- Visit chat.openai.com in your web browser.
- Sign up for a free Open AI account.
- Enter your name when prompted.
- Click “New Chat” in the upper left corner of the page.
- Type a question or prompt and press Enter to start using ChatGPT.
AI tools have been making waves. First, it was AI image generators, then came ChatGPT with the ability to generate human-like text conversations. The potential of this technology is incredible and you can use it right now.
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, the same company that also made DALL-E 2, which started the wave of AI imagers. While DALL-E 2 generates images, ChatGPT is purely text based, and is not the first OpenAI chatbot.
The original OpenAI Generative Pretrained Transformer (GPT) chatbot was trained on a massive collection of text data from the Internet, enabling it to generate human-like text in response to a prompt. It was followed by GPT-2 in 2019, GPT-3 in 2020, and ChatGPT on November 30, 2022.
ChatGPT works by using algorithms to analyze and generate text based on user input. When a user enters a message or question, ChatGPT uses its training data to generate a response similar to what a human might say in that context.
Essentially, ChatGPT is an advanced chatbot that uses the massive repository of text on the Internet to try to chat like a human would. While he certainly comes across as knowledgeable, he’s far from perfect.
How to use GPT chat
ChatGPT is free to use by anyone with an account on the OpenAI website. There is also a “ChatGPT Plus” subscription plan for $20 per month. We’ll help you get started with ChatGPT for free.
First, navigate to chat.openai.com in a web browser on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. You will be prompted to “Login” or “Register”. You can sign up with an email address, Google account, or Microsoft account for free.
After logging in, you can start using ChatGPT. Use the text box at the bottom of the screen to write a notice. This can be a specific question or request. Press the paper plane icon to send.
ChatGPT will “write” the response in real time. When you’re done, you can provide feedback with the thumbs up and down buttons.
Each prompt starts a conversation. You can enter follow-up directions or change the theme entirely. He’ll remember what you’re talking about.
If you think the answer wasn’t good enough, you can simply ask it to try again.
You can also tell ChatGPT when something is wrong. (I made him say something untrue about Tom Hanks.)
You can bookmark the chat.openai.com website to quickly return to it in the future.
That’s pretty much it! You are free to go crazy and ask any question you want. ChatGPT will do its best to answer the question, but if it can’t, it will explain why. Please note that ChatGPT uses information from the Internet and that the Internet is not always accurate. Don’t take everything ChatGPT says as fact. Very often it is not.
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