My Conversation with Chat GPT

by | Mar 7, 2023 | Company

The backstory on the topic

Speaking candidly, originally this article was about recapping a conversation I had with George (Episode 5 of Video talk with George titled How to protect your videos from hackers on YouTube) about what folks should think about backing up their video marketing assets and steps to avoid what happened to Sean Cannell’s Think Media podcast YouTube channel. His Think Media podcast YouTube Channel was hacked, and they were unable to undo the hacker’s damage and gain access to their channel yet. (As of this writing they had terminated the channel and hoped to restore access and regain control.  To add to the YouTube hack, Linkedin is down for the second time in January 

If you can’t wait to hear our talk about how to safeguard your videos, you can watch my talk with George on our website or on our YouTube channel you catch at your leisure. 

Instead, since, there was so much buzz about ChatGPT and I was itching to dig in on this topic, I chose to Interview GPT. What concerned me was the ethics involved as there were some reports in the news of students using ChatGPT to write their term papers and figured I go right at the source, hear ChatPGT’s views on its popular use, and how some people use it outside of its intended purpose. Also, I couldn’t resist and had to get ChatGPT’s thoughts about the state of video and live to stream.

We had covered a lot of ground. I had to break up the interview into 2 parts. The first of the 2-part newsletter covers ChatGPT, and the second one, which I’ll post in March’s newsletter (unless there is a groundswell from the email newsletter subscribers that wants it sooner) will cover ChatGPT’s view on video and live streaming.

Even breaking down the newsletter into 2 segments, it is pretty long so you may want to grab a tasty beverage or block out some time, as I’m sure you will enjoy this unconventional conversation. Some responses have been condensed but all answers were from ChatGPT directly to my questions. so without further adieu,

Here’s my conversation with ChatGPT 

Robert: May I have permission to share our discussion in a blog post or an email newsletter or for a future Livestream? How shall I address you? ChatGPT?

ChatGPT: As an AI model, I do not have the ability to grant permissions. However, you are welcome to share the content of our conversation in a blog post, email newsletter, or future Livestream as long as it is used in a lawful and respectful manner. You should be aware that this content is generated by an AI model and it is not written by a human, so it should be used accordingly.  …”

As for addressing me, you can call me ChatGPT, it is the name given to me by OpenAI, my creators. It is an acronym for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer.” Additionally, you can refer to me as “AI,” “the AI,” “the model,” “the language model,” or simply “GPT.”

Robert: For those new to ChatGPT can you share with everyone what is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT: ChatGPT is a language model developed by OpenAI. It is a machine learning model that has been trained on a large dataset of text, allowing it to generate natural language text that is similar to text written by humans. It can be used for a variety of tasks such as text completion, text generation, and language translation.

ChatGPT is a variant of the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) model, which is a type of neural network architecture that is designed to process and generate large amounts of text data. The model was trained on a massive dataset of internet text and fine-tuned for conversational AI.

ChatGPT can be used to generate text for a variety of tasks such as:

  • Answering questions
  • Writing articles, stories, and creative writing
  • Generating code snippets
  • Summarizing text
  • Translating text
  • Generating captions for images and videos

It’s important to note that even though ChatGPT can generate human-like text, it doesn’t have personal experiences, opinions, feelings, or consciousness, it only generates text based on the patterns it learned from the dataset used to train it.

Robert: ChatGPT, can you tell me your thoughts as to what you envision how people use it, are they matching your dream or misusing it and where do you think it will go from here?

ChatGPT: As a language model, I am not capable of having thoughts or feelings. However, I am designed to be used for a variety of tasks such as language translation, text generation, and answering questions. Some people may use me for these intended purposes, while others may use me in ways that deviate from my original design. The way in which people use me is ultimately up to the user and it is difficult for me to say if they are “misusing” me or not.

As for where I will go from here, I expect that my capabilities will continue to improve as more data is added to my training set and as researchers continue to work on developing new techniques for training language models like me. Additionally, I anticipate that new applications for my capabilities will be discovered as people continue to find new ways to use my abilities.

Robert: Can people come to you for help to proofread documents, social media posts

ChatGPT: Yes, people can come to me for help proofreading documents and social media posts. As a language model, I have been trained on a wide variety of text and can help identify grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. However, it’s important to note that while I can assist with proofreading, my primary function is to generate text and my capabilities are not equivalent to a human proofreader. It’s always a good practice to have a human proofreader check the document or post before publishing it, as AI models like me can miss some errors, idiomatic expressions, and cultural references.

 Additionally, since my knowledge cutoff is 2021, it’s important to double-check any information I provide, especially if the document or post is about a topic that has seen significant developments since then.

Robert: What other limitations should the public know when using ChatGPT for their endeavors or project 

ChatGPT: The public should be aware of the following limitations when using ChatGPT for their endeavors or projects:

  1.  My knowledge is based on the text that was available to me during my training, which means that my knowledge cutoff is 2021. I may not have information on the latest developments or events, so it’s important to double-check any information I provide.
  2. I am a language model and not a subject-matter expert, so I may not be able to provide in-depth information on specific topics.
  3. I am an AI model, and I can assist with proofreading, but my capabilities are not equivalent to a human proofreader. It’s always a good practice to have a human proofreader check the document or post before publishing it.
  4. Since I don’t have personal experiences, I can’t provide personal opinions, and my responses are based on patterns in the data used to train me.
  5. I can generate text, but my output may not always make sense or be appropriate in certain contexts. It’s important to review my output and use your own discretion when using it.
  6. Some of my responses might contain bias, stereotypes, or misinformation, it’s important to check the information provided and make sure it’s accurate, unbiased, and up-to-date before using it. My responses are generated based on the input given to me, so the quality of my output will depend on the quality of the input.
  7. It’s important to use the context and the audience you’re trying to reach to guide the way you use my responses and tailor them accordingly

It’s important to keep these limitations in mind when using ChatGPT and to use your own discretion when using the information provided.

And the big question that was on other people’s minds:

Robert: What are your views of people’s fear of A.I. taking over the world, going as far as to say replace humans in all facets? Creativity, jobs, socialization et all

ChatGPT: As an AI model, I do not have views or opinions, but I can provide information on the topic. The fear of AI taking over the world and replacing humans in all facets is a concern that has been raised by some experts in the field. While it is true that AI has the potential to automate certain tasks and may eventually be able to perform some tasks better than humans, it is important to remember that AI is still a tool created and controlled by humans.

AI can be used to augment human capabilities and improve efficiency in various fields, such as healthcare, education, transportation, and manufacturing. It can also be used to create new opportunities and jobs, such as data analysts, AI engineers, and machine learning experts.

However, it’s also important to acknowledge that AI has the potential to disrupt certain industries and displace jobs, particularly those that are repetitive or routine in nature. Therefore, it’s important for governments, businesses, and individuals to work together to ensure that the benefits of AI are widely shared and that efforts are made to mitigate the negative effects of AI on the workforce.

In terms of creativity, AI can be used as a tool to generate new ideas and possibilities, but it’s still not able to replace human creativity, as it lacks the ability to understand the context and the emotional component of creative endeavors.

In terms of socialization, AI can facilitate communication and connection, but it’s not able to replace human interactions and emotions, as it lacks the ability to empathize, understand and respond to emotions.

In summary, AI has the potential to bring many benefits, but it also has the potential to disrupt certain industries and displace jobs. It’s important to acknowledge both the potential benefits and drawbacks of AI, and to work together to ensure that the benefits are widely shared while minimizing the negative effects.

Robert: May I have permission to continue the conversation with you, is there a way to save this discussion we’re having or does it disappear? 

ChatGPT: You do not need permission to continue the conversation with me. I am here to assist you with any questions or information you may need.

Unfortunately, this discussion will disappear once you end the session, and it is not possible to save it. However, you can take notes of the information provided and refer back to them at any time.

Robert: Even if this discussion closes, will you have a memory of our discussion, so if I make a reference to it, you’ll remember or will you have no recollection of our discussion ChatGPT?

ChatGPT: As an AI model, I do not have a memory in the way that humans do. Each time I respond to a question or statement, I process the information provided to me and generate a response based on that information, but I don’t retain any information from previous interactions. Therefore, I will not remember our conversation after this session ends.

However, you can always start a new conversation and reference previous discussions, I will use the information you provide me to generate a response based on the context provided.

If you have any specific questions or information you want me to recall, you can always provide me with the context and I will do my best to give you an accurate response based on the information provided.

Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with!

(To be continued in April on ChatGPT on videos and live streaming. If you can’t wait for the article in April, subscribe to now email newsletter now. Join now and receive a copy for FREE the video production budgeting guideline, consumer edition)  


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