Artificial intelligence products have experienced a meteoric rise in recent years. We’ve been wowed by AI writing tools, AI text-to-image generators, and even AI selfies. Now, ChatGPT, an AI chatbot taking the internet by storm, is giving us a glimpse of the potential of AI technology.
If you’ve heard of ChatGPT but aren’t exactly sure how it might be of practical use, we’ve got you covered with 11 ways you can use ChatGPT.
What is ChatGPT?
If you missed all the ChatGPT buzz, or aren’t exactly sure what it is, we’re going to bring you up to speed. ChatGPT is a conversational AI chatbot that can answer almost any question you ask.
You can think of it like Google Search, but on steroids. It doesn’t just throw you a bunch of sources of information like Google would. Still, it presents information in a structured, conversational way similar to what a human would do by providing answers to questions. Also, you can answer questions in almost any field. Science, math, religion, sports, politics, whatever.
11 things you can do with ChatGPT
Beyond the hype and rumor surrounding ChatGPT, what immediate real world uses can you try right now? Ready to explore? Here are 11 cool day-to-day uses for chatGPT.
1. Quickly Write a Personalized Resume and Cover Letter
If you’re currently looking for a job, one of the most grueling parts of the job application process is writing a custom resume and cover letter for each job you apply for. Unfortunately, you can’t just write copy for every job. ChatGPT is one of the fastest ways to make a resume online. It can help you ease the burden of customizing each resume for each job posting in just a few seconds.
We asked ChatGPT to write a resume for a technical writer job application, and this is part of the result.
We also asked you to prepare a cover letter for a job application for a web developer position at a fashion design company.
2. Create original jokes
What is life without a little fun? Whether you’re looking to get a laugh or come up with funny jokes to impress your friends, ChatGPT can come in handy. Sure, AI chatbots aren’t exactly known for being great comedians, but ChatGPT shows some potential. We asked ChatGPT to tell us a joke about Apple and foldable smartphones; We’ll let you judge the results:
3. Explain complex topics
Sometimes just googling a topic doesn’t give you a clear understanding. Think about topics like wormholes, dark matter, and all those mind-blowing theories from your master’s program. Or maybe it’s some weird sport that you don’t understand or whose rules don’t make sense.
ChatGPT might be useful to explain them in layman’s terms. We ask ChatGPT to “Explain the wormhole as if it were 5 years old”, and this is the result.
We also asked him to explain the Internet in a similar way. It wasn’t too bad either.
4. Solve tricky math problems step by step
Whether you’re looking to tackle complex algebra problems or simple math problems that are too difficult to put together, ChatGPT is particularly strong at handling math. You will need to present your issues clearly and concisely to get the best results. We asked ChatGPT to answer a simple but tricky math problem, and this is the result:
5. Get relationship advice
ChatGPT, like any AI system, cannot exactly understand emotions. However, it can still provide helpful advice for managing relationships with friends, family, and loved ones. He can be your personal therapist or relationship expert if you give him the right prompts. We asked ChatGPT for help dealing with a nosy partner, and here’s what they had to say:
We also asked how to deal with a partner who is overprotective of their phone, and here’s what he had to say:
6. Write music in almost any genre
One of ChatGPT’s greatest strengths is its “learned creativity”. Unlike some AI solutions, ChatGPT doesn’t just deal with soulless robotic concepts. He is also well versed in creative endeavors including music writing. You can write almost any song in most major music genres. We asked ChatGPT to write a rap song about Elon Musk, and this is part of their response:
Below are the last bits of the lyrics. It’s not going to win a Grammy, but with the right beats, it could come to fruition.
7. Write, debug, and explain code
Whether you’re an experienced programmer or a novice, you’re sure to run into some bugs in your code from time to time. ChatGPT can help you narrow down the problem within your code, saving you hours of searching for a misplaced comma. You can also write entire blocks of functional code snippets from scratch. However, implementing the ChatGPT code on a production server may not be such a great idea.
We asked ChatGPT to write a simple form handling script in PHP, and this is the result:
8. Create content in multiple languages
If you are a content creator who would love to reach a larger audience, ChatGPT could be incredibly useful for creating content in multiple languages. Sure, there’s Google Translate, but writing in one language and translating to the other means you can miss out on a lot of language-specific contexts and tones. ChatGPT can create content directly in multiple languages. Chinese? Check. Spanish? Check. French? Check. We asked ChatGPT to write a poem in English and Chinese, and this is the result:
9. Prepare for a job interview
With its wealth of knowledge in various fields, ChatGPT is one of the best AI tools to help you prepare for a job interview. You can use it to generate what-if scenarios in a job interview, potential questions, smart answers to potential questions, and many other helpful interview preparation tips. We created a hypothetical situation during an interview and asked ChatGPT for help. Here is the result:
10. Write essays on almost any topic.
While we strongly encourage you to write your essays yourself, ChatGPT can write amazing essays on a wide range of topics, even the most complex ones. We asked ChatGPT to write an essay on Donald Trump, and this is the result:
11. A chat partner
When all is said and done, ChatGPT is an AI chatbot. Despite its nearly endless use cases, you’ll find ChatGPT a very accommodating companion when you need to talk to someone (or a bot).
Trust, but check all ChatGPT results
While ChatGPT is an incredibly accurate AI chatbot, it is still prone to inaccuracies. Although the rate at which it provides inaccurate information is not alarming, it is important to verify the information that ChatGPT provides before using it.
As a precaution, do not use the information generated by ChatGPT to make critical health or financial decisions without thorough verification. While ChatGPT is indeed a game-changing AI product, it’s still mostly a work in progress.