1 Million users within a week of launch
Within weeks of its public debut, ChatGPT attracted more than a million active users. This AI software was used to generate Computer Programs, Compose music, Play games and take a bar exam for law. Students used it to generate essays and finish their articles and publications. The world (including the students and teachers) soon discovered that ChatGPT could be used to generate useable essays worthy of a "B" academic grade. Now many universities and schools are blocking ChatGPT.
A - grade vs B - grade
Well, if an AI based software is capable of passing the bar exam in an acceptable and respectable B grade, is there any reason why it cant write a legal brief or why it cant give a legal advice? If the same AI software can pass the Medical licensing exam, is there any reason why it cant provide a diagnosis or a sound medical advice? If it can fix bugs in a piece of software, why it cant write a new software?
I am afraid that all the jobs that will be automated of existence will not be limited to the low-skilled or low-paid anymore. Just a matter of time and data available, ChatGPT's "B" grade essays will eventually improve to become an "A" quality essay!
The last several years have seen a dramatic progress in the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to solve everyday problems. ChatGPT, which is still in its beta version, is a state of the art language processing AI model developed by OpenAI, capable of generating human like text. I am impressed by results it produces. The service is launched as initially free to the public, with plans to monetize the service later.
ChatGPT is far from perfect as an AI LLM (Large Language Model) software tool. The information it provides is only as reliable as in the data available to it off the internet. How the software uses this internet data depends on Training using ML algorithms. The weightage that ChatGPT assigns to its outputs / answers is derived from more sophisticated reinforcement learning algorithms, where the users rate the response. Users are asked to vote the bot's responses each time they ask a question.
When ChatGPT answers to users queries, is it being Original or Creative? If creativity can be taught to humans, it can be taught to AI software as well. If humans can be Original, can AI software be Original as well? Yes, may be not today, but than its just a matter of time. Originality is different from Creativity. There is no consensus on whether originality is inborn or can be taught. May be its a bit of both.