How does ChatGPT ‘think’ and ‘answer’ our questions?

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Key Question: How does ChatGPT work? Does it read and understand like human?

TLDR: ChatGPT doesn’t think and doesn’t answer our questions. It is a sophisticated semi-supervised word prediction algorithm.

ChatGPT is a statistical model.

In this article, I elaborate on the mechanism of ChatGPT in layman terms, from 10,000 foot.

Image generated by Midjourney

We live in the golden exciting age of Natural Language Processing (NLP). Understanding how ChatGPT and the new Generative AI tools work will help us to leverage the strength of these tools and avoid its weaknesses.

ChatGPT is based on Large Language Model (LLM)

ChatGPT is a Large Language Model (LLM) chatbot developed by OpenAI. It has a remarkable ability to interact in conversational dialogue form and provide responses that can appear surprisingly human. But, does ChatGPT understand the questions, or even the answers?

GPT = Generative Pretrained Transformer

GPT stands for Generative Pretrained Transformer. Let’s break this down:

  • Generative AI Model, i.e. generate an answer (text, image, voice etc) to a question / prompt

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Crypto Zen Monk
Generative AI: ChatGPT, Midjourney, DALL-E-2

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