ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer), based on an AI that uses the web to structure sentences in a new context, has become very popular in a few short months.


This article by Alex Hughes, writing for BBC Science Focus, makes the following points:
  • ChatGPT is a language-processing AI model developed by OpenAI.
  • Its applications include language modelling and generating text for applications such as chatbots.
  • Despite ChatGPT having a whopping 175 billion parameters, it does have its limitations.
  • Further, its answers are based on what most people contributing to web forums and social media think—if the majority is wrong, then ChatGpt will also be wrong; see: ChatGPT's Epic Shortcoming - Nonzero Newsletter (


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