Chatbot GPT (Generative Pre-training Transformer), more commonly known as ChatGPT, is a language model developed by OpenAI. It’s an AI-powered system that generates human-like text based on the input it receives. It’s able to understand context, respond to queries, and hold conversations with users, making it useful for a wide range of applications from customer service to entertainment.

ChatGPT is a descendant of the GPT (Generative Pretrained Transformer) series of models, which use transformer architectures to understand and generate human-like text. The initial model, GPT-1, was released by OpenAI in June 2018. It was followed by GPT-2 in 2019, which was more powerful and capable, but also sparked a debate about the ethical use of such powerful AI models. In 2020, OpenAI released GPT-3, a model with 175 billion parameters. GPT-3 made a significant leap forward in terms of the quality of its output and its ability to understand and generate nuanced, context-aware responses. The current model, GPT-4, was released by OpenAI after GPT-3. Just as with previous iterations, GPT-4 offers improvements in the quality of output and an increased understanding of context.

Please note that ALL GPT models have a knowledge cut-off in September 2021. What this means is that ChatGPT has read every article, webpage, and piece of information on the internet up until September 2021. While it is learned and very educated, it can not give accurate information regarding current events (e.g. who is the mayor of Los Angeles?).

ChatGPT, regardless of the underlying model version, is continually used and updated to deliver a broad range of applications, from drafting emails, writing code, creating written content, to tutoring in various subjects, translating languages, and simulating characters for video games. It’s also often used as a research tool to better understand the capabilities and limitations of AI.


Before you start using GPT, define what you want from it. Are you looking for creative writing help? Assistance in email drafting? Solutions to programming challenges? Clear objectives will help guide your conversations.

While GPT is capable of understanding a wide range of inquiries, it will provide the most accurate responses when your questions are specific and direct.

The more detail you provide, the better GPT can understand the context of your question and provide an appropriate response.

GPT responds to prompts. The nature of the prompt will influence the type and quality of response. For example, if you want a list, start your prompt with ‘List of…’. If you want an argument, you could begin with ‘Argue that…’.

Like any AI, GPT isn’t perfect. If it doesn’t understand your question or the response isn’t what you’re looking for, try rewording your request or ask it in a different way.

Don’t be afraid to try different approaches and see what works best for you. GPT has a lot of potential uses, so play around and explore what it can do.

If you’re asking for explanations on complex topics, ask GPT to break it down into steps or to explain it in simpler terms. This can make the information more digestible.

While GPT is trained on a diverse range of internet text and can provide factual information, it can also make mistakes. Always cross-reference important information to ensure its accuracy.