So I’ve been using https://chat.openai.com/chat for a little while now and discovered that the 2500 characters limitation is one to look out for. (and yes I’m considering getting the paid version to get around this problem). But what have you actually used this for? You might ask!
If your a programmer you are in for a treat. I’ve got it to help me build a couple of things, one being a basic cryptographic product. I’ve had this idea for about 5 years sitting in the back of my brain and it took about an hour and a half with a bit of help from the droid as it were to get a basic working product.
Steve Jobs once described the computer as a bicycle for the brain, this feels like I’ve just jumped on a rather nice motorcycle! Seriously if you haven’t tried chat.openai.com do it now. This is a game changer.
Some of the things I’ve engaged the AI with include
Best lathes for tool making – (I’ve still yet to make a purchase)
Got it to explain shell scripts and what they do in detail
Find PHP errors in my code
The theory of relativity
How to cook a better Pavlova
I’ve also got it to review some of my writing.
Discussed Miles Davis and Modal Jazz
Some of the things it can’t do are language related, I got this reply when attempting to find the meaning of the word “Andoo”.
“I’m sorry, but I am not able to provide translations for the word “andoo” in multiple languages, as I do not have access to a translation database and I am not able to browse the internet”
Dear old google replied with.
“Andoo, to keep boat in position by rowing gently against wind or tide.”
So I suppose the old search engine still has a bit of life in it yet.
Finally don’t forget “Prompt Engineering” (a hot YouTube topic at the moment) Which is basically putting data (From the web if needed) into your requests. It has unbelievable sorting / arranging, and analysis skill.
I can’t say this enough, it’s not perfect… but it is getting better all the time, learn to ride that motorcycle.