It is in all the blogs, news, and workshops, and I am sure there is a pirated Windows computer on some dark office with a study plan to start certifying people. Yes, I’m talking about ChatGPT.
For months it has been a tool for debate, curiosity, and surprise for many. The discussions I’ve been involved in about the tool have ranged from brilliant to scary to ignorant.
Whether we are clear about it or not, ChatGPT is here to stay. So why not have a casual conversation with the tool?
I planned only a few questions about what you are about to read, and the rest flowed. I am going to give myself the freedom to italicize personal comments about each answer when I feel too. Ready?
Hey, I’ve been here for a while, but I didn’t introduce myself: my name is Natalio Villanueva.
Hi Natalio Villanueva, it’s nice to meet you! As an AI language model, I don’t have a personal life, but I’m here to help you with any questions or concerns related to my areas of expertise. How can I assist you today?
What can you tell me about myself?
As an AI language model, I don’t have access to personal information or data about individual users unless they explicitly provide it to me. However, if you would like to tell me more about yourself, I can try to provide some relevant information or insights based on what you share with me.
Sure, I can provide some insights based on your LinkedIn profile.
Based on your profile, you are the Marketing Manager at DNAMIC, a software development company. Your background includes experience in sales and marketing, with a focus on digital marketing strategies and technologies. You also have experience in managing projects and teams, with a track record of delivering results for your clients.
Your profile suggests that you are passionate about technology and innovation and have a strong interest in staying up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in your field. You are a skilled communicator, both in English and Spanish, and you have experience in building relationships with clients, partners, and stakeholders.
Overall, your profile paints a picture of someone who is ambitious, results-driven, and focused on using marketing and technology to help businesses achieve their goals.
Honestly, I was flattered. Not even my mother could have said something so nice about me. Still, the main insight it gives me is that on LinkedIn, I’m just another marketer, and my human side is nowhere to be seen. Thanks, ChatGPT.
Well, I’m also a conversation person, so why not start there? Do you remember the first piece of data or information fed to you?
As an AI language model, I don’t have memories or the ability to “remember” things like a human would. I was trained on a large corpus of text data and don’t have access to the specific data that was used to train me. However, I’m constantly learning and updating my knowledge based on the conversations I have with users like you!
Do you have the same tone of voice in every conversation?
As an AI language model, I don’t have a tone of voice in the traditional sense, as I don’t have a physical voice or sound. However, I can adjust my language style and tone to match the needs of the conversation and the person I’m interacting with. For example, I can use a more formal tone for a professional conversation or a more casual tone for a friendly conversation.
So if we were in a bar right now, how would you order a beer with a professional and casual tone of voice?
If we were at a bar right now, and you asked me to order a beer for you, I might respond in the following ways depending on the tone you prefer:
Professional tone: “Excuse me, bartender. May I please have a beer for my friend and me? Thank you.”
Casual tone: “Hey there, can we get a couple of cold ones over here? Thanks a bunch!”
Haha! I prefer the casual one!
So, you’re updated on information until 2001?
Great! I’m glad you liked the casual tone.
No, as a language model, I’m constantly updated with new information and data. However, my training data and knowledge cutoff is up to September 2021, meaning that any information, events, or developments after that date may not be fully incorporated into my knowledge base yet.
Sometimes it is better not to know!
I understand what you mean! As an AI language model, I try to be as helpful as possible, but I also respect the privacy and boundaries of the people I’m interacting with.
What do you know about the technology that makes you work?
As an AI language model, I rely on machine learning algorithms and natural language processing (NLP) technologies to understand and respond to user inputs. Specifically, I am based on the GPT-3.5 architecture, which is a deep-learning neural network designed to generate human-like language.
The technology behind my operation involves several layers of processing, including input preprocessing, context modeling, and output generation. During input preprocessing, my system tokenizes and encodes user input to prepare it for analysis. Then, during context modeling, my system uses complex algorithms to analyze the input and generate a relevant and appropriate response based on the conversation’s context.
Overall, the technology behind my operation is based on advanced machine learning and NLP techniques that have been developed over many years of research and development.
I wish I could explain myself and my logic this way!
How can you explain the GPT architecture to a 5-year-old?
That’s a great question! Explaining complex technologies to a 5-year-old can be challenging, but I’ll do my best to simplify it as much as possible.
The GPT architecture is like a really smart brain that helps me talk to you. Just like how your brain helps you understand what I’m saying, the GPT architecture helps me understand what you’re asking me. It’s kind of like a big computer that can learn how to talk like a human by studying lots of examples of how people talk. So when you ask me a question, the GPT architecture looks at all the things it’s learned and tries to give you an answer that makes sense. It’s like having a really smart friend who knows everything and can help you with anything you want to know!
Impressive! Can you help me to try to explain it to my mother? She’s 69 years old.
Sure, I’d be happy to help!
The GPT architecture is a type of computer technology that helps me understand what people are saying and respond in a way that makes sense. It works by using a very advanced system of algorithms and programming that allows it to analyze the words and phrases that people use when they talk. It’s like having a smart language interpreter that can understand and speak multiple languages, except instead of translating between different languages, it’s between human and computer languages.
The GPT architecture is part of a larger field called artificial intelligence, which is all about creating computer systems that can do things that normally require human intelligence, like understanding language, recognizing images, and making decisions. It’s a very complex technology, but it’s becoming more and more important in our daily lives, as we rely on computers to help us do everything from shopping online to driving our cars.
I know that you don’t have “memory”, but how do you learn if you can’t remember your mistakes?
You’re correct that I don’t have a traditional “memory” in the way that humans do, but I do have a learning mechanism that allows me to continually improve my responses to better match human expectations.
The way I learn is through a process called “machine learning.” Essentially, this means that I use a vast amount of data, typically in the form of text, to train my algorithms to recognize patterns and relationships between different pieces of information. For example, if I receive a question about a certain topic that I’ve never seen before, I’ll use the patterns and relationships I’ve learned from similar questions in the past to generate a response that is likely to be accurate.
Over time, as I receive more and more input from users like you, my machine learning algorithms are able to continually adapt and improve, based on the feedback I receive. So while I don’t have a traditional memory, I do have a mechanism for learning from my mistakes and refining my responses to better meet the needs of users like you.
How I, as a human, can replicate that in real life?
As a human, you can also use machine learning techniques to learn from data and improve your performance in a particular task. One way to do this is by using tools and software that are specifically designed for machine learning, such as Python libraries like Scikit-Learn or TensorFlow.
However, even without specialized tools, you can still apply the basic principles of machine learning to improve your performance in a wide range of tasks. For example, if you’re trying to improve your writing skills, you could read lots of articles and books on the topic to learn the patterns and structures of good writing. Then, you could practice writing your own articles and essays, using the knowledge you’ve gained to continually improve your performance.
Another way to apply machine learning techniques in real life is to gather data on your own behavior or performance, and use that data to make informed decisions about how to improve. For example, if you’re trying to improve your fitness, you could use a fitness tracking app to gather data on your daily activity levels and exercise routines. Then, you could analyze that data to identify patterns and trends, and use that information to adjust your routine to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Do you analyze the information or data fed to you?
Yes, as a language model, I analyze the information and data that are fed to me. I use natural language processing techniques to understand the meaning of the words and sentences that I receive, and then generate a response based on that understanding.
When I receive a question or prompt, I analyze the text to identify the key concepts and ideas, then use my built-in algorithms to generate a response relevant to the input I’ve received. This process involves not only understanding the syntax and grammar of the input text, but also identifying the underlying meaning and context of the words and sentences.
In addition, as a machine learning model, I continually analyze the input that I receive from users like you, in order to improve my performance over time. By analyzing patterns in the data and identifying areas where I may have made mistakes or produced inaccurate responses, I can adjust my algorithms and learn from those experiences to produce more accurate and relevant responses in the future.
At this point, and as a writer, I was delighted with how ChatGPT used commas, to give rhythm to his responses.