In late 2022, OpenAI released ChatGPT, which quickly gained worldwide popularity. It has been a hot topic in the news and social media, with many discussing its impressive capabilities and the possibility of it replacing human jobs. However, you may be unfamiliar with what ChatGPT is and how it can be utilized. This article aims to explain the concept of ChatGPT in simple language without any technical jargon, and how it can benefit you.
What is ChatGPT?
Following OpenAI's release of ChatGPT at the end of 2022, the software's popularity skyrocketed. This artificial intelligence technology can talk to you, much like Doraemon with its vast knowledge. ChatGPT provides answers to questions you ask, but what sets it apart from Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant?
One key distinction is that while Siri or Google Assistant might search for a website to offer you a web page, ChatGPT provides a direct, professional response. Moreover, ChatGPT is capable of answering questions that Siri or Google Assistant may not be able to. It can summarize lengthy articles for you or help you start a report by suggesting an opening paragraph.
Due to its impressive abilities, many people believe that ChatGPT's answers are more reliable and trustworthy than those found via internet searches. As an example, a prominent course at a well-known university tasked students with explaining complex concepts to elementary students in an easy-to-understand way. See the example below. If you give this assignment to ChatGPT, its responses are truly remarkable. It simplifies a complicated economics concept for children to understand.
How to Use ChatGPT?
Currently, ChatGPT is accessible via both web and desktop applications. The quickest method to begin using ChatGPT is to visit its website by entering the following URL into your browser: https://chat.openai.com/。
For first-time users, registration is necessary. Click the Sign up button to register. Currently, ChatGPT supports two quick signup methods via Google and Microsoft. If you have a Gmail account, you can register directly using the same account, and start using ChatGPT instantly.
To utilize ChatGPT, simply write the question you wish to ask in the dialog box, and the ChatGPT will provide an answer, as seen in the previous screenshot.
Is ChatGPT Free？
ChatGPT is currently available in both free and paid versions. The primary distinction between the two is that when the demand is high, the paid version will still be available. Also, the response speed is faster for the paid version.
If you're only trying it out and don't mind waiting a bit longer for a response, then the free version is good enough. However, if you find ChatGPT very helpful and prefer timely responses, you may want to consider upgrading to the paid version.
Regarding the pricing, the paid version ChatGPT Plus will cost $20 monthly in 2023.