What is chatgpt: Definition and 36 Discussions

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot developed by OpenAI and released in November 2022. It is built on top of OpenAI's GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 foundational large language models (LLMs) and has been fine-tuned (an approach to transfer learning) using both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques.
ChatGPT launched as a prototype on November 30, 2022, and garnered attention for its detailed responses and articulate answers across many domains of knowledge. Its propensity to confidently provide factually incorrect responses has been identified as a significant drawback. In 2023, following the release of ChatGPT, OpenAI's valuation was estimated at US$29 billion. The advent of the chatbot has increased competition within the space, motivating the creation of Google's Bard and Meta's LLaMA.
The original release of ChatGPT was based on GPT-3.5. A version based on GPT-4, the newest OpenAI model, was released on March 14, 2023, and is available for paid subscribers on a limited basis.
ChatGPT and GPT-4 have led leading computer scientists such as Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio to voice concerns, including that future AI systems may surpass human intelligence, pursue misaligned goals, and pose existential risks.

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  1. sbrothy

    Using ChatGPT to help story building

    I'm sure I'm not alone in walking around with a a half-baked plot for a story percolating down my mind. Yesterday I served the overall plot to ChatGPT and (not surprisingly) it came up with a ton of good suggestions for developing the story. (It also told me my idea was a good one but it...
  2. S

    Suggestion Can ChatGPT discussions be subdivided into categories?

    Having used ChatGPT several times, I predict it will become an extremely popular topic of conversation. Threads about such bots are getting too long, so I suggest subdividing discussions of ChatGPT and other online AI bots into categories. On the one hand, some people enjoy posting about...
  3. PeterDonis

    Insights Is ChatGPT Reliable for Answering Questions?

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  4. jedishrfu

    Kyle Hill on How ChatGPT works internally

    Kyle Hill gets into the internals of how ChatGPT works:
  5. S

    ChatGPT does social engineering?

    Did this really happen? Fact check, anyone?
  6. M

    Solving Semi-circle Inside Triangle Geometry Problem

    Gave following to bing chat and chatgpt, Both gave wrong answers. Any thoughts? ------------------------------ Geometry problem: Semi-circle inside triangle: Triangle with known length sides a, b, c where a is the longest. Place inside the triangle a semi-circle with entire diameter resting...
  7. Borg

    What's Your Funniest ChatGPT Interaction?

    What are some of the more amusing things that you've done with ChatGPT? Post your conversations here. Here's a prompt that I ran across in a YouTube video on GPT: Write a tweet about iPhones but do it like you are Quentin Tarantino dehydrated in a desert. "Lost in the desert with no water...
  8. A

    I fed ChatGPT a bunch of metaphysics and asked for a story proposal

    from chat-gpt: The Eternal Traveller Summary: In a universe that is infinite, unbound, isomorphic, and has zero curvature, all possible places and times coexist together. From the perspective of a photon, there is no travel time, and a being in the form of light could instantly travel to all...
  9. M

    Can AI handle geometry problems?

    Can AI or GPT-4 answer the following? ------------------------------- Geometry problem: Triangle with known length sides a, b, c where a is the longest. Place inside the triangle a semi-circle with diameter on side a. What is radius of largest possible semi-circle in terms of side lengths?
  10. Pythagorean

    Can ChatGPT be Used for World-Building and Historical Reconstructions?

    While I don't like ChatGPT's writing style, I found it's been great for world building: { "characters": [ { "name": "Jake", "profession": "Quantum intelligence engineer", "description": "Intelligence engineer who specialized in spinning up Class...
  11. Frabjous

    Is ChatGPT promoting Physics Forums?

    ChatGPT is promoting PF https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/hello-everyone-im-a-new-member-here.1051758/ Fair is fair. :wink:
  12. Frabjous

    ChatGPT Answers: Guidelines for Q&A Posts

    Why are some ChatGPT answers to poster questions allowed to remain while others are flagged/deleted? What guidelines are being applied? I am not referring to threads where ChatGPT itself is under discussion.
  13. sbrothy

    ChatGPT: Jailbreaking AI Chatbot Safeguards

    MODERATOR NOTE: Now I think I learned my lesson about providing information that even if not explicitly mentioned in the rules, goes against their spirit, so I'll be vague (IE: not posting the entire conversation). If even this is too much then by all means delete it - or even better just...
  14. jedishrfu

    News ChatGPT fought the Law and the Law Won?

    In a recent article in Forbes, you could run into legal issues in using ChatGPT to further a business due to their indemnification clause...
  15. H

    ChatGPT Given A Voice In Japanese National Assembly

    The Prime Minister of Japan was posed a question generated by ChatGPT. The PM claimed that his governance was more effective than that provided by the artificially intelligent program. See for yourself here.
  16. jedishrfu

    Is ChatGPT Becoming Teachers' Favorite Tool for AI Writing?

    Teachers embrace ChatGPT https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawhitford/2023/03/25/how-chatgpt-is-fast-becoming-the-teachers-pet/?sh=60c039af5177
  17. E

    ChatGPT Results: Testing Special Relativity

    Hi guys, I have heard a lot of claims about ChatGPT and how it is going to put a lot of people out of work. I have a friend who is a teacher of humanities and he is fearful of losing his job in the long term. People seem to be in awe at the thing and think it understand what is saying. So I...
  18. gleem

    What are the significant enhancements of GPT-4?

    We can start the madness all over again ChatGPT has been replaced with ChatGPTplus ChatGPT based on GTP-4. GPt-4 is the long-awaited upgrade of the popular GPT-3.5 and has several significant enhancements. 1. It can see and understand images: whatever that means. 2. It is harder to trick...
  19. A

    Bias, errors, etc. within ChatGPT & other AI chatbots

    I thought maybe we should have a thread about these software as there are probably interesting artifacts about them and they are just interesting in general So here is an interesting fact I just found out while messing randomly with chat GPT. I asked it a simple question - "5 best jokes about...
  20. apostolosdt

    Stephen Wolfram explains how ChatGPT works

    Have you come across this writing by Wolfram on how ChatGPT works? https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2023/02/what-is-chatgpt-doing-and-why-does-it-work/ Lengthy but interesting. There is also a video by Wolfram on the same topic...
  21. Ken G

    Is ChatGPT useful yet for answering astronomy questions?

    TL;DR Summary: It seems inevitable that internet searches to answer astronomy questions will someday involve AI assistance. Is ChatGPT reliable enough yet for that, or still nowhere close? The issue for me at this point is how to distinguish the errors ChatGPT currently makes, versus the...
  22. jedishrfu

    A Chat with ChatGPT: Peerless Intelligence

    I recently ran a chat session with ChatGPT. For me, ChatGPT is best used in searching for things and having the results presented in a conversational readable manner. In my chat, I was curious about conversion tools for other code into Julia code. I asked ChatGPT and got these responses: NOTE...
  23. jedishrfu

    GptZero app to Identify ChatGPT content

  24. O

    I Can chatgpt accurately calculate expected lengths in Pascal's triangle?

    Chatgpt is actually pretty good at generating math problems. It's awful at solving them. I guarantee every question posted here cannot be solved by chatgpt, but maybe can be solved by a human? My plan is to spend a couple minutes getting a question I think it's cool and then posting it here -...
  25. Frabjous

    Is ChatGPT's contribution to technical discussions off-topic?

    In a technical thread, is “here what ChatGPT says” on the topic of the thread considered on or off topic
  26. kolleamm

    Exploring ChatGPT - AI Software & Its Impressive Capabilities

    I was wondering what everyone else thought about ChatGPT, the new AI software that is apparently pretty good at answering questions. After playing around with it for a few minutes I must say that it is pretty impressive. It's able to answer my coding questions quite well and describe concepts to...
  27. anorlunda

    ChatGPT Examples, Good and Bad

    I've been experimenting with ChatGPT. Some results are good, some very very bad. I think examples can help expose the properties of this AI. Maybe you can post some of your favorite examples and tell us what they reveal about the properties of this AI. (I had problems with copy/paste of...
  28. Frabjous

    ChatGPT Policy: PF Developing Policies for ChatGPT?

    Is PF developing policies for ChatGPT. I just saw an answer that used it with acknowledgement.
  29. anorlunda

    Plagiarism & ChatGPT: Is Cheating with AI the New Normal?

    The following is an excerpt from https://reason.com/volokh/2022/12/28/plagiarism-and-chatgpt It talks about exams. Other profs talk about its use with homework. ChatGBT answers are not identical to other things posted on the Internet. Normal plagiarism detection will not work. If you haven't...
  30. Maarten Havinga

    ChatGPT and the movie "I, robot"

    For those who do not know the movie/story: this thread is about whether AI such as chatGPT is - on the long run - a danger to humanity, and why or why not. With its popularity rising so quickly, chatGPT has influence on our societies, and it may be prudent to ponder about them. I, Robot is a...
  31. Demystifier

    Can ChatGPT Handle Complex Physics Questions Accurately?

    I have tried ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence system, to ask hard questions. Me: What's the best interpretation of quantum mechanics? ChatGPT: Quantum mechanics is a fundamental theory in physics that describes the behavior of matter and energy at the atomic and subatomic scale. It is a...
  32. arivero

    Explicit search in ChatGPT recalls

    Generate markdown code for a table of papers on string theory. Generate up to 5 rows, including at least columns for title, authors, and url. Make the urls clickable. Do not forget to prefix it with https: You can include papers from scientific journals or scientific repositories. For a given...
  33. jtbell

    With ChatGPT, is the college essay dead?

    This article reminded me of the current Fun with ChatGPT thread in General Discussion: The College Essay Is Dead (The Atlantic) My wife (a retired professor of German language and literature) commented that students will have to be forced to write their essays in the classroom, after having...
  34. BWV

    Stack Overflow temporarily bans ChatGPT-generated submissions

    https://www.theverge.com/2022/12/5/23493932/chatgpt-ai-generated-answers-temporarily-banned-stack-overflow-llms-dangersStack Overflow, the go-to question-and-answer site for coders and programmers, has temporarily banned users from sharing responses generated by AI chatbot ChatGPT. The site’s...
  35. BWV

    Is ChatGPT just searching sites like stackexchange?

    Seen others raving about OpenAI’s new chatbot’s code generating ability, but it looks like its just searching the internet (which is still useful) for example, note the code author in the answer here: Write matlab function to calculate vega in the black scholes equation 3 / 3function vega =...
  36. BWV

    Music Exploring Quantum Entanglement Through Music

    Explain quantum entanglement in a metal song: Verse 1: In the world of the small Where particles are all A strange phenomenon occurs It's called entanglement, hear our words Chorus: Quantum entanglement, oh so strange A connection across space Spooky action at a distance A paradox we...