Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been the subject of speculation in science fiction for decades, with many predicting that it will revolutionise our personal and professional lives. From healthcare to business and finance, implementation of AI is rapidly transforming industry sectors. In this CPD article, we will look at what ChatGPT is and what it means for the future of training.
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT was created by Open AI, an Artificial Intelligence research and deployment organisation that conducts research into and implements machine learning. In 2020, Open AI announced ChatGPT, a language model trained on large datasets. Put simply, ChatGPT is a computer program that uses algorithms and huge amounts of data to generate text that sounds like a human. It allows users to interact with it using natural language.
Even at the time of writing, further developments are being made on a daily basis. The announcement of ChatGPT-4, adding imagery, is further allowing new ideas to flourish using the company’s API. This allows external companies to connect with ChatGPT to further their own projects.
What can ChatGPT do?
While it has a vast dataset at its disposal, asking ChatGPT a question through its Chatbot is not like asking Google a question. Chat GPT-3 is not connected to the internet. All the knowledge data input to ChatGPT currently goes as far as 2021. The data after that does not yet exist in the system. However, a major advantage on the side of Chat GPT is that it understands follow up questions.
If you start a new question – called chat – in ChatGPT and do not get the exact answer you are looking for, you can continue in the same chat with a follow up. ChatGPT knows that this is still within the realms of the same conversation and is related to what was asked before, meaning that you can get more precise answers for your questions with each additional step.