ChatGPT is one of the best AI chatbots created by AI research firm OpenAI which uses natural language processing techniques to generate responses that are easily understandable by humans.
In other words, ChatGPT is a generative AI that takes inputs in the form of prompts and comes up with responses.
So, whether you want to know the best places to travel during summer in the United States, create content for your blog, social media profiles, generate a caption for an image, or want to get your school/college assignments done, ChatGPT is always ready to help you.
Whether you want to create a professional resume with all the formatting and important headlines, a properly formatted blog post, want to generate blog post ideas, or even write code in any programming language, ChatGPT will get it done in seconds.
ChatGPT uses tons of parameters to serve you tailored responses within seconds.
Who Created This Amazing Tool & When Was It Launched?
ChatGPT works based on a natural language processing technique to take the query and generate human-like responses in a text format that is easy to understand.
It was created by OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT. OpenAI was started in 2015 by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, and other 2 people as a non-profit organization.
If you are wondering who owns ChatGPT currently, it is the founders & investors.
It asks for information about the person at the time or ChatGPT sign-up process, so that it can generate tailored and personalized responses.
ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence company backed by Elon Mask and other well-known personalities.
ChatGPT was launched in the last week of November 2022 and within five days, it crossed the 1 million users milestone.
It is the quickest to reach this milestone, even Instagram, Facebook, and Netflix couldn’t reach the 1 million mark so quickly.
Soon after the launch of ChatGPT, all the big companies including Google launched their own AI chatbot to be in the race.
Google announced Bard quickly to compete with ChatGPT.
In a Google Bard Vs ChatGPT, ZDNET compared both the chatbot based on various aspects and finally chose ChatGPT over Google Bard.
Brief About OpenAI- Parent Company of ChatGPT
OpenAI is an artificial intelligence research company located in San Francisco and was established back in 2015.
It was started by a group of people including Elon Musk who pledged about 1 billion dollars.
Bill Gates Microsoft also made an investment of 1 billion dollars in 2019 followed by multiple investment rounds totaling close to 10 billion dollars as of 2023.
Microsoft also uses ChatGPT to power its own search engine, Bing.
The company is about 7 years old (at the time of writing this post) and has 375 employees.
The company has five different products:
- GPT-4 (apart from ChatGPT -1, 2, 3)
- OpenAI Five
- OpenAI Codex
ChatGPT is the leading AI Chatbot leaving Google’s Bard far behind. It is a huge threat to Google Bard as it is much more advanced and offers better features.
ChatGPT generates responses in text format.
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Advantages of ChatGPT:
There are several advantages of ChatGPT besides the basic ones such as getting responses to your queries, getting code written in different programming languages, etc.
Here are the other advantages of ChatGPT:
- Instant Responses:- ChatGPT is an AI-based chatbot that answers all your queries instantly. So whether you want it to write a resume, or complete your school assignment, ChatGPT can complete the tasks within seconds.
- Availability 24×7:- ChatGPT is an AI-based chatbot that is available 24×7. So if you need to get an answer to any of the queries that popped up in your mind at midnight, ChatGPT is available for you. All you need is an internet connection and a laptop.
- Response in Different Languages:- ChatGPT understands 100s of different languages such as French, Italian, German, Hindi, Dutch, Spanish, etc. So if you are from France, you can write a query in French and ChatGPT will respond in French as well.
- Huge Knowledgebase:- ChatGPT uses a huge dataset of texts to generate tailored responses to your queries. The upgraded version of ChatGPT -4 uses 1 trillion parameters to answer every single question you ask from ChatGPT.
- Quick and Efficient Responses:- ChatGPT generates responses in seconds making it an efficient tool for handling complex tasks.
- Personalized Responses:- At the time of creating an account, ChatGPT asks for personal information such as Name, phone number, etc.
How to Start with ChatGPT
ChatGPT is a user-friendly AI Chatbot that is very easy to get your hands on. All you need is a laptop with an internet connection, and you’re ready to use ChatGPT.
First, you need to go to chat.openai.com which opens the login page of ChatGPT.
If you have an account, choose the “Log in” button & enter the credentials.
If you don’t have an account, you can choose to create one. Learn How to Create ChatGPT Account
Alternatively, you can use your Gmail/Microsoft account to log in to ChatGPT.
I prefer this method because it is quicker and more convenient.
After logging into your account (if you are phone verified), type your query and press Enter.
If this is your first time trying to use ChatGPT, you need to verify your phone number.
Go through the phone verification process and complete the sign-up process before being able to use ChatGPT.
Once, you are done with Signing up & Log in, type your query and hit enter. ChatGPT will start generating responses.
Limitations of ChatGPT
ChatGPT is a highly advanced Chatbot that uses the latest technology to generate responses accurately and quickly.
Yet, it has certain limitations as well.
Lack of the latest information
As I said before, it’s an advanced AI-based chatbot but its knowledge has a cut-off date.
It will not be able to answer queries about the events that took place after 2021.
So for any event that took place after 2021, ChatGPT has no answer for it.
For example, I asked ChatGPT about the “iPhone 14 release date” & here is the response.
We already have iPhone 14 release date which is September 16, 2022.
However, since it can’t respond to the event that happened after 2021, it is not able to answer this query.
It says, as an AI model, its knowledge cutoff date is 2021.
Lack of Emotional Aspect
ChatGPT is a bot, hence, it lacks an emotional touch to every response to a query.
So, it becomes ineffective when the emotion and empathy angle is essential in response.
Though the creator makes sure the Chatbot is completely secured but is not.
It is vulnerable to data breaches and hacking. If that happens, it can leak important information about the users.
In this incident, reported by BBC, a technical glitch in ChatGPT allowed some users to see the chat history titles of other users; ChatGPT CEO, Sam Altman confirmed the incident.
ChatGPT is supported in many countries, but some country users still have to wait some more to get access to this amazing tool.
Also, ChatGPT has been restricted access in some countries due to the laws and regulations laid down by the respective countries.
If you want to check if the ChatGPT is allowed in your nation, here is the list of supported countries
Is there a ChatGPT App available?
ChatGPT was launched as a web-based tool and there was no Android or iOS app available at the moment. However, it was believed that the company would release the app for both platforms.
The web version is mobile-friendly and you can use ChatGPT just like you’d on a computer. It could have been used on mobile devices through the website.
But the Good News is that OpenAI launched the ChatGPT app for iOS on May 26, 2023, with a promise that they will soon launch an Android app as well.
After a few weeks, OpenAI released the ChatGPT Android app as well which is available in all the supported countries. Interested people can download the ChatGPT Android app from the Google Play store.
The iOS app is available in many countries but not all. It will be launched for all the countries soon.
Is there a Paid version of ChatGPT available?
Yes, ChatGPT has a paid version and the company calls it ChatGPT Plus. There are several advantages of ChatGPT Plus.
The subscription fee of ChatGPT Plus is $20/month.
So if you want to use ChatGPT Plus, make sure you are ready to pay the regular $20/month.
Being a Plus version user, you’ll have the below advantages: Go through the article ChatGPT vs ChatGPT Plus.
- Early access to updates.
- Being a Plus user, you’ll have normal access even at the time of peak hours.
- Plus users experience a fast response rate.
- Uninterrupted service (unless there is a problem from the ChatGPT backend).
Does ChatGPT save data?
Yes, ChatGPT saves users’ data.
All the questions you ask ChatGPT are saved in your account as “History“. All the chats can be accessed from the left-hand side history and continue with any of them at any time.
Also, personal information such as name, email, and contact details are collected at the time of sign-up.
ChatGPT Plugins help extend the power of ChatGPT further. OpenAI has added ChatGPT Plugins support to ChatGPT but the feature is available only for ChatGPT Plus subscribers. So if you are a free member, you can not take advantage of this feature.
Being a ChatGPT Plus subscriber you will have to pay $20/month. It is not a one-time fee.
From the left-hand side menu, click the three dots in front of your name and then go to Settings.
Go to Beta Features and activate “Plugins” with a slider button. Click the slider and the feature will turn on.
You’ll then have access to the Plugin store where you can download Plugins of your choice.
You are allowed to activate up to 3 plugins at a time.
When was ChatGPT Released?
The ChatGPT was released in November 2022 and it was a huge success for Open AI. Within five days of its launch, ChatGPT gained 1 million registered users. As of today, the number is very big.
Is ChatGPT Free?
Yes, ChatGPT is free, however, they have a premium version as well that has several advantages over the free version. The premium version costs $20/month.
What ChatGPT Can be Used For?
There are several applications of ChatGPT but all of them have to do with “Text” only at the moment. One can generate blog post ideas and social Media posts, Create e-books, and courses, have a YouTube video script written, write poems, story or a programmer can use ChatGPT to generate pieces of code in any programming language.
When is the GPT-5 Release date?
Well, the company’s CEO Sam Altman has said the company is focussing on improving GPT-4 (ChatGPT Plus) and there is news about GPT 5 release date. However, rumors are swirling around the world that GPT 5 may finish the training by the end of 2023 and after that, GPT 5 could be released.