What is ChatGPT?
- ChatGPT is a conversational chatbot. It is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that is designed to carry out conversation with humans.
- It is based on a technology called natural language processing (NLP), which allows it to understand and generate human-like text.
- In practical terms, this means that one can have a conversation with ChatGPT as if it were a real person.
- One way that ChatGPT can be used is as a chatbot, which is a computer program that simulates conversation with human users, especially over the Internet.
How Does ChatGPT Work?
- To carry out a conversation, ChatGPT uses a process called machine learning.
- This involves feeding the AI a large amount of data, such as transcripts of human conversations or written texts, and using algorithms to analyze this data and learn from it.
- These algorithms are designed to identify patterns and relationships in the data, and to use this information to make predictions or generate responses.
- As a result, ChatGPT is able to generate responses that are more human-like and sophisticated than those of some other chatbots.
- ChatGPT can answer follow-up questions, and can also admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.
- The reason ChatGPT has generated so much discussion is because of the kind of answers it gives.
- It is being seen as a replacement for the basic emails, party planning lists, CVs, and even college essays and homework.
- It can also be used to write code, solve math equations, and spot errors in code.
Limitations of ChatGPT
- ChatGPT sometimes writes plausible-sounding but incorrect or nonsensical answers.
- The model is often excessively verbose and overuses certain phrases.
- Also, the chatbot is sensitive to how the input is phrased. For example, it may have an answer to a query phrased in one style, but the model may not know the answer if given a slightly different phrase.
- Some users have been testing the bot’s capability to do nefarious things.
- Illicit actors have tried to bypass the tool’s safeguards and carry out malicious use cases with varying degrees of success
- Users claimed the chatbot helped them write malicious code even though they claimed to be amateurs.
- Although OpenAI notes that asking its bot for illegal or phishing content may violate its content policy, for someone trespassing such policies, the bot provides a starting point.
- For example, Cybersecurity firm Check Point’s researchers tested the bot by asking it to draft a phishing email for a fictional webhosting firm.ChatGPT gave an impressive ‘phishing email’ in reply.
- Large language models (LLM) can be easily automated to launch complicated attack processes to generate other malicious artifacts.
- Teachers and academicians have also expressed concerns over ChatGPT’s impact on written assignments. They note that the bot could be used to turn in plagiarised essays that could be hard to detect for time-pressed invigilators.
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