What are the ChatGPT Plugins
Technically they are pieces of software that a user installs in their own ChatGPT which guarantees more tokens and access to places where ChatGPT (or OpenAI) can’t.
Which data does ChatGPT use?
As you already may know OpenAI trained the ChatGPT model with data from a lot of public information, but it doesn’t have access to the web.
Text databases from the internet were used to train the model. This contained a staggering 570GB of material that was collected from books, webtexts, Wikipedia, articles, conversations, and other online literature. Even more precisely, the algorithm was fed 300 billion words.
ChatGPT Plugins Function
OpenAI is creating its plugins, as well as allowing third-party plugins to be used with its ChatGPT language model. For example, if ChatGPT struggles with math, a calculator plugin can be added to help.
Current plugins allow ChatGPT to do tasks like browsing the internet and shopping.
OpenAI plans to have a Plugin Store, similar to iTunes, where users can obtain or buy third-party plugins. These plugins can automate tasks based on a user’s prompts, like a to-do list.
However, ChatGPT plugins are not available to everyone yet. They are currently in a “limited alpha” release for developers and insiders, and those interested can join a waitlist. OpenAI is prioritizing a small number of developers and ChatGPT Plus users.
If you have access to the limited alpha release, you can test out the ChatGPT plugins. But if you’re just curious about how they work, keep in mind that plugins can assist ChatGPT with tasks it struggles with, and they can be obtained through a Plugin Store.