Chat me up – Experimenting with ChatGPT

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Have you experimented with ChatGPT yet? It’s the latest AI tool that’s blowing everyones minds and giving us an exciting glimpse into the future.

And no, we didn’t get it to write this blogpost.

 

Depending on what you read ChatGPT is either going to destroy all our jobs  – it’s already been called a Google killer – or free us from drudgery, releasing us from repetitive grind to do the more exciting, interesting work that matters. For those of you who don’t know yet, Chat GPT is a type of AI called a natural language processing tool that uses a powerful machine learning model to create human-like responses to text-based queries, and it reached over a million users within five days of it’s release.

There have of course been a slew of blogs where the big reveal at the end of the piece is that – surprise! – AI wrote it. And whilst that trick is getting old fast, and if a human hasn’t intervened often a little generic, it shows the AI behind it is pretty bloody good.

It can code, talk to another AI to resolve customer service issues and even write movie plots and create games.

And this is just version A. We’re feeding it info all the time, with every query we input, every iteration we ask it to make, helping it learn, grow and improve. That’s good for it, making the next iteration even better.

So as it iterates and learns, the best way to get to grips with it is to experiment with it yourself to explore the potential. See where it can support your work, save you time and effort, help you find answers and new solutions, and give you clues for how you might start to use it more regularly within your teams and organisation.

Sure, it can’t do everything, and it doesn’t get everything right. As of writing it was still pretty sexist, racist and unable to do maths or solve cognitive challenges. Human review, editing and finessing is still required for anything you want to put out into the public domain. But just as this first version is a start, so you might start with it too.

The best way to get started is to ask yourself some hypothetical questions. Can it write an RFP? Can it create an icebreaker for an online meeting where the participants need to build trust? Can it give me a structure for workshop on innovating within healthcare? Or, like the experiment we tried below, can it write an uplifting speech about the future of tech and why we should be working on it?

This is what ChatGPT gave us:
Ladies and gentlemen, today I want to talk to you about the future of technology and why it is so important that we continue to work on it.

As we all know, technology has come a long way in the past few decades. We have seen incredible advancements in fields such as medicine, transportation, and communication, and these advancements have greatly improved our quality of life.But the future of technology holds even greater possibilities. As we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, we will see even more incredible developments that will fundamentally change the way we live and work.
One area where we are already seeing incredible progress is in the field of artificial intelligence. AI has the potential to revolutionize everything from healthcare to transportation to education, and we are only just beginning to scratch the surface of its potential.

Another exciting area of technology is renewable energy. As we work to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and combat climate change, renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind power are becoming increasingly important. These technologies have the potential to provide clean, affordable energy for all, and to help create a more sustainable future for our planet.

But in order for us to realize the full potential of these technologies, we must continue to invest in research and development. We must continue to push the boundaries of what is possible and to strive for innovation and progress.So let us embrace the future of technology with enthusiasm and optimism. Let us work together to create a brighter, better future for ourselves and for generations to come.

Thank you

Sure, it could do with a bit more of a human voice, but it’s really good, isn’t it?

And if not ChatGPT, or Dall-E (which we did use to make the image for this blog), AI is already everywhere. It’s been around for a long time in chatbots, it’s behind Google’s algorthim and you use it every time you speak to your Alexa.

Rather than focussing on what it might take away, and eyeing it with suspicion the smart money says to start experimenting with it.