OpenAI’s all-purpose chatbot prototype ChatGPT is now available as a free research preview for anyone to try.
Known for having developed the text-to-image generator DALL-E, OpenAI is now venturing into automatic text generation by AI. The chatbot is based on OpenAI’s GPT 3.5 technology model, which aims to have more flow than if you were chatting with a real person. Entering your query should result in a detailed answer of several sentences or paragraphs.
How to register an OpenAI account
Using the ChatGPT chatbot is pretty easy as all you have to do is type your text and it will give you the information. However, OpenAI requires an account before you can use any of its tools. So if you don’t have an account, you need to register. You have the option to choose a simple sign-in with a Google or Microsoft account.
Otherwise, if you have another type of email, you can enter it manually. After that you need to enter a phone number; Note, however, that you cannot use a virtual phone number (VoIP) to register for OpenAI. You will then receive a confirmation number to enter on the registration page to complete setup.
Once you see some housekeeping rules about ChatGPT, including potential bugs in data, how OpenAI collects data, and how users can submit feedback, you’ll know you’ve successfully registered.
How to use ChatGPT
The ChatGPT webpage is simple and includes an area to fill in the results and a text box at the bottom of the page to type your queries into. We started with questions; However, OpenAI recommends entering a statement for the best possible result.
For example, typing “explain how the solar system was made” gives a more detailed result with more paragraphs than “how was the solar system made”, although both queries return fairly detailed results. You also have the option to get more specific prompts for an essay with a certain number of paragraphs or a Wikipedia page. We received an extremely detailed result with the prompt “Write a four paragraph essay explaining Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein”.
If enough information is available, the generator will run the commands with exact details. Otherwise, there is a chance that ChatGPT will start filling in gaps with incorrect data. OpenAI notes that these cases are rare. The brand also notes that ChatGPT also currently has “limited knowledge of post-2021 world events.”
Still, you have the option to keep typing requests until you close your browser or reset the thread to clear your previous requests. You also have the option to use ChatGPT in dark mode or in light mode. You can access and unsubscribe from the OpenAI Discord server and blog from this webpage.