ChatGPT is AI (artificial intelligence) that “interacts in a conversational way”. It was open to the public in November of 2022. A friend shared this video with me that introduced me to the concept. Take a minute and watch it. I wanted to try it and see how it works so I created an account and got started. The best way for me to explain ChatGPT to you is to have ChatGPT tell you about itself. 

I logged in and typed:  “Explain chatgpt in 50 words at a 3rd grade level”

Here is the response

“ChatGPT is a computer program that can talk and write like a person. It uses special techniques to understand and respond to questions. People can ask ChatGPT about many things and it will try to give a helpful answer.”

I reworded my command: “explain chatgpt at a college doctoral level in 50 words”

Response: “ChatGPT is a state-of-the-art, transformer-based language model developed by OpenAI, trained on a massive corpus of diverse text data. It utilizes deep learning techniques and generates human-like text based on its understanding of context and patterns in the input provided to it. ChatGPT has demonstrated remarkable language generation capabilities, making it a highly sought-after tool in NLP research.”

Here is an example of something more fun that I asked it to do. 

My command: “write a 50 word story about Darth Vader trying to order pizza”

Response: “Darth Vader, the infamous Sith Lord, tried to place a pizza order, but his mechanical voice caused confusion with the delivery worker. Frustrated, he ultimately settled for just a plain cheese pie, uttering “I find your lack of flavor disturbing.” as he hung up the phone.”

Then I wanted to see some of it’s other capabilities. In 2014, I wrote a book titled Champagne Alley: Tammee. I went to Amazon and copied the blurb from the back of the book and asked ChatGPT to write a follow up blurb. You can see the picture of what it produced. 

At the bottom of the picture you will see “Regenerate response”. If I didn’t like what the first response, I can click that, it will give me a new version. 

To end this blog, I wanted to give you a list of the top 5 potential abuses of ChatGPT. So I asked it to produce those for me. Here they are.

My command: “What are the top 5 potential abuses of chatgpt”

1- Misinformation: ChatGPT can be used to spread false or misleading information, potentially causing harm to individuals or groups.

2- Privacy Invasion: ChatGPT can be trained on personal data to generate private information, potentially violating individual privacy.

3- Bias Amplification: ChatGPT can amplify biases in the training data, leading to discrimination or unequal treatment of certain groups.

4- Manipulation and Persuasion: ChatGPT can be used to manipulate or persuade individuals, potentially leading to unethical outcomes.

5- Cyberbullying: ChatGPT can be used to harass or bully individuals, causing emotional harm and potentially leading to more severe consequences.

Here is the ChatGPT official website were you can try it for yourself.