• ChatGPT, a large language model, has been attributed with supernatural abilities and proclaimed as almost-AGI.
  • This article aims to demystify the hype around ChatGPT, revealing its true capabilities and limitations.

Key terms:

  • Bullshit: Speech intended to persuade without regard for truth; ChatGPT generates sentences that are persuasive but may not hold any truth.
  • Attention Mechanism: The basic building block of LLMs, initially developed for neural machine translation applications.
  • Stochastic Parrot: A term used to describe LLMs that haphazardly stitch together sequences of linguistic forms without any reference to meaning.


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