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Chat GPT an exciting new superpower or a disaster?

Updated: Feb 20, 2023



Chat GPT…….you will be hearing a lot more about this.


You may have heard on the news recently about teachers and lecturers concern that their students are using an artificial intelligence program to create their studies for them. It isn’t just educators who have been rattled by this development, the big tech companies are feeling the impact too.



As a small business interested in digital development, here is my first venture into the world of easily accessible AI, with an explanation of how you can try it too.


This is Microsoft's official explanation of why they have introduced the new technology.


“OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company. Our mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.”


I think all of humanity will find it rather confusing to begin with, but time will tell, there is no question that it will have an impact. Could this be an exciting new superpower or will it be a disaster?


I tried it out and asked the following questions to help me explain this complex concept to my readers in simple language, here are the results.



My Question: Explain Chat GPT to a 10 year old.


Chat GPT response: ChatGPT is a computer program that can hold conversations with people. It's kind of like having a smart robot friend who you can talk to and ask questions, and it will try to answer you in a way that makes sense.




My Question: explain Chat GPT in simple language.


Chat GPT response: Chat GPT is an AI language model developed by Open AI that is capable of generating human-like text based on the input provided to it. It's been trained on a massive amount of text data and can generate answers to questions, write stories or articles, and even hold a conversation. It works by using machine learning algorithms to identify patterns in the text data it's been trained on and generating new text based on those patterns. The goal of Chat GPT is to produce text that is so similar to human writing that it can be difficult to distinguish from text written by a human.





My question: How will chat GPT impact original human ideas?


Chat GPT response: ChatGPT and other AI language models are likely to have an impact on original human ideas by providing new forms of inspiration and enabling more efficient content creation. However, it's important to note that AI language models like ChatGPT are trained on vast amounts of existing human-generated text and can only generate text that is similar to what they have seen before. They are not capable of truly original ideas or creative thought. Ultimately, the impact of AI language models on original human ideas will depend on how they are used and the extent to which they are integrated into creative processes.





Solid helpful and convincing answers, could you spot the difference between an AI answer and one written by a human?


Would you consider using this tool to create content ideas for your business?


How well will the AI develop to express emotion, heart, soul, humour, empathy, nuance the essence of human story telling that has bound us together throughout history.


Chat GPT an exciting new superpower or a disaster? I don’t think I can answer my own question yet it’s too soon, but one thing is for sure, you will be hearing a great deal more on the subject in 2023.


How to use Chat GTP


You can log on for free at https://openai.com/

Select the “Try” button at the top of the page.



Don’t be surprised if it is not working due to the fact it is so popular right now. The chat bot will keep you entertained and explain what to do while you are waiting!

When it does work, type in your question and its as simple as that!


Let me know what you think in the comments below.


P.S.As a designer I am obsessed by the addition of AI generated images but more of that next month!

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