Just like signing up for an email account or an online store, you'll need to create an account to log in. Follow these easy-peasy steps:
Open Your Web Browser: This could be Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or any other browser you prefer.
Go to the Website: https://chat.openai.com/
Create an Account or Log In: Follow the instructions on the screen to create a new account or log into an existing one. You'll need a working email address, a phone number to verify, and a new password...
How Do I Use ChatGPT?
Once you're logged in, and you agree to the terms and conditions, you'll see a chatbox.
Type your questions, prompts, or anything else you'd like to say into the chatbox, then hit 'Enter'.
Voila! ChatGPT will generate a response and the conversation can flow from there.
Is ChatGPT Connected to the Internet?
Short answer: No.
If you ask it, "What's the weather like today?" it's not going to know because it doesn't have internet access for basic users (though it does for premium users).
All of its available data is from Sept. 2021. So keep that in mind if you are looking for information about current trends.
ChatGPT may not be human, but it is imperfect just like humans. First of all, the data it uses to source your answers could be incorrect or misleading. Secondly, it has a tendency to be confidently wrong about things that it states factually. This has been coined a "hallucination". If you are asking it about information pertaining to important subjects such as medical information or the existence of extraterrestrial life, you may want to double-check its answer.
Where is this all going?
To answer this question, I asked Chat GPT 4 to tell me.
My prompt to Chat GPT: "Speaking as a slightly drunk mad scientist in the year 2045, tell me in lucid, dramatic detail how Chat GPT evolved from 2023 to your current day. Don't forget to lean into the gruesome details and heroic acts of scientists like yourself."
Head to my Blog Post to see the answer.
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