Why is Everyone Talking about ChatGPT?
09th December 2022

Why is Everyone Talking about ChatGPT?

By now you may have already heard and read if not played, the phenomenon called ChatGPT. Hopes are high that it may accelerate the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NPL) in daily life. So, what exactly is ChatGPT?

Remember the guessing game that you play when interacting with a chat interface to determine if it’s a human or a bot. In 9 out of 10 cases we can easily guess a bot because of the nature of responses and the mistakes in understanding our request. The ‘canned’ messages easily give away the game.

ChatGPT makes it very difficult to determine because of its ability to create dynamic sentences. It does not rely on ‘canned’ responses but uses its vast unstructured datastore to build the best answer. And its repertoire is expanding so fast that soon it may have the ability to answer all that we seek in a Google Search.

OpenAI is the platform that powers the ChatGPT player. It uses a language model trained to produce text (human-like). A technique called Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback (RLHF) is used to train the model to improve its answers.

A question like – Why are people flocking to Dubai to invest in real estate? Evoked the following answer from ChatGPT “People may be flocking to Dubai for real estate for a number of reasons. Some possible reasons include the city’s strong economy and steady growth, its attractive tax laws and favorable business environment, and its reputation as a global hub for tourism and commerce. Additionally, Dubai is known for its luxury properties and high-end developments, which may be attractive to people looking to invest in high-quality real estate. Finally, the city’s strategic location, warm climate, and diverse culture may also be appealing to many people looking to buy real estate.”

That’s awesome. And to train it better a human feedback like – “Other reasons include the political and economic disruptions in the region and the world makes Dubai a safe haven for investments” will be tested against other similar feedback to improve the answer to include the other factors.

So where does ChatGPT learn all this? Why not ask this question to ChatGPT directly?

Mohammed Sutarwala, Managing Director, emQube

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