Chatting with ChatGPT
For a few days I have been trying ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence trained by OpenAI. It differs from other AI in two aspects. First, it is a system designed to work like a chat. And then, even more important, it really works well. Maybe too well, to be honest. But let’s go in order and start with the user interface.
The interface is very simple. On the left there are some buttons. The most important one is the first one, with the label “New Chat”. The main part of the screen looks very much like a chat. There is a box where we can write our message. After writing it, we can send it using the Enter button or by clicking on an icon.
After writing the message, ChatGPT begins to respond, just like a real chat.
Pros and Cons
When starting a new conversation, there are some brief information about how ChatGPT works:
- Remembers what user said earlier in the conversation
- Allows user to provide follow-up corrections
- Trained to decline inappropriate requests
- May occasionally generate incorrect information
- May occasionally produce harmful instructions or biased content
- Limited knowledge of world and events after 2021
But we can also ask the AI directly. For example, we can ask it to tell us about itself. And it will do it, in a very human way.
As a large language model, I am able to understand and generate human-like text and can assist with a wide range of tasks and questions. My training data consists of a diverse set of texts from the internet, including news articles, websites, and books, so I may be able to provide information on a variety of topics.