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What's the difference between AI and regular programming?

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Learn how to explain Artificial Intelligence (AI) to newcomers, such as your 75-year-old mom. Understand what sets AI, like ChatGPT, apart from regular computing and programming, making it capable of understanding and generating human-like text. Make AI concepts accessible to all generations.


Describe to my mom who is 75 what Artificial Intelligence is and what makes ChatGPT so different from regular computing\programming.


Of course! Here's a simple explanation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and what makes ChatGPT different from regular computing and programming, which you can share with your mom:

Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short, is like having a computer program that can think and learn on its own, somewhat like a clever robot. It's a technology that aims to make computers do things that normally require human intelligence, such as understanding language, recognizing pictures, or making decisions.

Now, what makes ChatGPT special is the way it learns and works. Unlike traditional computer programs that follow strict instructions given by programmers, ChatGPT learns from a huge amount of text written by people all over the internet. It reads and analyzes this text to understand how language works, and it uses that knowledge to have conversations and answer questions.

Think of it like a giant library filled with books. Instead of being told what to do, ChatGPT has read so many books that it has learned to understand and talk about a wide range of topics, just like how we learn from reading books over the years.

So, ChatGPT is different because it learns and adapts by itself, without being explicitly programmed for each task. It's like a very smart librarian who can find answers in the books of its library, even if it hasn't been explicitly taught the answers before.

I hope that helps you understand a bit more about AI and ChatGPT! If you have more questions, feel free to ask."

Model Used: ChatGPT - OpenAI - 3.5

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