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ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot developed by OpenAI that launched last November. Its gone viral for its detailed and seemingly human responses to prompts or questions. Do you want help writing emails, composing essays or penning songs? Then ChatGPT could be what you’re looking for.


But, it's important to be aware of the limitations of ChatGPT. It might not understand what you’re asking it and give you a wrong answer as it won’t ask you to clarify an ambiguous question but instead will make a guess as to what you meant and answer that instead. ChatGPT doesn’t source where they get their information from so it can be hard to verify if what you’ve been told is accurate or not which could mean incorrect information is given out. Another limitation to be aware of is the data ChatGPT uses is limited up to 2021 so any questions relying on information from after this point can’t be answered correctly.


As AI improves, its benefits improve also, with the potential applications of a service such as ChatGPT being expansive. It can write an article in seconds, but currently you need to fact check what it wrote was correct. It can write a full essay for you with just a prompt, resulting in some schools blocking student’s access to ChatGPT.


Have you used ChatGPT? Let us know in the comments.