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ChatGPT and AI

Jan 10, 2023

In this English lesson, we will look at words related to artificial intelligence and chatbots.

A company called OpenAI (and remember, AI stands for ‘artificial intelligence’) released a product called ChatGPT at the end of last November. ChatGPT allows users to ask it questions, and it replies in a very conversational manner, using exceptionally good writing – and the answers can be translated into a number of different languages.


If you have not tested this new technology, I suggest that you do. The implications this technology will have on many industries will be profound.


All that makes this a great time to look at some related vocabulary.
The following text I am going to read you now was in fact produced mainly by ChatGPT. It gives you an idea of the high quality of writing this produces.


So, what is a chatbot? A chatbot is a computer program that is designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the Internet. Chatbots are often used to answer customer service questions, provide information, or perform other simple tasks.
Now, let’s talk about GPT chatbots. GPT stands for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer.” These chatbots are a type of chatbot that use advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to answer questions from users. They are trained on vast amounts of data and can generate responses that are more human-like and natural than those of traditional chatbots.
Here are five new vocabulary words related to chatbots and GPT chatbots that you should know. The first three are related to the initials GPT that are in the name.
G. G stands for ‘Generative’. Generative is a term used to describe a machine learning model that is able to generate new content or output based on the data it has been trained on.
P. P stands for ‘Pre-trained’. Pre-trained is a term used to describe a machine learning model that has already been trained on a large dataset and can be fine-tuned for a specific task.
T. T stands for ‘Transformer’. Transformer is a type of machine-learning model that has been designed to process and analyze large amounts of data in order to generate output.
So, that is GPT: Generative Pre-trained Transformer.
Here are two more words that you can use when discussing the topic of chatbots and AI.
Algorithm: a set of rules or instructions that are followed to solve a problem or perform a task.
Machine learning: a type of artificial intelligence that involves training algorithms on vast amounts of data in order to improve their performance.

I hope you found this introduction to the vocabulary related to chatbots and GPT chatbots helpful! There is no doubt that this new technology provides you with a powerful new tool to study and communicate in English and in other languages. This technology will be transformative in many industries, so, ChatGTP. If you haven’t tried it yet, you could put that on your list for this week.


Okay, before we move on to our pronunciation section, I wanted to let you know that I have released the 70-minute video seminar ‘How to Give Great Presentations Even if Your English Isn’t Great’ is available now on the website. So, if you need to give presentations in English, you should check this out. This video seminar explains techniques that you can use to leverage your current level of English so you can give much better presentations that will be clearer for your audience, and easier to understand.


Alright, let’s move to pronunciation. In this section, I look at common words that are sometimes mispronounced by people learning English, so let’s make you are getting them right.


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Photo credit: By Nið ricsað – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=126514649

Disclaimer: Some of this content was written by Assistant, a large language model trained by OpenAI. (https://openai.com/blog/openai-assistant/) The writing used from Assistant does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of OpenAI.

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