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Initial releaseNovember 30, 2022; 14 months ago (2022-11-30)
TypeArtificial intelligence chatbot

ChatGPT (short for Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer)[1] is a chatbot. It was launched by OpenAI in November 2022. The program is built on OpenAI's GPT-3.5 family of large language models. It has both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques.

ChatGPT was launched as a prototype on November 30, 2022. The website had more than one million users after five days.[2] By January 2023, ChatGPT reached over 100 million users.[3] It got attention for its answers in many areas of knowledge but its incorrect accuracy was said to be a major drawback.[4]

ChatGPT used to be completely free for research, but it got so popular that OpenAI started using a freemium model. OpenAI created ChatGPT Plus, a subscription service which costs $20 per month. Users can still use the free version of ChatGPT, but users of ChatGPT Plus can use more features.

Misuse[change | change source]

ChatGPT can be used to create computer programs called malware. Malware can harm other computers, steal information, or get in to networks without permission. ChatGPT can also make messages that look like they were written by real people which could trick people.

OpenAI warns users that the chatbot may give wrong information or have biased content.

ChatGPT can be used by students to cheat on homework or essays. ChatGPT can generate writing on many different topics, so students could use it to finish assignments without actually doing the work themselves.

References[change | change source]

  1. Roose, Kevin (5 December 2022). "The Brilliance and Weirdness of ChatGPT" (HTML). New York Times. Retrieved 26 December 2022. Like those tools, ChatGPT — which stands for "generative pre-trained transformer" — landed with a splash.
  2. "ChatGPT Is Too Popular for Its Own Good". Gizmodo. 12 December 2022. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  3. Milmo, Dan (2023-02-02). "ChatGPT reaches 100 million users two months after launch". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  4. Vincent, James (5 December 2022). "AI-generated answers temporarily banned on coding Q&A site Stack Overflow" (HTML). The Verge. Retrieved 5 December 2022.

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