Chapter 1

Introducing ChatGPT


Bullet Trying out ChatGPT

Bullet Comparing ChatGPT and search engines

Bullet Understanding ChatGPT

Bullet Choosing between ChatGPT and ChatGPT Plus

Bullet Grasping how ChatGPT is a harbinger of profound change

Bullet Conquering the fears that ChatGPT conjures

ChatGPT is a huge phenomenon and a major paradigm shift in the accelerating march of technological progression. It's a large language model (LLM) that belongs to a category of AI (artificial intelligence) called generative AI, which can generate new content rather than simply analyze existing data. Additionally, anyone can interact with ChatGPT in their own words. A natural, humanlike dialog ensues.

In this chapter, you learn where and how to access ChatGPT, why you should bother, the pros and cons of using it, and whether common fears are justified or wildly off base.

ChatGPT is often directly accessed online by users at ...

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