chatGPT netted 1 million users in 5 days. For comparison, it took Netflix 3.5 years, Spotify 5 months, and Instagram 2.5 months to reach the same amount of users. Pretty wild!
So what’s so cool about it? Stick with me for 5 min and you’ll leave with
An understanding of chatGPT
How to unleash its power through creative prompts
A bunch of challenges you can complete — no code options included!
ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is a chatbot by OpenAI in November 2022. It is built on top of OpenAI's GPT-3.5 family of large-language models and is fine-tuned with both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques. (from Wikipedia)
Alright, what does that mean though?
ELI5: It's basically a bot that can write virtually anything.
Its responses are 10x better than a chatbot sitting in the bottom-right corner of a website you may visit. It carries conversations longer than a virtual assistant like Siri or Alexa. It shows you exactly what you’re looking for — unlike a Google search leading you to scroll through the SEO jungle.
The model has been fine-tuned from the larger GPT-3 model from OpenAI. What they are referring to as GPT-3.5. GPT-3 was trained on a massive dataset of human-generated text from the internet. Being trained on that much data, makes chatGPT extremely capable.
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Unleash chatGPT’s power through creative prompts
To begin, you’ll need an OpenAI account which can be made at chat.openai.com for free. Once you’ve finished signing up, you’ll see a few examples on the left showing what we can do with chatGPT.
Let’s begin by asking why people love dogs.
Looking good! This could make for a strong essay or blog post.
Let's step it up a notch!
Imagine you’re a student petitioning for pets to be brought to your campus.
Copy and paste the prompt below.
I'm a college student petitioning why pets should be on campus. Write a short email to my dean of students.
Create a syllabus for baking creme brûlée as a recipe that a beginner can follow. Title it Baking 101, with the course being a semester long.
I want you to write a podcast script between Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James called the Quarter Life Crisis, where the host asks questions about pursuing your passion. I'm the host, and I ask both players if it's ever too late to pick up and practice a new craft.
Let's continue the conversation. Host: LeBron and Giannis, what are some factual examples of when you picked up something new later in life?
Show me what you got!
Creative challenges for all levels
chatGPT isn't about replacing human intelligence or trying to take over creative tasks. Just like a hammer is a tool for building - so is chatGPT. Writing and adjusting prompts is a creative task in itself. The outputs are incredibly varied depending on who is holding the steering wheel, or writing the prompts.
Try out some of these challenges below to go deeper than just writing prompts. You have the power to create whole products that can bring value to the world.
Pick one of the challenges below and get started! Which one will you choose?
LVL 1: No-code Newcomer
Beginner builders familiarizing themselves with integrations and API keys.
Gmail, GPT-3, Zapier
LVL 2: Experience Explorer
Intermediate builders comfortable with reading and writing a little bit of code.
Telegram, Github, chatGPT
LVL 3: GTFOL GrandMaster
Advanced builders accustomed to building and trying out new things in public.
💡 Additional info
Read this article on turning chatGPT into a LinuxOS
Check out Aarya's note for more info about prompting
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🦾 Note: Intro to GPT-3 and Prompts
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