• Large language models like ChatGPT are often misused as search engines, but they excel at language manipulation and can be considered 'calculators for words'.
  • These models can be used for summarization, question answering, fact extraction, rewrites, suggesting titles, and creative tasks, but users should remain skeptical and fact-check their answers.

Key terms:

  • Hallucination: A phenomenon where language models create new facts that fit the sentence structure but have no basis in the underlying data.
  • Calculator for words: A metaphor for how language models excel at language manipulation tasks rather than being reliable search engines.
  • Browsing mode: An alpha feature of ChatGPT that allows it to work with search engines to answer questions using search results.


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