Get ready, because AI is here.
Chat GPT is a powerful language model that can change the world and scares the hell out of me simultaneously. I've had a chance to play around with it, and I have to say, it's blown my mind. This tool has the power to take all of human knowledge, condense it in seconds, and come up with unique, insightful responses to any prompt or question you throw its way. The sky's almost the limit with Chat GPT – you can even change the tone of its responses and iterate to include or exclude certain points.
Here's a quick example:
I asked Chat GPT to explain how Google Ads work in just two sentences. Here's what it came up with:
"Google Ads is a pay-per-click (PPC) advertising platform that allows businesses to bid on certain keywords in order to display their ads on Google search results pages. When a user clicks on one of these ads, the business is charged a fee and the user is directed to the business's website."
I then asked Chat GPT to make the explanation cheekier, and this is what it gave me:
"Google Ads is like a dating app, but for businesses and websites. They "swipe right" on certain keywords and if a user likes what they see, they'll "click" and be directed to the business's website. The business then has to pay a fee for the successful match."
And then, I asked it to rewrite the explanation using a rugby example, and it came up with this:
"Think of Google Ads as a rugby match, where businesses are the players and keywords are the ball. They "scrum" to bid on these keywords and if a user "scores a try" by clicking on their ad, the business has to "pay the ref" (aka Google) a fee. The user is then "tackled" and taken to the business's website."
See what I mean? Chat GPT can do some crazy stuff. It can explain complex ideas in simple terms, generate endless amounts of unique content, create templates, create legal documents and even write and correct code. It's going to be a game-changer for so many industries, streamlining and optimising the way we work. But fair warning - it has it's limitations and it's not always right - the tool can be manipulated through previous prompts and isn't pulling upon the most up-to-date information.
Beyond that, there are some intimidating implications to consider also. Soon(or potentially right now), we might not be able to tell the difference between content created by humans and content generated by AI. And it's not just limited to written content – we're getting closer to the point where AI can create videos and audio too. This raises some big ethical questions about identity and authenticity.
But enough of the heavy stuff – here are some practical ways I'm using Chat GPT:
Summarizing complicated articles and topics
Creating email templates
Assistance in writing social media posts and captions
Finding ideas for blog articles
Generating custom code for websites
Producing outlines for 'Terms & Conditions' documents
So, is Skynet coming to take over the world? Probably not, but it's definitely worth chatting about the ways people are using Chat GPT and what they've discovered. Let's explore it together!
Well, it's time to come clean – I have to admit that 1 paragraph in this blog was written completely by Chat GPT (not including the italicized examples). Can you tell which? It's tough to say, but that's kind of the point. Chat GPT is so advanced that it can produce human-like responses that are hard to distinguish from the real thing. It could change the way we work and think about knowledge, but it also raises some important questions about the role of AI in our lives. Regardless of where you stand on these issues, there's no denying that Chat GPT is something worth checking out.