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Please note: This guide is intended for informational purposes, and is by no means exhaustive! ChatGPT and other Generative AI systems are constantly and rapidly changing. We offer this guide as a tool to get you started. Please get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, or new resources/information!
Generative AI, or Generative Artificial Intelligence, are systems that create and generate new content such as text (like ChatGPT), images, videos, music, and more. These systems are trained using existing materials and data to learn patterns. When prompted, they are then able to generate content and details that are similar or closely match the material it was trained on.
Source: Islam, A. (2023, March 21). A history of generative AI: From GAN to GPT-4. Marktechpost. https://www.marktechpost.com/2023/03/21/a-history-of-generative-ai-from-gan-to-gpt-4/
ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, is a large language model that generates text based on prompts. ChatGPT is trained on data in the form of texts from the internet, books, and other sources in order to learn human-language patterns. It uses transformer architecture (GPT stands for Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) that looks at sequential data (i.e. sentences) and the relationship between the words. For a more in depth look into AI programming language, check out A History of Generative AI: From GAN to GPT-4.
By now, you have most likely heard of the drawbacks to using ChatGPT. These include, but are not limited to:
To use ChatGPT, you will need to create an account: https://chat.openai.com/. They have both a free version and a paid version.
With an account you can:
But, keep in mind with any of these functions: As previously stated, ChatGPT's general knowledge only goes up until the Fall of 2021 and it may produce misinformation.