What is ChatGPT?
We’re in 2023, and everyone started talking about artificial intelligence. ChatGPT, on the other hand, is an artificial intelligence product that is on everyone’s lips, especially in corporate life. So what is ChatGPT? What does it do? Who developed it and what will it offer us in the future? In this article, I will talk about some of these.
What is ChatGPT? ChatGPT is a language model developed by OpenAI, which was founded in 2015 and is now one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence companies. The purpose of the company was to develop artificial intelligence technologies for the benefit of humanity, and was established as a non-profit institution. The company co-founded by Elon Musk (Yes, he’s leaving later), Sam Altman and Greg Brockman; They work with scientists, engineers and researchers to develop artificial intelligence technologies. By the way, ChatGPT is not the only artificial intelligence product they have; The visual artificial intelligence Dall-e and the sound model Vall-e, which you may have heard of, are also products developed by OpenAI.
The emergence of ChatGPT dates back to the establishment of OpenAI. OpenAI, whose founding purpose is to lead the development of artificial intelligence technologies and ensure that they are used for the benefit of people, has developed a series of artificial intelligence projects to achieve this goal. One of these was ChatGPT, but it took the end of 2022 for the product to become available as beta.
ChatGPT stands for “ Generative Pretrained Transformer”. This language model is pre-trained using a large dataset and made available for natural language processing tasks. ChatGPT can be used to generate text in a human-like manner, and this infrastructure can also be embedded within a different application. For example chatbots, text completion tools, translation tools, educational apps, etc.
With Microsoft partnering OpenAI in 2022 and investing $1 Billion in the project, the system started to develop with incredible momentum and was upgraded to the v4 version in a very short time. It also managed to become the platform that reached 200 million users in the shortest time . Microsoft has already started adding additional features to almost all of its products using the OpenAI infrastructure so that everyone can benefit from this blessing . Of course, Microsoft is not the only example in this regard, many companies are announcing that they have added additional ChatGPT-based features to their products. I will write about some of them later.
During the development of ChatGPT, it is said that 117 million different words and phrases were used. This data allowed the artificial intelligence system to learn human language. ChatGPT can be used in many different languages as it is a language model that can be adapted to different languages thanks to this infrastructure. For example, if you ask him a question in Turkish, it can answer in Turkish; and if you ask him in German, it can answer in German.
“Okay, but what’s the catch for daily life?”
ChatGPT can be added to many potential applications that can be used in different fields. For example, ChatGPT systems can be used for customer service and marketing activities, can be added as an assistant trainer to training tools, can be used to plan for you ahead of the planning process, etc. The examples are countless because we are talking about an artificial intelligence that has knowledge on almost every subject. You ask it to do the preliminary research for you. Let me give you an example of how knowledgeable it is here; ChatGPT took a law exam and passed it successfully. Look, we are not talking about questions with definite answers here, we are talking about a case and an artificial intelligence that can make the right legal decision by interpreting this case correctly. It’s awkardly incredible. There are many resources for the case but I leave one here – https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/chatgpt-passes-law-school-exams-despite-mediocre-performance-2023-01-25/
It can also be added to Power Virtual Agent, which is currently Microsoft’s virtual chat bot application, and can be used to respond to customers who reach a company from a written channel. Or, it can analyze the communications you have with your customers and provide you with ready-made texts on topics such as how you can respond to that customer or how you can send a marketing e-mail. Microsoft has added ChatGPT as an available service on Azure as well. In the very near future, it will continue to add ChatGPT-based features to all Office applications, Power Platform and Dynamics 365 applications.
Microsoft named its ChatGPT assistant features ‘Copilot’. Its the advanced Siri or Google Assistant of corporate life. With this assistant, for example, you will tell Excel what kind of report you need, Excel will create your report. You will tell PowerBI what you need and your graph will be created automatically. When you want to create an automation flow or develop a small application, you will tell Power Platform what you need and your application will be created automatically. The Teams application will listen to your meeting and will be able to create your meeting notes at the end of the meeting, create calendars and tasks about what meeting attendees want and when the next action should be taken. Although these may seem like a dream, they are very successful features that are currently in beta versions and being tested.
Apart from these features that will facilitate our work in corporate life, you can already use it as a search engine or a source of information in daily life. Microsoft took the biggest step in this regard by adding ChatGPT to the search engine Bing thus increasing the number of daily users of Bing to over 100 million. Of course, it is also worth mentioning that since it is an artificial intelligence that is still in beta, you may not always get correct answers. So if you are going to use a text or an answer from ChatGPT in an important point, it is best to verify the information :)
Although there are many moral questions and opposing views about the use of articles and images produced by artificial intelligence in your thesis, social media or for making money or for other purposes, I believe that a properly used technology will do more good than harm. Let’s address these moral concerns in another article.
In particular, just as Google Assistant surprised us when it first came into our lives, now it seems to be the era of ChatGPT and serves a much greater purpose. We now have a personal assistant that listens, responds, speeds up and automates our work as if we were inside a sci-fi movie. As in all matters, although excessive use of technology may cause some psychological or ethical problems, we should thank thousands of people for the development and dissemination of all kinds of technologies that make our lives easier and benefit from its blessings in the right way. Remember; Devices such as computers and calculators also struggled with many opposing views when they first came out. Now they have become an indispensable part of our lives.
If you want to go for a test ride, you can try ChatGPT at https://chat.openai.com/
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