How To Use ChatGPT Even If You Are Not A Tech Savvy Person

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There are tons of articles on the web about how to use ChatGPT. Most of them are filled with so much technical jargon that the general public might get overwhelmed trying to understand.

We don’t want you to have to go back to Google to find the answer because our blog is too long, confusing or technical.

Technical stuff can frustrate people to a point where they just give up – leaving them in the dark and looking for answers elsewhere.

I can’t tell you how many times I have Googled something that could have been explained very basically, yet the search results returned a blog written like a research paper with more words than a 300 lb book.

Although longform blogs with copious amounts of content are sometimes needed on certain subjects, we have written them and they have their place.

However, there are subjects such as this one where we can deliver the answer to you in a handful of words and images and off you go!

If you are a technical person and want to go deeper into this subject, I would suggest checking out how AI Will Revolutionize Business.

What is ChatGPT?

If you are here, your goal is to understand ChatGPT and how to use it.

According to Wikipedia “ChatGPT is a chatbot developed by OpenAI and launched in November 2022. It is built on top of OpenAI’s GPT-3 family of large language models and has been fine-tuned using both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques.”

What does that mean? In layman’s terms, ChatGPT is a chatbot that will answer any question or tell you anything you wish once you type it into the input area (We will show you how to do this later).

If you type in a question or ask it to tell you anything, it will return with an answer. Similar to Google. Although, Google returns with a website to answer your question about what you might be seeking.

ChatGPT does not give you a list of websites to then try to find your answer. It actually gives you the answer typed out in real time, which is built on an AI (Artificial Intelligence) learning model.

ChatGPT uses Machine Learning.

This model has searched the web as well as it has taken the input from users like yourself to modify, grow and understand better. This will provide better answers and over time will learn how to give you even better answers.

This is called Machine Learning which means the more data and input it gets, the better it gets at giving you what you want.

It is the same as if a human wanted to play the guitar. The more the person plays their guitar, watches YouTube videos, learns from masters and practices their craft, the better they get.

Machine learning is just that simple. Of course there is more techy stuff about it – but remember we are trying to make this super simple!

Where and how can I use ChatGPT?

Let’s get you started with ChatGPT. First go to openai.com, specifically click on https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/ and then click on the pink button on the homepage that says “Try ChatGPT”.

Next you will be promoted to “sign in” or “sign up”. If you are reading this, my guess is that you will need to “sign up”.

Once you click “sign up”, you will have various ways to sign up. You can sign up with your email address, your Google or Microsoft accounts. Sometimes people don’t really understand what that means to sign up with Google, Microsoft or email.

The pros of signing up with only an email is that it is not linked to any other accounts. If you sign up through Google or Microsoft those accounts are linked. Meaning if either those are compromised, anything that is linked to them are also compromised.

We suggest signing up with an up email for the best protection.

Let’s test out ChatGPT.

Next you will be taken to the ChatGPT page where you can start testing it out. At the bottom you can see an input box and this is where you start typing. Here is our example.

Since we just wrote a blog about “How to pursue your passion while working a full-time job.” we thought we would ask it a similar question and see what it offers as an answer.

Although it was a very simple answer as you can see below, it is a good place to start if you wanted to start a side hustle or even write about the subject. Our blog we write is much different than what is here since we wrote it first, but it does give some good points and directions.

Use ChatGPT output carefully.

The next step is using this information. We warn people to never copy and paste this information into a blog or use it as your own text as there are sometimes copyright issues.

According to ChatGPT, “ChatGPT sometimes writes plausible-sounding but incorrect or nonsensical answers.”

So ChatGPT is a great starting point to brainstorm and get ideas, but never use the answers given right out of the box.

If you don’t like the answer, you can regenerate a response by clicking the button below the answer you receive. You can also turn on “light mode” which is located in the navigation on the left at the bottom with a little light icon.

Next we asked to clarify one of its points in its answer. Here is the question as well as the answer (we also turned it to light mode).

AI is strange, wonderful and scary.

AI is a very strange and unusual technological advancement in society. We understand that for some people it can feel a bit scary, but the best way to combat fear is to embrace things.

The truth is that AI is not going anywhere, it has already been a large part of our lives for years in various industries but it was not open to the public like it is today. We have been using algorithms, automations and machine learning for decades.

According to Britanica, “the earliest successful AI program was written in 1951 by Christopher Strachey”.

As a small business, AI tools can make your life a lot easier as well as help your staff do an even more amazing job. Yes, it comes with a whole list of new challenges – but we face them as they come.

Al is ever evolving as we are as humans. We learn to adapt, grow and learn.

Conclusion

That is it! That is how to sign up to ChatGPT and to use it easily. Yes, there are more complicated ways to use it and rabbit holes you can go down if you wish, but these are the basics that can open the door to get you started.

We hope you get some time to test out ChatGPT. Keep your eye out for Bard, Google’s answer to ChatGPT.

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