What can OpenAI’s ChatGPT do?
Dear Fellow Scholars, this is Two Minute Papers with Dr. Károly Zsolnai-Fehér.
Today you are going to witness perhaps history in the making. You see, we have some amazing new results with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which is an AI assistant that has now passed a US law school exam and is considered to be on the level of a C+ student. What is perhaps even more incredible is that it also passed coding interview questions, particularly from Google and Amazon.
That sounds like one more step towards the human-level intelligence for an AI that just a few years ago, most people thought will never be possible.
Now, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is that these are not results from a rigorously peer reviewed paper, so we can’t pop the hood and look inside to verify these claims. However, good news, ChatGPT also took an MBA exam with a professor at Wharton business school at the University of Pennsylvania, and we have a paper for that, so we can look at the exact questions and answers it has given, and an evaluation of those answers as well. And the results are I think, incredible. In short, this work is an amazing leap forward, it can do absolutely magical things, and then, as we saw earlier, fall on its face on the simplest questions. Now, hold on to your papers, because overall, it seems to be a B to B- MBA student. Which sounds incredible, but it gets even better, because ChatGPT is no ordinary student. ChatGPT is not just a student that can answer a few dozen questions a day. It is a student that can answer more than 10,000 questions nearly instantly.
Don’t forget, it also knows about so much more than just business administration, it knows about physics, art, programming, literature, and can recall and build on a larger body of human knowledge than any of us can.
Actually, let’s have a look at 4 more amazing and recent examples of what it can do.
One, it can write a little computer game where we can fly around in a little virtual world, and we can even control the camera with our mouse. Yes, ChatGPT is only capable of outputting text, but there are ways to convert text information into visual information. And one excellent example of that is computer code. This computer code can be compiled into a computer game.
And to get all this, we just need to ask. In goes one text prompt, and out comes a computer game. Clearly, a very simple one, but just imagine how incredible of a learning tool this will be for a new generation of Fellow Scholars. Some of which you will see at the end of this episode. You’ll love it.
Two, it can also become an incredible personal assistant. Look, it checks our e-mail, okay, we expected that. Then, it tells us how many unread emails we have. Okay, we expected that too. And now…listen. Whoa! It also summarizes the contents of these unread emails. How cool is that? A true AI personal assistant.
Three, here is a brilliant application that ties multiple things together. For instance, if it has enough knowledge to be an okay law-student and it is also an amazing assistant, then have a look at this. A personal assistant that summarizes the terms and conditions. We have all been asked to accept a huge wall of legal text that no one reads, and even if a poor soul is asked to read it, that person has a very small chance of actually understanding it. However, that is no more. ChatGPT comes to the rescue and makes these readable for ordinary humans in a hurry. I absolutely love this one. And it can summarize Youtube videos as well. I wonder what it would say about this one.
Four, we can also create more incredible combinations. For instance, we can ask ChatGPT a question, and have it answer in the style of our favorite people. Here, this Fellow Scholar asked it to choose from Ronaldo and Messi in the style of Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad. Who is the better footballer? I thought about reading the answer to you, but you know what? We can even have a different learning algorithm clone the actor’s voice and use it to answer himself. How cool is that?
And, plus one because I can never resist. Here, it was asked to describe how a Scholar should hold on to their papers, and the amount of detail in the answer did not disappoint. And, yes, you are seeing correctly, the author was Chesto. Yes, THAT Chesto, the Legendary Scholar who earlier, showed you the reference motion for holding on to your papers properly.
And as promised, I would absolutely love to show you a heartwarming message from some of our younger Fellow Scholars. Look at this. The message given with this image was as follows:
“My cute kids enjoying another two minute papers episode over our weekly Saturday lunch. Whenever you say “hold onto your papers” they all slam a hand on the table.”
And…yes! They are indeed showcasing the proper technique. Also, look at those grins! Learning something new and improving themselves while they are eating healthy veggies. Loving it. Go Mini Scholars!
I love my job talking about these papers, and it is incredible to do it for such an amazing and receptive audience like you Fellow Scholars. I have to pinch myself every day that I get to do this. Thank you so much! And if you have similar ceremonies at home, make sure to keep them coming either here or on Twitter. What an incredible heartwarming message!
And, one more thing. Whenever you see these news, always keep the First Law of Papers in mind. The First Law Of Papers says that research is a process. Do not look at where we are, look at where we will be two more papers down the line. I see so many examples of other people reading these news and just thinking about what is now, not what will be soon. So, what will be soon? Well, two more papers down the line, I am sure that it will know our preferences quite well and will summarize emails and papers exactly the way we like it. And it will be able to do so much more. So, what do you think? What would you use this for? Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for watching and for your generous support, and I’ll see you next time!