In the two months since its launch at the end of November 2022, ChatGPT has reached over 100 million users worldwide. Whether you’re scrolling through your social media feeds or waiting to be seated at your favorite restaurant, chances are you’ve either participated in friendly banter about this groundbreaking chatbot or have at least overheard other people talking about it. To best explain what ChatGPT is, we actually asked the bot to describe itself in its own human-like words.
What is ChaptGPT, and What Is It Used For?
“ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence language model developed by OpenAI. It uses deep learning algorithms to understand natural language and generate responses to user input in real time. As a language model, ChatGPT has been trained on a vast amount of data, including text from books, articles, and websites, to understand the nuances of human language and generate human-like responses. ChatGPT can be used for a variety of tasks, including answering questions, providing recommendations, and generating text based on user prompts.”
Is ChatGPT Free?
Getting started using ChatGPT doesn’t require purchasing a subscription. However, due to the growing popularity, OpenAI released ChatGPT Plus, a paid monthly subscription (currently available to US-based users only) which provides faster response times, access even during peak times, and priority access to new features and improvements. With the free version of ChatGPT, you will often run into issues accessing due to too many people being on the server, which is probably the biggest downside to the free version.
How Can Content Creators Use ChatGPT
Undoubtedly, there are a ton of moving parts in the content creation process. ChatGPT can be a great tool to help creators be more efficient and streamline their content creation processes. Below are some ways you can get started using this chatbot as a personal assistant.
General Content Creation
Writing social media copy: If you need help writing things like Instagram captions or crafting tweets, ChatGPT can generate ideas for you to bounce off of.
Research: If you need help brainstorming content, try using ChatGPT to come up with ideas for content in your niche
Writing/Editing Assistance: No matter what kind of content you’re creating, writing is involved. Use this AI bot to clean up your copy.
Blogging without question requires a ton of writing tasks and research. ChatGPT can serve as your personal assistant to help in the below areas:
- Blog post brainstorming (keywords and topics)
- Proofreading copy
- Writing blog post outlines
- Composing blog posts (keep in mind that the language may still have to be edited for redundancies and unnatural language)
Video Creators and Live Streamers
Though video creation obviously leans a lot on visuals, there are quite a few areas where ChatAI can assist to enhance your content.
- General research (for topics or trends within your niche)
- Video content ideas
- Writing assistance for descriptions, titles, social promo, etc.
If you have a podcast, ChatGPT can also do wonders for streamlining your content creation process.
- Create outlines or script drafts for podcast episodes
- Generate questions for interviews
- Research on topics for podcast episodes
Though ChatGPT can help you be much more efficient, we must note that you should always do your due diligence to fact-check the information that the chatbot provides. Furthermore, when using it for writing tasks, you should always do the final edits yourself, as the language may not flow as naturally as real, human-written words. Also, you’ll want to ensure that the content you create is true to your voice and brand.
If you’ve used ChatGPT, tell us your thoughts about the chatbot and how you think you can use it to enhance your content!