ChatGPT is the artificial intelligence chatbot of the moment, displaying impressive creative abilities from writing code tutorials to poetry, expanding bullet points into articles, and condensing pages of information into bullet points.
Its creator OpenAI asks that users are cautious with the emergent technology as ChatGPT “may occasionally generate incorrect or misleading information.”
ChatGPT explains the metaverse
ChatGPT is a chatbot that generates answers to written English language prompts. Suggested prompts include “Explain quantum computing in simple terms” to “Got any creative ideas for a 10-year-old’s birthday?”
MetaNews decided to ask ChatGPT “How transformative will the metaverse be?”
ChatGPT begins by defining the metaverse as;
“a term used to describe a collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of the physical and digital worlds,” before going on to say,
“it has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with each other and with the world around us. The metaverse could fundamentally change the way we work, shop, socialize, and even how we think about our own identity. It could also open up new possibilities for entertainment, education, and communication. Overall, the potential impact of the metaverse is vast and varied, and it remains to be seen how it will ultimately shape our future.”
As answers go, that one seems fairly authoritative.
How the ChatGPT chatbot works
ChatGPT doesn’t know or understand anything. It is simply an AI trained to recognize patterns in human speech. Its fuel is text harvested from the internet, with further training from human assistants. The ultimate aim is to create new, better speech from the input it has received.
While the answers may sound human and sometimes even approximate real interaction, there is no guarantee that anything ChatGPT says is true. In that regard perhaps ChatGPT is very human indeed.
Users share their chatbot experiences
ChatGPT has swiftly become a sensation, acquiring 1 million users in its first 5 days of operation.
So far users have tasked the bot with generating code, debugging code, creating a Twitter bot, creating a bespoke fitness plan, writing poetry, creating a personal assistant, and building a marketing strategy.
One user on Twitter has even used ChatGPT to create prompts for AI-generative art.
Guy Parsons, a self-avowed fan of AI art systems such as DALL-E and MidJourney tasked ChatGPT with creating fantasy spaces and environments. He then inserted the descriptions into MidJourney to bring them to life.
— Guy Parsons (@GuyP) December 5, 2022
For now, everyone loves ChatGPT, but with its potential to disrupt countless industries, from coding to design, how long before that love turns to hate?