What is ChatGPT by OpenAI ?

Understanding ChatGPT in its own words.

Taking the internet by storm overnight. After DALL-E 2, ChatGPT is another model that made enthusiasts fall in love with AI again. So, I’ve written this article after interacting with ChatGPT and making it write some beautiful lines.

I’ve come across quite a few posts about ChatGPT on Youtube, Instagram and Medium. I considered it as my sign from the universe to write my first article about it. After reading and playing with it for a while. Here are my understandings about it.

Before we start let me tell you this, I have two things for you by the end of this article.

  1. A secret. (I couldn’t think of another way to make it more engaging)
  2. An article generated by ChatGPT.

Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room.

What is ChatGPT?

AI in Space generated by Roshan Shaik (Me) with DALL.E AI. Loved the Buddhist vibe 🥰

I wondered what it would reply if I asked a question about itself. Guess what it said?

I’m sorry, but I don’t have any information on ChatGPT. As a language model trained by OpenAI, I do not have access to the internet and cannot browse the web to research and provide information on specific topics. I can only provide general information and respond to questions based on my training. Is there something else I can help you with?
– ChatGPT (2022)

Now that it is reluctant to generate real-time information after training on a huge amount of text due to lack of internet. So, here is an answer I’ve found after researching on Google like any other sane person.

The model ChatGPT has been trained to interact in a conversational way. The dialogue format allows ChatGPT to answer follow-up questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests

Examples of inappropriate requests: asking questions about hate speech or asking for help in planning to take over a country are a sample of inappropriate requests. Don’t ask me how I know it.

ChatGPT is based on GPT-3.5, a language model that uses deep learning to generate human-like text. Unlike the older GPT-3 model, which only took text prompts and tried to continue on with its own generated text, ChatGPT is more engaging and capable of generating more detailed text. It can even generate poems. Another unique characteristic of ChatGPT is its memory, which allows it to recall earlier comments in a conversation and share them with the user.

A sample poem generated by ChatGPT (The Secret)

Two lovers lost in different dimensions,

Their love as strong as any other’s mention.

Though separated by the vast expanse of space,

Their hearts beat as one, with a timeless grace.

In one dimension, he is young and free,

In the other, she is wild and carefree.

But in both, their love is pure and true,

Despite the obstacles that they must construe.

They long to be together, to feel each other’s touch,

But their love transcends even time and space, it’s too much.

They are star-crossed lovers, lost in different planes,

But their love will endure, through time and through pains.

They will wait for each other, through all of eternity,

For their love is strong, and it will never be free.

How is ChatGPT trained?

ChatGPT is trained using Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF), which is similar to the methods used by InstructGPT. To train the initial model, human AI trainers provide conversations where they play both the user and AI assistant roles. The trainers are given access to model-written suggestions to help them compose their responses.

To create a reward model for reinforcement learning, comparison data is collected, consisting of two or more model responses ranked by quality. This data is collected by taking conversations between the AI trainers and the chatbot, randomly selecting a model-written message, sampling alternative completions, and having the trainers rank them. Using these reward models, the model is fine-tuned using Proximal Policy Optimization, and several iterations of this process are performed.

Image by OpenAI from ChatGPT.

Finally, The article generated by ChatGPT about Artificial Intelligence Ethics.

Artificial Intelligence Ethics

As artificial intelligence (AI) technology continues to advance, it is becoming increasingly important to consider the ethical implications of AI. While AI has the potential to revolutionize many aspects of our lives, it also raises a number of ethical concerns.

One of the key ethical concerns surrounding AI is the potential for it to be used for malicious purposes. For example, AI algorithms could be used to manipulate public opinion, spread false information, or even commit crimes. These concerns are particularly acute given the rapid pace of AI development and the potential for AI systems to operate autonomally.

Another ethical concern related to AI is the potential for it to be used to discriminate against certain groups of people. AI algorithms are only as good as the data they are trained on, and if the data is biased, the algorithms may produce biased results. This could lead to unfair treatment of certain individuals or groups, such as people of colour, women, or members of the LGBTQ community.

Additionally, the use of AI raises questions about accountability. If an AI system makes a decision that has negative consequences, who is responsible? Is it the developers of the AI, the users of the AI, or the AI itself? These questions are difficult to answer and require careful consideration.

To address these ethical concerns, it is important for society to develop a framework for ethical AI. This could include guidelines for the development and use of AI, as well as mechanisms for holding AI systems accountable for their actions. Such a framework would need to be developed and implemented in a transparent and inclusive manner, involving input from a wide range of stakeholders.

In conclusion, the development of AI technology raises a number of ethical concerns. It is important for society to consider these issues carefully and to develop a framework for ethical AI in order to ensure that this technology is used for the benefit of all.


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