ChatGPT is again in the headlines by crossing 1.9 billion visits on its site. Recently, OpenAI introduced various additions to the ChatGPT model, like GPT-4 integrations, Plugin integration, etc.
Now, it can fetch the latest data from the internet, visualize data, code, and more with the help of plugins, eliminating the issue of hallucination. You can also book flights, order food, reserve a table, generate complex codes, create video games, etc., with the help of ChatGPT.
In today’s era of growing usage of artificial intelligence, the release of a chatbot like ChatGPT has added to the excitement of tech enthusiasts. Some even compared ChatGPT to Google. Well, we don’t think so, as both have a different set of skills. Nevertheless, This blog post will guide you through all things ChatGPT, read on to know more.
- We have gathered mindblowing ChatGPT Statistics (Must read!)
Enough of talks, Let’s get straight into our topic.
What Do ChatGPT and GPT Stand For?
ChatGPT stands for “Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer,”
while GPT stands for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer.”
Here is a table showing the difference between them in a brief manner:
|Parameter||A diverse range of text corpora||GPT|
|Purpose||Designed for chat-based dialogue||Designed for general-purpose tasks|
|Training Data||Conversational datasets||Supports fine-tuning dialogue|
|Architecture||Transformer-based model||Transformer-based model|
|Language Generation||Focused on natural conversation||Focused on general language tasks|
|Usage||Chatbots, conversational agents||Text generation, language processing|
|Fine-tuning||Supports fine-tuning various tasks||Supports fine-tuning on various tasks|
|Knowledge Cutoff||Model-specific knowledge||Knowledge cutoff of September 2021|
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is an AI-automated software that uses machine learning and deep learning to respond to the questions asked by the users. It efficiently responds to all the fact-based questions asked by the users. Also, it does a great job of generating answers that require creativity and imagination.
However, it is inefficient to respond to queries or conversations involving EQ. ChatGPT is not programmed to address human emotions or feel any of them. Hence, you would be disappointed if you asked it, “How do you feel today?”
Moreover, with the help of the latest updates in the bot, it can also provide the users with the latest information by gathering the data collected from the internet with the use of the web browser plugin.
Latest Updates in ChatGPT (Till July 2023)
There have been many updates in the ChatGPT chatbot. It has helped the bot to become far better as compared to its initial days.
Let us take a look at the latest happenings around ChatGPT:
|Date||Latest Updates in ChatGPT.|
|July 24, 2023||Android users can now pre-order the official ChatGPT app on the Google plat store.|
|July 6, 2023||OpenAI announced that Code Interpreter will be available to ChatGPT Plus users over the next week|
|May 23, 2023||ChatGPT Will Now Have Access To Real-Time Info From Bing Search|
|May 18, 2023||OpenAI launches the official ChatGPT app for iOS users in the USA.|
|April 29, 2023||Italy lifts ban on ChatGPT after data privacy improvements.|
|April 4, 2023||Y combinator-backed startups like Yuma, Baselit, Lasso, BerriAI, etc., are working to build ‘ChatGPT for X.’ It will help them to integrate ChatGPT with customer service software.|
|April 1, 2023||Italy blocked access to ChatGPT in their country.|
|March 23, 2023||Open AI launched plugins, which allowed ChatGPT to be connected to the internet.|
|March 14, 2023||GPT-4 was made accessible for the ChatGPT plus users.|
|March 9, 2023||ChatGPT was made functional in the Azure OpenAI services.|
|March 1, 2023||API for ChatGPT was launched.|
|February 7, 2023||Bing was launched with an inbuilt ChatGPT chatbot by Microsoft.|
|February 1, 2023||ChatGPT Plus was launched for $20 per month.|
|November 30, 2022||Open AI launched ChatGPT to the public with GPT-3.5 technology.|
ChatGPT Will Now Have Access To Real-Time Information
On Tuesday (23rd May 2023), Microsoft Corp., OpenAI’s largest investor, announced that it will integrate its Bing search engine into ChatGPT. This move will expand the artificial intelligence chatbot’s capabilities beyond retrieving data prior to 2021, allowing it to provide real-time information to users.
How To Use ChatGPT (Step-by-Step Guide)
Getting started with ChatGPT is really easy. You can follow our quick and easy guide to get started with this amazing AI chatbot in no time. Let us show you how you can get started:
Step 1: Open the official website of ChatGPT.
Step 2: Click on ‘Try ChatGPT.’
Step 3: You will be redirected to the sign-up page. If you are a new user, click on Sign up. Else, click on Login and then enter your email id and password.
Step 4: Once you click signup, you will be asked to enter your email address. After entering the email address, click on ‘Continue.’
Step 5: Next, you will be asked to create a password for your account. Enter a password and then click on ‘continue.’
Step 6: OpenAI will send a verification email to your email address. Click on the link sent in the email to verify your email id.
Step 7: Next, you will be asked to enter your details, like your first name, last name, and the name of your organization. Click on ‘Continue.’
Step 9: You will be redirected to the free version of the ChatGPT chatbot, which is based on GPT-3.5 technology.
You’ve completed the ChatGPT setup by this point, all you have to do is give prompts and start interacting with the chatbot
Why Was ChatGPT Created?
We asked this question to ChatGPT itself and this is what it had to say:
So basically, ChatGPT was created by OpenAI to provide conversational assistance and information on a wide range of topics.
ChatGPT’s model is based on deep learning techniques, specifically the Transformer architecture, and has billions of parameters. Its purpose is to understand and generate human-like text, answer questions, engage in discussions, and offer helpful suggestions. OpenAI’s language models serve as tools for developers and researchers to explore the capabilities of natural language processing and AI.
What Number Of Parameters Does ChatGPT Have?
OpenAI’s language models have been developed using large-scale neural networks with billions of parameters. For example, GPT-3, the predecessor to GPT-3.5, contains 175 billion parameters. These parameters enable the model to capture complex language patterns and generate responses that emulate human-like language.
Here is a table showing the parameters of various language models.
|Language Model||Parameter Count|
|GPT-3.5 (Improved)||1.3 billion, 6 billion, and 175 billion.|
|GPT-4||More than 1 trillion.|
What Qualities Make ChatGPT Stand Out?
ChatGPT answers the questions as straightforwardly as you would expect from a robot. chatGPT is not framed to converse like a humanoid robot. However, it can change its conversation style according to the commands provided by the users. It can converse like a Socratic tutor, Shakespeare, AI assistant, etc.
You can also use it to get solutions that require common sense and questions that have a variety of answers.
ChatGPT does an excellent job of using the feedback answers from the users to modify its next reply. You won’t be able to feel any emotions in your chat, but you will surely get logical answers from it to almost every question.
ChatGPT is smart enough to not give any answer to questions that are sexually inappropriate or may harm the sentiment of races and religions around the globe.
Features of ChatGPT.
OpenAI says they have created ChatGPT to interact with the users and create meaningful conversations. The chatbot has capabilities that can both captivate the users and shock them. Some responses by the bot mat even land you laughing on your floor.
The features of ChatGPT are as follows:
- ChatGPT can remember what the users have said earlier in the conversation and generate optimized answers according to the previous feedback and replies from the users.
- Another spectacular feature is that the chatbot helps the users by providing them with follow-up corrections and helping them to have a clear idea about the topic they are having a conversation on.
- Some users may fool the chatbots into inappropriate requests, which may lead to significant crimes. ChatGPT is trained to identify harmful and indecent requests and decline them. BUT! It is not fully safe yet! More insights about this in the next section. Scroll down to know more.
- It can fetch the latest information from the internet and provide users with up-to-date answers about any latest happenings or provide them with the latest resources.
- ChatGPT Plus can generate accurate codes and can generate code for websites and video games.
- It is able to crack almost all standardized tests with a great score.
- It is trained in almost 26 languages with maximum accuracy. Hence, it can translate your text from one language into another or help the users to learn a new language.
- It can accept input in the form of images as well as text. You can use a link to the image to ask ChatGPT about it. It has the ability to understand the image and identify the elements present in the image.
Limitations of ChatGPT
ChatGPT is a model programmed to converse with the users. However, there are various chances of errors occurring in the conversation in the free version of ChatGPT.
Every program has some limitations or drawbacks, and chatGPT is no exception. Here are a few limitations observed in the working of the ChatGPT chatbot.
- ChatGPT has outdated data: ChatGPT is trained on data from September 2021. Since then, The world has changed, algorithms have been updated, and online frameworks have new functionalities.
Although, with the latest updates, It is said that now ChatGPT will have access to real-time data from Bing search.
- ChatGPT can give out nonsensical answers: ChatGPT can sometimes write nonsensical responses that may be plausible-sounding and inappropriate in their context.
- ChatGPT is Promt-sensitive: It may not give you a valid answer on your first input, while on the second try, it may generate a proper reply after rephrasing your question.
- ChatGPT overuses some phrases: Additionally, it may need more proper implementation of verbal communication in its chat. The replies may need to be better optimized and may create confusion for the reader.
- ChatGPT is redesigned: The model was originally programmed to clarify the open-ended questions by asking the details about them. However, the model was redesigned, and now ChatGPT is programmed to guess the user’s search intent of the question. This is a con in our view because irt is not fully developed yet and that is why it gives out some non-sensical outputs.
- Can Give Out Harmful Outputs: Despite programming the model to decline inappropriate requests, it may respond to some harmful instructions and provide the user with questionable and biased replies.
However, the ChatGPT Plus version is more accurate and precise as compared to the free version, as it uses GPT-4 technology and Chatbot plugins.
Let us take a look at the limitations of CharGPT Plus:
- ChatGPT still hallucinates even with all the latest updates added to it.
- ChatGPT Plus can process a maximum of 25 requests every 3 hours. Sometimes, it would not be able to process even 25 requests as the company is still figuring out how to manage the requests of the users.
- It confidently provides wrong answers to the users.
- It may respond to requests that may be harmful to the users and may impact them negatively.
- You may sometimes get biased answers to the questions from ChatGPT Plus.
It has been seen that ChatGPT was also able to give out malicious codes that could help cyber criminals to carry out attacks and do illegal things online.
How Will ChatGPT Help You?
ChatGPT may help you to write codes and debug them. It also helps the users to write essays on any required topics. The chatbot’s imaginative and creative part helps create imaginary stories and plots.
Ahaa! That’s not it. ChatGPT can also help you decorate your rooms and plan the designs for the renovation. There are innumerable possibilities of tasks that can be done with the help of the chatGPT.
You can also have a philosophical discussion and engage the bot in conversations with high philosophical meaning. The bot might only sometimes respond in the desired way. You may also ask the bot about its view on practical matters.
Seeing the usages, ChatGPT is undoubtedly scary when used inappropriately or used with the wrong intentions.
Is It Safe To Use chatGPT?
The official page of OpenAI that has created ChatGPT warns the users of ChatGPT about the harmful answers that they may get from the chatbot.
It states that the chatbot may sometimes generate incorrect information. Also, the website warns us about the harmful instructions and the biased content that ChatGPT can produce.
Hence, ChatGPT cannot be claimed to be safe and secure. You are at high chance of encountering wrong and triggering responses as the chatbot is still learning and developing.
How Many Users Does ChatGPT Have?
ChatGPT has become a popular chatbot with 100 million active users just two months after launch, making it the fastest-growing application ever. It doesn’t stop there, ChatGPT’s website has crossed 1.8 billion total visits too, all this action in just the initial 5 months!
If we talk about the demographics, the majority of ChatGPT users are located in the United States, followed by India and the United Kingdom.
The most popular age group for ChatGPT users is 18-24.
Here is a table showing the distribution of ChatGPT users based on their age:
|Age Group||Percentage of Users|
Here is some additional info about ChatGPT users:
- The average ChatGPT user spends 20 minutes per day using the chatbot.
- The most popular use for ChatGPT is to generate creative content, such as stories, poems, and scripts.
Examples of ChatGPT Working.
Let us look at a few of the conversations I had with chatGPT. It was entertaining to converse with a chatGPT and explore new topics.
ChatGPT did a great job answering my queries. here are the examples with screenshots.
Example 1: Making ChatGPT Write a Blog.
I asked ChatGPT to “Write a blog on how to use a spoon” and here is the response:
Example 2: Asking ChatGPT to Marry me
I asked ChatGPT to Marry me, to which it responded very straightforwardly.
Example 3: Asking ChatGPT a Question on AI.
I provided a prompt to ChatGPT to explain how AI can conquer humanity.
Interesting Ways In Which We Can Use ChatGPT
Right from writing your college assignments to keyword research for your website, ChatGPT can do it all. Let us have a look at some of the popular use cases of ChatGPT in 2023 that you might want to try out:
For starters, I asked ChatGPT itself to tell me its use cases. Here is the response:
Everyone knows that we can ask simple things to ChatGPT and it will give us an output. But are the more complex tasks that can be achieved using this extraordinary chatbot? Let me show you below, with examples. Scroll down to know more:
Example 1: Using ChatGPT As a Summarizer
I asked ChatGPT to summarize a text. and it did a good job doing it. Screenshot of the result below:
Example 2: Using ChatGPT For Keyword Research
I asked ChatGPT to give me long and short-tail keywords for my SEO website. It did give me a list of 3 long and short-tail keywords each.
The Keywords were very basic and did not have any supportive data such as “search volume” or “Keyword Difficulty” ratings.
Along with the keywords, it also gave a short note about the keyword research.
I have attached a screenshot of the results below:
To test ChatGPT further, i gave it a more precise command saying i need keywords for my SEO website with their supportive metrics. ChatGPT gave me an output saying it doesn’t have real-time data and hence cannot answer my query properly. It further suggested me to use Keyword research tools such as SEMrush and Ahrefs. Take a look at the screenshot below to know more.
Example 3: Using ChatGPT For Making Things Simpler
You can ask ChatGPT to explain to you any topic like you’re a kid. For example, i asked it to explain me ‘astrophysics’ like I’m a 10-year-old.
ChatGPT did not let me down, it explained the topic in a fun way. results in the screenshot below:
Example 4: Using ChatGPT For Grammar Correction.
Another exciting use of ChatGPT is that it can be used as a grammar-correcting tool. For example, I took a paragraph from carl sagan’s famous speech – the pale blue dot. I removed all the punctuation in it using a tool and pasted the plain text in chatgpt and asked it to punctuate it.
And guess what! ChatGPT gave a really good output. See the screenshot below to know more.
We can use ChatGPT for various other grammatical helps such as:
- Rewriting a sentence with correct grammar.
- Breaking down a plain slab of text into paragraphs.
- Checking the Grammar of a paragraph.
Example 5: ChatGPT for Translating Languages
We can also use ChatGPT for translating foreign languages into the ones we understand. I tried translating Japanese into English and it works flawlessly! Results in the screenshot below
Example 6: Playing Games With ChatGPT
Yes! you heard it right. you can play various games with ChatGPT. For this example, I asked the bot to play a game of Xs and Os with me. Here is how we started the game. The screenshot is attached below:
Example 7: Using ChatGPT’s Code Interpreter Plugin To Do Various Things
ChatGPT Chatbot isn’t merely a talking buddy. The release of its long-awaited “code interpreter” plugin opens various doors for you. Let us take a look at some of them below:
Converting Images to Animated Gif
For this example, we asked ChatGPT to convert my image into an animated gif. Let us take a look at how it ended up.
This is the GIF that ChatGPT gave out:
For this example, we took the dataset of the ‘Wholesale trade survey of March 2023’ from the Stats website and asked ChatGPT to create graphs for the dataset provided in the CSV.
Here is what ChatGPT generated.
It’s astonishing how it generated the graph without much information.
More Things You Can Do With ChatGPT
- Generating QR Codes
- File Conversions
Read how we ran the above prompts and the results we got in our review on the chatGPT code interpreter update.
Does ChatGPT Have An Application?
Yes! ChatGPT is now even more accessible than before. Previously, users could only access it on their smartphones via a browser. However, iPhone users can now download the dedicated app via the Apple App Store now. The official ChatGPT app for iOS is now available in over 45 countries.
Android users can also pre-order the official ChatGPT app now which will available to download in the last week of July.
ChatGPT does not have an app for a browser, but here are some ways you can use the power of ChatGPT in your browser.
We also want to point out that there are a lot of Fake ChatGPT applications on both the Apple and Android app store. So beware of them.
Cost of Using ChatGPT
ChatGPT is free to use application but it runs on the GPT-3.5 model. If you want to access the GPT-4 language model then you can opt for ChatGPT plus plan which will cost you $20/month.
Here is what you will get if you go for ChatGPT Plus:
|Faster response times||ChatGPT Plus users will experience faster response times, even during peak usage periods.|
|Priority access||ChatGPT Plus users will have priority access to ChatGPT, even when it is experiencing high demand.|
|Exclusive access to GPT-4||ChatGPT Plus users will have exclusive access to GPT-4, the latest and most advanced language model from OpenAI.|
|70 third-party plugins||ChatGPT Plus users will have access to 70 third-party plugins, which can be used to extend the functionality of ChatGPT.|
|Web browsing||ChatGPT Plus users will be able to browse the web through ChatGPT, which allows them to search for information and interact with websites without having to leave the chat.|
|Code interpreter||ChatGPT Plus users will be able to use the code interpreter plugin, which allows data analytics, image conversions, code editing, and much more.|
ChatGPT vs Google Bard
ChatGPT might be the most popular chatbot on the globe but it is definitely the only one in the market. Various chatbots such as Jasper AI have existed even bore ChatGPT, moreover, some came after ChatGPT’s success like Google Bard.
Google Bard is the #1 Competitor of ChatGPT and we feel it is rightly so. Let us give you an overview.
Google Bard AI: Based on the LaMDA family of large language models, developed by Google AI, Bard is trained on a massive dataset of text and code, and can perform various tasks such as generating text, translating languages, writing creative content, and answering questions in an informative way.
Here are some differences between ChatGPT and Google Bard:
|Language model||Generative Pre-trained Transformer|
GPT-3.5 (Free Plan)
GPT-4 (Paid Plan)
|Pathways Language Model 2 |
|Data set||Text and code||Text, code, and the internet|
|Real-Time Data||Yes (From Bing Search)||Yes|
|Features||Answer questions, generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content||Answer questions, generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and access and process information from the internet|
|Availability||Publicly available||Publicly available|
|Paid Plans (If any)||Yes, $20/month||Not Yet|
Common ChatGPT Errors and How To Fix Them
ChatGPT users are often met with errors like “chatGPT is at capacity right now” or “error in body stream.”
Keeping in mind the inconvenience it causes to users, I have compiled a list of the most common errors and how can you quickly resolve them in a few easy steps.
1.) ChatGPT Network Error
ChatGPT Network Error is an error message that appears when ChatGPT is unable to connect to the server. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including users requesting lengthy, complicated solutions from ChatGPT.
How To Fix This Error:
- First, check your internet connection. ChatGPT may display this message if your connection is poor or cutting out intermittently.
- Try splitting your request into smaller sub-requests.
- Set limitations on ChatGPT’s responses to avoid consistent network error messages.
- Simplify your requests to ChatGPT. Make sure your commands are not confusing.
2.) ChatGPT Is At Capacity Right Now
This error occurs when there are too many users trying to access ChatGPT simultaneously. This can happen during peak usage hours.
How To Fix This Error:
- Wait and try again later when ChatGPT is less busy.
- Use a supported browser or try a different one.
- Clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
3.) ChatGPT Error in Body Stream
This type of error occurs when ChatGPT tries to compose a response but encounters difficulties or interference during the response-generation phase.
How To Fix This Error:
To fix the “error in body stream” in ChatGPT, try creating a new chat or asking it to generate the response again. Shortening your requests and adjusting your code and input arguments can also help.
Tip: Another error that you may come across is the ‘internal server error’. Learn how to fix this error from our guide here.
Wrapping UP: ChatGPT Chatbot 2023
Open AI initially launched ChatGPT to the public for the purpose of testing the Chatbot. However, after adding updates to it, OpenAI has launched a paid version of the Chatbot that includes the latest plugins and technology.
With all the additions to ChatGPT, it has undoubtedly become better than its previous version and can accurately respond to all the queries of the users. With OpenAI working to make it more precise, it will be interesting to see what more they have stored for the ChatGPT users.
I hope that the above article has helped you to know the details about the most hyped chatbot ever!
What are your views about chatGPT? Let us know in the comment section below.
Bonus: Read our comparison of ChatGPT and Perplexity AI here.
Frequently Asked Questions
ChatGPT is an AI-trained model that uses machine learning to understand and converse with the users.
ChatGPT is trained to reject inappropriate content, follow up with the questions and provide logical answers. It also converses using creativity and can even write blogs.
OpenAI owns ChatGPT. The company is known for its artificial intelligence-based work. The company has shared samples showcasing the functioning of the chatbot on its website.
Yes, the chatbot is free. It is available online for the use of people. The users can use it and provide their feedback to the company. The chatbot is in the learning phase, and hence input from the users helps the programmers to make it better.