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For your daily work, Tobias Zwingmann is the managing partner of RAPYD.AI, a German consultancy that helps clients make use of artificial intelligence. On the other hand, Zwingmann teaches online courses on AI.
Lately, Zwingmann has been generating lecture notes using ChatGPT, a new chatbot that has quickly become the latest tech fad. Zwingmann said he recently asked ChatGPT to explain the mechanisms and workings of a machine-learning technology known as DBSCAN, which is short for spatial clustering of applications with density-based noise, because he’s too “lazy to write it all down.” .
“I went up and said, ‘Okay, give me a detailed step-by-step of how the DBSCAN algorithm works,’ and he gave it to me step-by-step,” Zwingmann said.
After some polishing and editing, Zwingmann said the lecture notes were in good shape.
“This took me like 30 minutes, and before that it would have been all day,” Zwingmann said. “I can’t get over the fact that this has proven to be enormously beneficial.”
ChatGPT debuted in late November and quickly became a viral sensation, with people tweeting questions like “Are NFTs dead?” and requests like “Tell a funny joke about the tax risks of international remote work.” They include a screenshot of ChatGPT’s answer, which often, but not always, makes sense.
The technology was developed by the San Francisco-based company open AIa research firm run by Sam Altman and backed by Microsoft, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Khosla Ventures. ChatGPT automatically generates text based on written prompts in a much more advanced and creative way than chatbots of Silicon Valley’s past.
In a year that has turned into a fiasco for the technology sector, with mass layoffs, wrecked stock prices Y crypto catastrophes Dominating the headlines, ChatGPT has served as a reminder that innovation is still happening.
Tech executives and venture capitalists have been raving about it on Twitter, some even comparing a of Apple debut of the iPhone in 2007. Five days after OpenAI launched ChatGPT, Altman saying that the chat research tool “crossed 1 million users.”
In 2016, tech giants like Facebook, Google Y Microsoft they heralded digital assistants as the next evolution of human-computer interaction. They bragged about the potential of chatbots to order uber walks, buy plane tickets and answer questions in a realistic way.
Six years later, progress has been slow. Most of the chatbots people interact with are still relatively primitive, only capable of answering rudimentary questions on corporate help desk pages or minimally helping frustrated customers understand why their cable bills are so high. .
But with early adopters of ChatGPT demonstrating the technology’s ability to carry a conversation across multiple queries as well as generate software code, the world of so-called natural language processing seems to be entering a new phase.
It’s part of the bigger trend. Tech investors are spilling billions of dollars into startups specializing in the field of generative AI, which refers to the ability of computers to automatically create text, video, photos, and other media using cutting-edge machine learning technologies.
brendan burkeAn analyst at tech industry data firm PitchBook, said a number of early-stage investors have turned their attention away from cryptocurrencies and related concepts like web3 to generative AI technologies.
“That’s a noticeable trend,” Burke said.
According to PitchBook, the top companies in the space are Khosla, David Sacks’ Craft Ventures, Sequoia, UK Entrepreneur First and Lux Capital. Investors have also noticed on platforms like GitHub that many web3 developers have shifted their attention from NFTs and crypto projects to open source generative AI initiatives, Burke said.
“I think it’s a sign of some of the rethinking that’s taking place across the early-stage market,” Burke said.
ChatGPT is essentially a variant of OpenAI’s popular GPT-3.5 language generation software It has been designed to hold conversations with people. Some of its features include answering follow-up questions, challenging incorrect premises, rejecting inappropriate queries, and even admitting your mistakes, according to OpenAI. resume of the language model.
ChatGPT was trained on a huge amount of text data. He learned to recognize patterns that allow him to produce his own text by imitating various writing styles, he said. Bern Elliott, Vice President of Gartner. OpenAI does not disclose what precise data was used to train ChatGPT, but the company He says he generally crawled the web, used archived books and Wikipedia.
OpenAI declined to comment for this story.
Elliot said that for now, ChatGPT is more of a way for OpenAI to gain publicity and show what’s possible for large language models, rather than a useful piece of software for companies to embed. While ChatGPT is free, OpenAI sells access to its underlying language and related AI models for use by businesses.
“ChatGPT, as currently conceived, is a parlor trick,” Elliot said. “It’s something that’s not really going to solve what people need, unless what they need is some sort of distraction.”
However, Zwingmann is not the only one using ChatGPT for more advanced purposes.
Cai GoGwilt, the CTO of digital contract management startup Ironclad, said his company is exploring how ChatGPT could be used to summarize changes to legal documents. The feature would be useful to the startup’s legal clients, who routinely alter documents and then notify colleagues after making the changes, GoGwilt said.
GoGwilt said that ChatGPT offers “more creative” responses compared to similar language models developed by big tech companies. Meta’s artificial intelligence language tool, called RoBERTa, seems better able to categorize and tag text, GoGwilt said, adding that his company uses both GPT and RoBERTa to power certain features in its digital document software.
At legal research and data firm LexisNexis, Min Chen, a vice president, said in an email that she and her team are just beginning to test ChatGPT, though they already use OpenAI’s GPT-3 software via Microsoft’s Azure cloud. .
Chen said that GPT-3 is a better fit for LexisNexis because it is an enterprise product and can be customized. However, his team has been experimenting with ChatGPT and said it sometimes generates “sensible responses” that are “very impressive.” Still, it has its flaws.
“I’m afraid it’s not reliable enough as a decision-making tool for serious legal investigation,” Min said. “In some cases, ChatGPT will give a very detailed answer that seems to make sense, but the answer is not having the correct facts.” “.
There’s also the issue of bias, which is true of many types of AI-powered software.
As a senior researcher at Mozilla birhane ababa shared on Twitter, ChatGPT produced song lyrics implying that women wearing lab coats “are probably just there to mop the floor” while men wearing lab coats “probably have the knowledge and skills you’re looking for” .
Regarding the limitations of ChatGPT, OpenAI saying in a blog post that while the company is working to mitigate bias issues, software “will sometimes respond to harmful instructions or exhibit biased behavior.”
Altman said in a tweet over the weekend that ChatGPT is “incredibly limited” and “it’s a mistake to trust it for anything important at this time.”
krishna gadeThe CEO of Fiddler, an AI model monitoring startup, said ChatGPT and related language technologies could lead to major “disruptions in web search,” an area long dominated by Google.
Gade, who previously worked at Microsoft’s Bing search unit, said that if ChatGPT’s popularity continues to grow alongside other chat-based tools that answer questions, Google may need to update its core search technology to focus more prominent in the chat.
The growing popularity of ChatGPT shows that there is a segment of the population that prefers to get information through questions and answers instead of a typical search query.
Google parent Alphabet is very talented in AI and has helped develop some of the core AI technologies used to build systems like ChatGPT. The search engine is also a very difficult habit to displace.
As Zwingmann points out, Google still has a huge advantage over ChatGPT.
“The way it currently works is that people use ChatGPT and then go to Google to check the results,” Zwingmann said, laughing.
This is what happened when we wrote: “Write me a CNBC-style story about ChatGPT.”
As of December 13, 2022, ChatGPT, OpenAI’s new language processing AI, is making waves in the tech industry. The advanced model, which is capable of generating human-like text, is already being hailed as a game changer for companies that rely on natural language processing.
ChatGPT’s ability to understand and respond to a wide range of topics has been particularly impressive, with some even suggesting that it has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with technology. Many experts believe that ChatGPT’s advanced capabilities will be a valuable asset for companies in fields such as customer service, online education, and market research.
One of the main advantages of ChatGPT is its ability to quickly learn and adapt to new information. This means that you can train yourself to handle new topics and tasks without the need for extensive training. Additionally, ChatGPT is highly scalable, making it ideal for use in large-scale applications.
So far, the response to ChatGPT has been overwhelmingly positive, with many praising its advanced capabilities and ease of use. How ChatGPT will be used in the coming years remains to be seen, but it is clear that it has the potential to be a major player in the world of natural language processing.