ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot developed by OpenAI, has surprised the world in recent months with the text it can generate. Today, chatbots create charts, maps, and transform images into videos to delight users in new ways.
This is due to a new feature called Code Interpreter that OpenAI rolled out to ChatGPT Plus subscribers last week. Here’s what you should know about it.
What is Code Interpreter?
Code Interpreter is a new feature that enables ChatGPT to analyze data, create charts, solve math problems, edit files, and more. It also supports file upload and download, which was not possible in the previous ChatGPT.
Code Interpreter was made available to subscribers of ChatGPT Plus, a $20/month service, last Thursday. Similar add-on features that allow ChatGPT users to access his third-party services such as Expedia and OpenTable are only available to subscribers.
How does the code interpreter work?
When a user asks ChatGPT a question, the chatbot guesses the answer based on a technology called Large Language Models (LLM) that predicts the next word in a sequence.
But if the code interpreter is enabled, ChatGPT will write and run computer code to find answers, OpenAI said. This allows chatbots to perform new tasks that they couldn’t do before, such as performing complex calculations or generating charts based on data uploaded by users, all of which can be done by code. is completed by
Some argue that code interpreters reduce the chance of imprecision, a common complaint about LLM
“The code objectively does something right,” said Ethan Morrick, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania who tested the code interpreter for two months before its release.
What have people been doing with code interpreters?
The most common use of code interpreters is data analysis.
ChatGPT can examine your data, such as financial information, health information, and location information, and generate insights about it, with prompts like, “Tell me what’s interesting about your data.” Financial analysts are finding ways to use this tool in their analysis and other tasks. Stock price and, budget.
Researchers are also starting to use this tool for creative data visualization. Dr. Morrick recently used a code interpreter to create his three-dimensional chart for the Billboard Hot 100 list, animated map All lighthouses in the United States. Some people use code interpreters to convert file formats, such as converting images to videos or converting PDF documents to images.
Arvind Narayanan, a professor of computer science at Princeton University, warned that AI should not over-rely on code interpreters for data analysis, as it still produces inaccurate results and misinformation.
“Good data analysis requires a lot of critical thinking about data,” he said.