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Does Chat GPT Suck (or do you❓)

Does Chat GPT Suck? It’s Not You its…  Oh wait, it is you!

Hey there ChatGPT skeptics❗

So, you’ve tried ChatGPT and ended up scratching your head, thinking, “Is this thing really as smart as they say?” I get it. You asked it something simple like, “What’s the meaning of life?” and expected a profound answer, only to get something that made you go, “Huh?”

Well, here’s the deal: using ChatGPT is kind of like learning to play the kazoo. You don’t just pick it up and expect to sound like a pro (unless you’re a kazoo savant, and if so, kudos!). It’s more about how you use it. Remember the old saying, “A bad musician blames their instrument”? It’s kinda like that.

Let’s Talk About Talking

First off, asking questions is an art form. Think of ChatGPT as that friend who’s really literal. You ask them a short, vague question, and they give you an answer that’s longer than your last grocery receipt. But, if you give them a long, detailed question, they hit you back with something short and sweet. It’s like they’re saying, “Thanks for making my job easier!”

Context Is King (or Queen)

Now, let’s talk context. Imagine walking up to a stranger and asking, “What should I do?” without any background. They’re going to look at you like you have three heads. ChatGPT is the same. If you don’t give it the lowdown on what you’re asking, it’s going to make more assumptions than your aunt at the family reunion. And we all know how that goes.

Playing 20 Questions, But Cooler 😎

Think of using ChatGPT like playing a game of 20 questions, but you’re both trying to outsmart each other. You ask something, it gives you an answer, and then you tweak your question a bit to get closer to what you really want to know. It’s a dance, a tango of words. And who doesn’t like a good tango❓

Embrace the Awkward

Let’s be real: there’s a learning curve. You’re not going to be the ChatGPT whisperer overnight.🧙 It’s like learning to cook; your first pancake might be a disaster, but by the tenth, you’re flipping them like a pro. So, give it time, play around with your questions, and don’t be afraid to get a little weird with it.

Bottom Line: It’s a Two-Way Street

In conclusion, ChatGPT is only as good as the questions you feed it. It’s a partnership, a give-and-take. You get out what you put in. So, next time you chat with it, remember: it’s not just about what you ask, but how you ask it. Happy chatting, and may your questions be ever in ChatGPT’s favor! 🤖💬🎉

Developers increasingly get advice from AI chatbots and GitHub CoPilot rather than Stack Overflow

While traffic to OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been growing exponentially, Stack Overflow has been experiencing a steady decline – losing some of its standings as the go-to source developers turn to for answers to coding challenges.

How Stack Overflow and GitHub compare with ChatGPT

Most websites suffer by comparison with ChatGPT these days, and this is not a fair comparison in the sense that Stack Overflow and GitHub are specialized services for developers. ChatGPT has gained mass market appeal, in addition to being useful to developers.

chart: traffic to Stack Overflow, ChatGPT and GitHub

GitHub is growing, and Stack Overflow is shrinking

On a year-over-year basis, traffic to Stack Overflow (stackoverflow.com) has been down by an average of 6% every month since January 2022 and was down 13.9% in March.

While Stack Overflow and GitHub are a lot closer to each other in size than they are to ChatGPT, GitHub is growing its traffic while Stack Overflow is shrinking. We can’t say how much of GitHub’s growth is related to its embrace (and Microsoft’s broader embrace) of OpenAI technologies, but the related buzz is probably helping.

chart: Stack Overflow is shrinking, GitHub is growing

CoPilot signups just tripled

GitHub provides many free services, but CoPilot is one of its paid features – and popular enough that free trial signups for the service tripled between February and March.

chart: increase in signups for GitHub CoPilot

2,000 Adults in US: Research on Artificial Intelligence: Current status of AI knowledge & usage

What happened: The Verge, Vox Media’s Insights and Research team, and The Circus polled over 2,000 U.S. adults to gauge their opinions, thoughts, and desires regarding AI.

What the numbers say: Their findings, titled “Hope, fear, and AI,” show that despite all the media attention, many AI tools still have limited adoption, particularly among older users. Fewer than 60% of respondents have used or heard about ChatGPT, the most popular generative AI tool, with numbers even lower for Microsoft’s Bing AI, Google’s Bard, and Midjourney.  (Sadly Claude2 was not in the survey)

Artificial Intelligence; Impact on Society

Almost 75% of individuals believe AI will have a significant or moderate impact on society, surpassing the percentages for electric vehicles (69%) and the relatively low 34% for NFTs.

 

How currently use Artificial Intelligence

Generative AI, which includes text, image, and idea creation, is the driving force behind the recent boom. The Verge’s survey found that answering questions and brainstorming were the top AI uses cases among respondents.

 

Did AI Improve their work?

Moreover, the majority believe that AI outperforms their own capabilities in content creation.

Industries vulnerable to AI

Ryan Wells mentioned this post to me on Reddit which showed the below information on perceived threats by Industry