I've been using this revolutionary new tool by OpenAI, and ironically I sort of put it off at first. When a friend told me to use it I just sort of mentioned how GPT-3 had been out for a while, and essentially had the energy of "bah humbug" if you will.
Little did I know that ChatGPT was BUILT ON TOP of GPT-3, as a more refined conversational chatbot tool.
Allowing you to ask questions, generate code, and much much more that we will get into today.
NOTE: I wrote this post myself, but it would have been funny had I used ChatGPT to do it. Just wanted to leave this disclaimer since there are a lot of posts out there that did do that. (Some linked at the end)
What is it real quick?
I might leave some details for blog posts and videos linked in this mega article, as they will explain it better than I.
However it is essentially a chatbot that you can ask almost any question, and it will give you a pretty solid answer. Surprising considering how much of an infant the tool is. Now it won't provide any harmful information, or even curse words, as they were filtered out from the start. I even asked it how to take over the world, just to see what it said, and it shut me down real quick. lol
It is an idea generator, but more than that it is an "idea expander". For example one use case I'm super excited for to use this with, is my PolyInContent series. 90% of my series has yet to be made, and they are all just one line ideas. This tool can take that one line and give me a meta description, or entire post (but I want to that myself still) that would help me finish each piece.
This was a great post to get started:
Check out the massive playlist of videos I used to help learn:
Check out the PolyPro membership:
One of the many benefits are posts like these, where I put in as much information about a subject as I can. More importantly in a digestible way, and I share pretty much all of the links I come across myself.
Now onto the rest of the post!!
Think of this like a pillar post, full of resources, links, videos (although I mainly saved those for the playlist), and my two cents on various subtopics.
Why this Innovation matters
There are so many potential outcomes from this, that I can't even possibly list them all. Even in a mega post like this, there just isn't enough time or room. I think that is an imperative statement to make right now.
As just like I was before, being all apprehensive, there are a lot of things that will come out of this. We are already seeing the success of Lensa AI, as well as the sister tool to ChatGPT, DALL-E.
Putting these all together could produce a ton of content, images, ideas, and innovations. By taking a multidisciplinary understanding of an almost omnipotent pool of knowledge that this tool has.
Did it pass the Turing Test??
What can it do?
I've already used it to generate website code (although my coding skills are lacking in testing it fully), ideas for video games (tons and tons of ideas for all sorts of aspects about the game), how to make content, how to start a gaming channel, and more. I've asked it dozens of questions already, and I am sure I'll have plenty more.
One thing to point out, is that the results are greatly reliant on how good YOUR prompts are.
How to use it?
Simply sign up for free, and see what sort of questions you can start to ask it. You don't really have to hold yourself back, just nothing nefarious of course.
We'll go into more use cases down this post, but here is an interesting link for that now.
You're not fighting the AI
"Stop competing against robots
Many creators freak out about AI."
Quick tangent note, is that you aren't going to be competing against this technology as an artist or creator. Rather using it to your advantage to come up with even better ideas.
Artificial Intelligence Artwork
DALL-E is the technology that most people refer to in this sense. Meaning if you combine it with the power of ChatGPT you could be in for a wild ride.
I've been seeing combination pieces, of two very distinct artists spliced together. Perhaps even just applying that over your own image. In fact when some of this technology first came out I used it to generate these.
Now these are more just me playing with it, but that is what you gotta do when you find something new. Experiment, play around, and see what you can conjure. I have seen a lot of people doing it too on Tiktok as of late.
One guy even used it to generate assets for a video game completely made from AI. Including the code from chatGPT.
How this all plays out is anyone's guess.
The Artistic Process
I create content for many reasons, but mainly because it is what I do. It is me. I made THIS post because I was already going to learn a ton about this topic, and what do I do with this information? Just absorb it, and hope that it sticks? No, for I'm going to distill it in my own way for you all.
Humans are still the origin source for creativity, ingenuity, and being able to synergize ideas together uniquely. The tool will help in that process, but it can't fully replace it.
At least not for another decade it looks like.
Programming through AI
My first phase of content was around self-education, particularly with the Modular Degree, and how I can provide a template for people to use. I bring this up because at the moment it is just a Notion Template, and that is great but lacking any sort of automated features.
I want to create a platform, an app if you will, or an advanced learning management system. In order to allow people to create their own Modegrees via the platform, and search the internet to easily add to it.
However I lack the coding skills to accomplish it, I can't seem to learn them, and no code tools are quite capable of the sheer amount of things this tool would need to do.
I asked ChatGPT to write a programming joke about no coders vs programmers and the result was... interesting. 🧵 1/4— Doc Williams (@_docwilliams) December 27, 2022
What more can this tool do, that we just haven't think to ask for yet?
Someone created a Video Game with AI... two people actually.
Imagine what can be done with expanded programming language understanding, deeper api access to connect with programs like Unity, and even AI generated text dialog for video games?
Content Creation through ChatGPT
This is where a lot of people are concerned with it taking over people's jobs. However the creativity of the human mind is unique, and I see this AI being more of an additional source.
Rather than a replacement.
I'm pretty sure Forbes and Inc have been using an AI generator for a while now to at least outline a majority of their articles.
That is where this technology really shines, is enhancing what you already have. For example most of my content is unique, there are similar people out there, but my actual topics I pick. Generally are not common. Thus I have to generate all of my blog posts/videos on my own, and that is okay. In fact I have a thousand ideas in my backlog, and that is where I think it would help me.
Taking the one line idea, and turning it into an outline for a script or post.
I think August Bradley's point on AI writing are very interesting.
Someone Created a CGI Short Film with AI
Here is the video and some of the tools used.
How does the technology work?
Hey listen, I am NO expert, but here is my understanding. It is a machine learning algorithm with a huge dataset collected over years and years. Up until 2021, so no modern references currently.
Using that large data set to understand human like language, and tons of human verified responses that it learned from. When it came up with a response, a human had signaled whether it was good or bad, and it built it out from there.
Looking forward to a brighter future
It will weed out some of the lower level content creation or programming jobs perhaps at the entry level. However in the grand scheme of things they would have been swept over by something else anyways.
Think like thumbnail creator for a YouTuber, now there is no point to have that role for the most part. Although someone who is highly skilled, for example one of Mr Beast's or Gary Vee's team members. With a ton of experience, they will still be one of a kind. The role won't go away, but rather just you have to get better.
This will lead the world to creating better prompts, blogs, content, code, and more.
If anything new jobs will form too, such as the person who can make the best prompts. I always say as an instructor to ask me a question. I can come up with an amazing one of a kind way of explaining something (say how to swim for example), but only if I am asked the right question.
The same thing goes for this AI.
No particular order per se, but the top is usually the most prominent. Give this a scroll through and see if any are interesting to you!!
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