ChatGPT Demystified: A User-Friendly Guide to AI’s Breakthrough Tool

No Tech-Speak, Just Plain English: Understanding and Harnessing the Power of ChatGPT

Ondrej Svoboda

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Me presenting ChatGPT as a fluffy friend. Generated via Midjourney. Photo courtesy of the author.

ChatGPT is currently the most well-known and widely used tool utilizing artificial intelligence, which is completely free in its basic version. Within the first 5 days of operation, it began to be used by 1 million people. And today, it is used by more than 100 million users.

ChatGPT needed 5 days to reach 1 million users. Image courtesy of the author

In this post, I will explain how ChatGPT works without you having to know any technical terms.

The success is in simplicity

The success of ChatGPT lies in part in the fact that its use is very simple and can be handled by anyone who can work with a web browser. Simply open the page chat.openai.com, create an account, and you can start messaging with ChatGPT.

It’s really simple. Anyone can start using ChatGPT.

It then responds to you, and you can’t help but be amazed because sometimes it sounds like you’re chatting with a real person, and other times it feels like you’re trying to communicate with an alien pretending to be human.

How does it actually work? How does ChatGPT know how to respond to you? It’s a combination of computer algorithms and a large amount of information that these algorithms have processed. This has resulted in a language model that surprisingly represents our world quite well.

It’s like an alien that can learn anything but never lived on earth

You may have seen the movie The Fifth Element with Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich in the role of Leeloo. The basis of her character is a divine being with superhuman abilities. For example, she can learn extremely quickly.

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Ondrej Svoboda

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