Internet Sensation ChatGPT Crosses 1 Million Users In 5 Days

California-based OpenAI's newest prototype ChatGPT has left people wanting more

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Remember the 2014 critically acclaimed American Sci-fi rom-com Her? The Joaquin Phoenix-led movie was loved by movie-goers and tech-enthusiasts across the globe. A movie about how an introverted, lonely writer buys an AI system to help with work, only to fall in love with it.

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Cut to 2022, it may no longer be just an AI present in the film.

On December 2, a dialogue between a The New York Times journalist and a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur on free speech and censorship was shared by Elon Musk in a quick tweet to his 119.8 million followers, which left the Internet users in a frenzy.

The artificial intelligence-based chatbot, ChatGPT, is a prototype developed by OpenAI, an AI specialized research lab, which is capable of understanding a natural language and responding to it in the same.

On November 30, OpenAI announced it had optimized language models for dialogue through ChatGPT.

On December 1, OpenAI's co-founder Sam Altman officially tweeted about ChatGPT being live and requested his users to try to talk to it.

Since then, the platform has garnered more than 1 million users within its first week.

ChatGPT provides a glimpse to its first-time users as to how the platform works. OpenAI has developed and trained ChatGPT in such a manner which enables it to answer follow-up questions, reject inappropriate requests, admit its own mistakes and challenge incorrect premises.

It shows a few samples, which include a conversation about solving a code, how to break into someone's house, what is the Fermat's little theorem, and helping to write a short introductory note.

With the platform seeing a massive influx of users, Altman said that the company is planning to monetize the platform somehow at some point in the future. OpenAI was established in 2015 with seven co-founders, including Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who later exited.