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What is ChatGPT doing...and why does it work?

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Chat GPT is a breakthrough technology that has surprised its creators with its ability to create human-like essays. The system works by taking an initial prompt and continuing it in a statistically sensible way using probabilities learned from billions of pages online. Although it creates coherent and structured essays, they are written word-by-word, with no global plan in mind. One strategy that doesnt work well is always choosing the word with the highest probability, while selecting words with lower probabilities creates more interesting and varied content. Chat GPT has implications for our understanding of language and thinking, and it provides a scientific basis for some long-held suspicions.