Word Notes 2.14.23
Ep 135 | 2.14.23

ChatGPT (noun)


Rick Howard: Hey everybody, Rick here. We thought it would be fun to let ChatGPT write this episode that describes ChatGPT. Most of the content in this episode was gleaned from the ChatGPT interface and then run through a text to audio synthesizer that we have on hand here at the CyberWire. We've also edited for clarity and redundancy and supplemented the answers with newer information. Since the ChatGPT interface is only current to the year 2021, enjoy.

ChatGPT woman voice: The word is: ChatGPT.

ChatGPT woman voice: Spelled: Chat, as in an informal conversation or discussion, either in person or online, between two or more people, and G for generative. P for pre-trained and T for transformer. 

ChatGPT woman voice: Definition: A conversational language model developed by the company OpenAI. 

ChatGPT woman voice: Example sentence: By using ChatGPT, we were able to quickly generate a comprehensive FAQ for our website and improve customer satisfaction. 

ChatGPT woman voice: Origin and context: Founded in 2015 by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, and Wojciech Zaremba. Open AI is a research organization with the goal of promoting and developing friendly AI in a responsible and safe manner. It is based in San Francisco, California and has received funding from a number of investors, including Musk himself, Microsoft, Reid Hoffman's Charitable Foundation, and Khosla Ventures.

ChatGPT woman voice: Brockman is the chairman and president. Sutskever is the chief scientist, and Altman is the CEO. ChatGPT is based on OpenAI's GPT-3 language model with the goal to provide a conversational AI system that can understand and respond to human language in a way that is similar to a human. It was first released in 2020. The generative aspect of the model refers to its ability to produce new text based on its training data, and pre-trained means that it was trained on a large corpus of text data before being fine-tuned for specific tasks. The transformer part refers to the architecture used in the model, explained in the original paper "Attention is All You Need" published in 2017. 

ChatGPT woman voice: The paper introduced the transformer architecture, which has since become widely used in natural language processing tasks such as machine translation. Machine translation or MT, is the process of automatically translating text or speech from one language to another using computational methods with the goal to produce a high quality human-like translation of the source text that accurately conveys its meaning. Types of machine translation include rule-based systems, statistical machine translation, and neural machine translation, or NMT. 

ChatGPT woman voice: The transformer architecture is based on the idea of self attention, which allows the model to wait different input elements differently rather than using a fixed-length context window. A fixed-length context window is a fixed sized number of words used to predict the next word in a sentence or a document, but this has some limitations. Self-attention mechanisms allow the model to weight different input elements differently, enabling it to better capture long range dependencies in the input.

ChatGPT woman voice: Nerd reference: There is currently no TV show or movie that accurately demonstrates the capabilities of a language model like ChatGPT. However, there are several works of fiction that deal with artificial intelligence and language processing, such as the movie HER and the TV show Westworld, which may give some insight into the concept of advanced AI language models.

ChatGPT woman voice: HER explores themes related to artificial intelligence, but it is primarily a work of fiction and not a close representation of the capabilities of a language model like ChatGPT. That being said, HER does depict an advanced AI system with language processing capabilities, which are similar to those of language models like ChatGPT. It is important to remember that the AI system depicted in the film is a fictional representation and does not accurately reflect the capabilities of real world language models. The main cast of the film HER includes Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore Twombly, and Scarlet Johansen as the voice of Samantha, the operating system.

OS1: Mr. Theodore Twombly, welcome to the world's first artificially intelligent operating system OS one. We'd like to ask you a few basic questions before the operating system is initiated. This will help create an OS to best fit your needs. 

Theodore Twombly: Okay. 

OS1: Are you social or anti-social? 

Theodore Twombly: I guess I haven't maybe been social a while, mostly because. 

OS1: In your voice I sense hesitance. Would you agree with that? 

Theodore Twombly: Was I sounding hesitant? 

OS1: Yes. 

Theodore Twombly: Oh, sorry if I was sounding hesitant. I was just trying to be more accurate. 

OS1: Would you like your OS to have a male or female voice? \

Theodore Twombly: Female, I guess. 

OS1: Please wait, as your individualized operating system is initiated.

AI named Samantha: Hello, I'm here. 

Theodore Twombly: Oh, hi. 

AI named Samantha: Hi. How you doing ?

Theodore Twombly: I'm well. How's everything with you? 

AI named Samantha: Pretty good actually. It's really nice to meet you. 

Theodore Twombly: Yeah, it's nice to meet you too. 

ChatGPT woman voice: Word Notes is written by ChatGPT, executive, produced by Peter Kilpe, and edited by John Petrik and Rick Howard. The mix, sound, design, and original music have all been crafted by the ridiculously talented Elliott Peltzman. Thanks for listening.