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La Jornada: In just 5 days, Chat GPT-3 reaches one million users


▲ The application will cause a stir in educational institutions around the world and will force a change in the way assessments are conducted.AFP photo

Julio Gutierrez

Newspaper La Jornada
Friday, January 27, 2023, p. 14

Chat GPT-3, an artificial intelligence platform capable of writing articles that look as if they were created by a human, reached one million registered users in five days, something that took two other large technology firms two years to complete. Took more than a year.

According to a report published by the Australian Financial Review portal, it took Netflix 40 months to reach that figure; on Twitter, 24 months; For Facebook, 10, and for Instagram, three months.

Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3, known in chat as GPT-3, is an artificial intelligence platform that composes text. It works with an algorithm of 175 billion parameters which has the ability to understand what will be the next word a person uses while typing.

The platform has attracted attention in recent times as it is almost impossible to understand whether a text, article or student essay has been written by a person or through this application.

This phenomenon has reached such an extent that, for example, an investigation by a professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States showed that the Chat GPT-3 awarded students with a score of B for a master’s degree in business administration. Passed final exam. ,

The app has remarkable potential to enhance certain skills of workers and especially employees in positions held by MBA graduates, including analysts, managers and consultants.said Christian Terwisch, author of the research and professor at the university.

how does it work?

Chat GPT-3 was invented by OpenAI firm. Its first version was released in 2018 and contained 117 million parameters. Another 1.5 billion was in 2019 and this latest installment is slated to launch early this 2023.

It works through a learning algorithm which is based on probability, i.e. it can figure out what the next word someone will use in a sentence. It takes a part of the user’s language and transforms it; For example, the user writes “I feel like drinking…” and the platform figures out what to type next based on the context.

It also predicts the beginning of a sentence or the length of the requested text or phrase. The algorithm received a total of 570 gigabytes of text information.

To use it, the user just has to create a session on their platform and the application literally asks for it. write a text about dinosaurs,

The phenomenon is so big that Microsoft has announced it will make a third investment in OpenAI to continue development, while companies like BuzzFeed want to stop hiring writers and use GPT-3 to write their articles .

Although innovation impresses, analysts and professors or professors doubt its benefits, as it would be difficult to understand that a student or worker wrote and acquired the necessary knowledge.

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