Last year (2022), OpenAI, a cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) research company, launched CHATGPT, an incredible online service designed to help users accomplish a variety of tasks. From engaging in topic-based conversations and answering questions, to summarizing documents and rewriting text, CHATGPT has proven to be a versatile tool. Built on an extensive corpus of data, CHATGPT is equipped with a world model that allows it to understand and respond to even the most complex queries.
During the planning of our InnoHEALTH 2022 conference, an event focused on innovative solutions in healthcare, we decided to integrate CHATGPT as a panelist. With questions prepared in advance, we put CHATGPT to the test. Impressively, the AI provided answers that were as satisfactory as those from human panelists. Personally, I would place the quality of CHATGPT’s responses in the 90th percentile.
However, CHATGPT does have limitations. For instance, it struggles with questions related to real-time information or news beyond September 2021, as its training data only extends to that point. One of our session moderators highlighted this shortcoming by asking CHATGPT to predict the weather in Delhi, which it could not do.
Originally built on the GPT-3 model (the third version of OpenAI’s Generative Pre-trained Transformer), CHATGPT now offers access to the more advanced GPT-4 model through a $20 per month subscription. Intrigued by its potential, I upgraded my account in hopes of utilizing CHATGPT for my consulting work, which involves editing and contributing to extensive reports for international clients.
Upon upgrading my account, I was able to leverage CHATGPT to develop an executive summary for a six-year project with hundreds of activities. Additionally, it helped me rewrite several sections of a poorly crafted report submitted by an expert. The collaboration with CHATGPT not only saved me countless hours of work but also translated into thousands of dollars in saved effort, making the monthly subscription more than worthwhile.
Like any tool, the key to effectively using CHATGPT lies in asking the right questions and refining your queries iteratively. Mastery comes with practice, and the more you use it, the better your results will be.
I hope this article sparks your curiosity to explore AI tools like CHATGPT and enhance your productivity. As the saying goes, AI won’t replace humans, but humans who embrace AI will undoubtedly outpace those who don’t.