OpenAI is an artificial intelligence (AI) company that’s making waves with its innovative creations, such as the AI art generator DALL·E and most recently viral bot ChatGPT. The latter is a large language model tool that’s drawing a lot of attention from investors and users alike since its launch in November 2022. It has attracted over 1 million users who enjoy experimenting with the tool, ranging from researchers to white collar professionals across all industries.
If you’re an older millennial who grew up using internet relay chat (IRC), you might appreciate the personal tone of conversations with ChatGPT. However, it’s important to note that ChatGPT doesn’t have sentience or the capability to “think” like humans.
While ChatGPT can explain complex topics like quantum physics and write poetry on command, experts don’t believe that a full AI takeover is imminent. If you’re interested in trying out ChatGPT, do give it a try – but before you dive in, be sure to read into the inside scoop we at Sage42 have prepared for you.
1. What is ChatGPT?
Imagine having your very own pocket-sized language master with artificial intelligence. It’s the perfect chat companion for those times when you need a little help translating from one language to another, or when you’re in search of some step-by-step instructions. And if you’re feeling stuck and need some inspiration, ChatGPT can even help you generate written content. But what really sets ChatGPT apart is its ability to hold text conversations that feel totally natural – you’ll forget you’re even talking to a machine!
2. Can I use it for free?
It is free – for now, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be worth its weight in gold. While the natural language processing model is still in its research and development phase, anyone can register for a free OpenAI account and start chatting away. But if you want to take things to the next level and get lightning- fast responses, unlimited access, and priority access to new features, then ChatGPT Plus is the way to go for just $20/month.
3. Is ChatGPT the best AI?
You might be curious about how OpenAI’s ChatGPT stacks up against competitors like Google’s Bard and Microsoft’s Bing. Well, ChatGPT’s meteoric rise to fame can largely be attributed to its triple-threat combo of accessibility, smarts, and conversational finesse. Meanwhile, Bard and Bing Chat are still in their preview stages and have more limited availability. For instance, Bing’s chat feature is particularly focused on its search engine roots, incorporating GPT-4 and sourcing its responses from the vast expanse of the internet.
4. What can I use it for?
Let your imagination run wild and have fun exploring different ChatGPT prompts! Some technical savvy folks have been using it to write WordPress plugins or create malware (yikes!). But fear not, there are plenty of lower-tech ways to play around with it too. You could try:
- Writing a song or poem about any topic that crosses your mind. Let your creative juices flow by adding as many interesting information as possible along the way.
- Asking ChatGPT some deep questions if you are in a philosophical mood. It’s also great for summarizing complex concepts
Just remember, the more specific and detailed your prompts, the more precise and fascinating the answers will be. Who knows, maybe ChatGPT will even replace traditional search engines one day.
5. Is it accessible via mobile?
Do not worry if you can’t find a ChatGPT mobile app – you can still tap into the magic of this AI-powered tool from the comfort of your smartphone’s browser. All you have to do is:
- Head to ‘chat.openai.com’
- Log in & accept the terms
- Voila! You are ready to explore
You’ll be chatting up a storm with your new AI assistant in no time, no computer required. It’s just as easy as using it on your desktop. So go ahead, unleash your curiosity and let ChatGPT be at your service.
6. Can ChatGPT refuse my prompts?
Yes, it can as this AI assistant does have some boundaries. In addition to having some limitations in terms of its knowledge base, ChatGPT does detect and reject requests that are inappropriate, offensive, discriminatory, or downright illegal. So do not seek advice on bank heist tips or help on how to overthrow a government – ChatGPT won’t go there. Plus, it’s not afraid to admit when it’s made a mistake or even challenge incorrect assumptions. Now that’s what we call intelligence!
You may see ChatGPT as a friend (albeit a virtual one), that go-to-person that you have in your group who always had the answers to everything. Whether it is a random question about the universe or seeking advice on a personal problem, they always had your back by providing personalized informative responses. Alike humans, it does have its limitations and is still constantly learning.
Our future with technological tools such as ChatGPT is bright, and there is no denying that in time it will continue to grow and embed itself more into our daily life. Let’s stay tune to the next great leap and Sage42 will be there to walk with you towards exciting times ahead!