What Is ChatGPT? Will It Replace Programmers?
December 14, 2022 • 0 minute read •
ChatGPT, or Conversational Generative Pretrained Transformer, is a natural language processing model that can participate in human-like conversations. ChatGPT is trained on a large amount of data and uses deep learning to recognize patterns and generate responses based on a user's input.
What can ChatGPT do?
ChatGPT can perform various tasks, including writing, answering questions, generating programming code and debugging it. It's important to remember that ChatGPT doesn't have access to the internet and is not always factual. It only provides answers based on the data it's been trained with, and there have been several reports of ChatGPT getting answers wrong or writing buggy and sometimes, insecure code. So you still need to verify every piece of information you get from ChatGPT, even though the chatbot might sound very confident.
In my interaction with ChatGPT, it works well for generating ideas and summarising or rephrasing text. It's also opinionated about political or ideological conversations, mainly based on the bias from its training data and the people training it.
How does ChatGPT work?
ChatGPT uses a deep learning technique called transformers to process and generate text. When ChatGPT receives a piece of text like a question or statement as input, it converts that text to a vector representation and then processes it based on the patterns it has learned from its training data to generate a response.
Think of a vector as a numerical representation of a piece of text. ChatGPT breaks down the text into individual words and assigns each word a unique numerical token, which it uses to process, understand, and generate an appropriate response.
ChatGPT can only use the data it was trained on to generate responses to a user's input, so it cannot learn new things unassisted. But this might change in the future.
Who owns ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is being developed by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research organization founded in 2015 by Sam Altman, Elon Musk, and some other partners.
Is ChatGPT Open Source?
ChatGPT is not open source. It is an adaptation of OpenAI's GPT-3.5 that has been fine-tuned for human-like conversations. However, there are other open-source language models like BERT and T5. These models are also trained on large amounts of text data and use deep learning to generate responses to text input.
Will ChatGPT Replace Programmers?
There's a chance that AI like ChatGPT will serve as a substitute for specific programming tasks in future, but at the moment, it's unlikely to replace programmers or professionals in other fields. AI systems, like ChatGPT, are constantly improving rapidly, so we can't be sure about the future. I've seen ChatGPT generate and debug code impressively, even though it might sometimes get things wrong.
Are my conversations with ChatGPT private?
No, your conversations with ChatGPT are NOT private. This is the first time in modern tech innovations that millions of people might willingly give a company their private information, even though there's a disclaimer that the current release of ChatGPT is for research purposes. OpenAI will review your conversations and use the data to improve ChatGPT further. So make sure you don't share personal information when interacting with ChatGPT.
Overall, ChatGPT is a glimpse into the future. It's incredible what OpenAI has created, and if you think things are getting kind of crazy, wait until Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple start competing for a seat in the human-like AI chatbot world. Soon, it's going to be a ChatGPT showdown!
I published a video about ChatGPT, how you can use it creatively, and why it might be a threat to programmers and several other professionals. So, let's continue learning about ChatGPT here:
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