- OpenAI’s ChatGPT attracted users at a rapid pace and prompted Big Tech to launch other AI chatbots.
- The paid version, ChatGPT Plus, rolls out updated features including web browsing and plugins.
- If you haven’t kept up with the GPT craze, here’s how it works – and what’s next.
Since OpenAI released its hit ChatGPT bot in November, users have been experimenting with the tool casually, even Insider reporters trying to fake news stories or using it to message potential dates.
Its rapid adoption since then by some 100 million users in its first two months alone is already changing the look of the Internet for users. With Microsoft and Google incorporating generative AI into their search engines, it seems like a matter of time before other websites embrace some sort of AI-powered interaction.
New OpenAI features announced in May could get us there soon enough. Users of its ChatGPT Plus subscription service will be able to use dozens of plug-ins for other websites and a web browsing function that will allow them to access newer information than the old data set on which ChatGPT was formed.
For older millennials who grew up with IRC chat rooms — an instant text-based messaging system — the personal tone of conversations with an AI bot can evoke the experience of chatting online. But ChatGPT, the latest technology known as “great language model tools”, doesn’t speak sensitively and “think” like people do.
This means that while ChatGPT can explain quantum physics or write a poem on command, a full AI takeover isn’t exactly imminent, experts say.
“There’s a saying that an infinite number of monkeys will eventually give you Shakespeare,” said Matthew Sag, a law professor at Emory University who studies the implications of copyright for education and learning. use of large language models like ChatGPT.
“There’s a huge number of monkeys here, giving you awesome stuff – but there’s inherently a difference between how humans produce language and how big language models do it,” he said. -he declares.
Chatbots like GPT are powered by large amounts of data and computer techniques to make predictions to string words together in a meaningful way. Not only do they tap into a large amount of vocabulary and information, but they also understand words in context. This helps them imitate speech patterns while sending encyclopedic knowledge.
Other tech companies like Google and Meta have developed their own great language model tools, which use programs that take human prompts into account and design sophisticated responses. OpenAI, in a revolutionary move, has also created a user interface that allows the general public to experience it directly.
Some recent efforts to use chatbots for real-world services have proven troubling, with odd results. Mental health company Koko came under fire this month after its founder wrote about how the company used GPT-3 in an experiment to respond to users.
Koko co-founder Rob Morris was quick to clarify on Twitter that users weren’t talking directly to a chat bot, but that AI was being used to “help craft” responses.
Other researchers seem to be taking more measured approaches with generative AI tools. Daniel Linna Jr., a professor at Northwestern University who works with the nonprofit Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, studies the effectiveness of technology in law. He told Insider he was helping experiment with a chat bot called “Rentervention,” which is intended to support tenants.
This bot currently uses technology like Google Dialogueflow, another great language model tool. Linna said he experimented with Chat GPT to help “Rentervention” come up with better answers and write more detailed letters, while measuring its limitations.
“I think there’s so much hype around ChatGPT, and tools like this have potential,” Linna said. “But it can’t do everything, it’s not magic.”
OpenAI has acknowledged this, explaining on its own website that “ChatGPT sometimes writes plausible but incorrect or nonsensical answers.”
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