Will ChatGPT or Jasper.ai replace us?

The short answer:

It is not capable of replacing humans. It’s a language model. Its sole purpose is to assist humans. While AI technologies such as ChatGPT and other language models, chatbots, and virtual assistants can be useful in automating some tasks, their effectiveness is still dependent on human input and direction.

But we need to adapt to the new opportunities AI presents and learn new skills to maximize our efficiency.

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT, Bing, Google Bard, and Jasper.ai are rapidly changing the way we work, create content, and communicate with one another. However, with so many tools available, it can be hard to figure out how to use them effectively. In this blog post, I’ll talk about how I’ve used AI tools like ChatGPT and Jasper.ai to improve my writing. By the end of this post, you’ll have a better understanding of how to use these tools to supplement your creativity, allowing you to achieve your goals and create content that is uniquely yours.

Choosing the Right AI Tool

Choosing the best AI tool can be difficult. With so many options, it’s critical to select the one that works best for you. In my experience, the best way to accomplish this is to use the tool that is readily available to you. ChatGPT and Jasper.ai were both accessible to me  even though I’m based in the Philippines.

While both tools have met my expectations as useful AI assistants, they are very different. ChatGPT is the free-spirited cousin, whereas Jasper.ai is the more structured one.  The decision depends on your preferences and needs. 

Tool 1: ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a fantastic AI tool that is available to everyone for free. Although there is a $20 subscription fee to gain access when it is at capacity, it is still worth every penny. It is important to recognize that ChatGPT is like a toddler with doctorate-level intelligence, but it is still a toddler at heart. To unlock its potential, you must feed it prompts and attend to it.

To effectively use ChatGPT, you must first learn how to navigate the tool and access its “I-know-it-all” section. This can be accomplished by creating thoughtful prompts that reflect your needs and goals. If you want ChatGPT to help you in creating a dating profile, don’t feed it generic descriptions that don’t accurately represent you. If it responds with irrelevant or fluff responses, call it out and provide more specific prompts. ChatGPT’s output is only as good as the prompts you provide it, so communicate clearly and concisely.

One of ChatGPT’s advantages is its ability to adapt to your prompts and respond appropriately. It can pivot to a new prompt if necessary, allowing you to shape the output to your needs.  It’s a powerful content creation tool that can provide you with useful tips and insights to help you speed up work. Instead of trying to replace your own abilities, ChatGPT can help you improve them.

Overall, ChatGPT is an excellent tool for unlocking your creative potential. It’s approachable, user-friendly, and adaptable to your specific requirements. You can unlock its full potential and create content that is uniquely yours by understanding how to use it effectively and providing well-thought-out prompts.

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Figure 0: An example of a simple question prompt.

How well do I know ChatGPT?

I’ve been using ChatGPT since the day it was made available in my part of the world, and I’ve been using it almost every day since then. A week after subscriptions were made available, I became a premium subscriber.

One thing I’ve learned about ChatGPT is that each chat session is exclusive. When you jump to a new chat, it’s a fresh slate. The chats are siloed, and nothing is shared between chat sessions. I like to keep my chats on a per-topic basis, so I can easily jump back to them and stick to a particular topic.

ChatGPT is interesting in that it has never used a defensive tone, though I haven’t tried cursing at it. It even corrected my text once when the tone was not politically correct. When I mentioned something it deemed inappropriate, it got “AI agitated,” so it  corrected me.   However, if it provided links to peer-reviewed studies about the topic that agitated it, I’d be happier.

How ChatGPT Works

ChatGPT uses a transformer architecture and is a model for processing natural language. Using a set of text inputs and outputs, it figures out how to respond correctly to new text inputs. By training on task-specific datasets, the model is fine-tuned for specific tasks, such as translating languages or answering questions. During inference, the model creates answers based on the text that was given, taking into account the context and the likelihood of the output. The transformer architecture makes it possible for ChatGPT to model long-term dependencies well and make responses that make sense.

What?! I know! I also had a hard time trying to figure it out, and I still keep asking ChatGPT how it works, which is teaching me a lot.

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Figure 1: Transformer architecture as explained by ChatGPT.

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Figure 2: Me asking if my analogy of how it works is correct.

Then there’s the “Explain it to me like I’m 5”!

One of the most useful features is prompting ChatGPT to explain a concept to you like you’re a 5 year old or a 5th grader. You’ll see the answer below, which was my follow up question for the explanation of what ChatGPT is.

Please explain it to me like I’m 5

ChatGPT is a tool that can talk with you like a friend. It can help you do many things like write a story or answer a question you might have. It works by using a big brain full of information that it has learned from many people. When you talk to it, it uses what it knows to try to answer your question or help you with what you need. And if it doesn’t know something, it can learn from you! It’s like having a smart friend that knows a lot of things, and is always ready to help you out.

Why ChatGPT is Fun to Use

Beyond its technical capabilities, ChatGPT can be a fun tool to use as well. One reason is that it can get unexpected and creative responses. By asking ChatGPT different questions or talking about different things, you can get a range of interesting and even funny answers. It’s like having an imaginary friend who always has something to say, but with the added benefit of advanced language skills.

Another factor is the element of surprise. You never know what ChatGPT will say next, which can be exciting and add an element of unpredictability to the conversation. This can be especially fun when you’re bored or can’t think of anything new to do.

ChatGPT can also be a good way to think about yourself and learn more about yourself. You might be able to gain new insights or perspectives by asking it questions about your thoughts and feelings. Making chat-based games or stories is another way to have fun with ChatGPT.

Overall, ChatGPT is a flexible tool that can be both useful and entertaining.

Here’s is an example of banter:

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Figure 3: Banter with ChatGPT

Tool 2: Jasper.ai

Jasper.ai offers a variety of predefined prompts, such as templates for Facebook advertising, the AIDA framework and product descriptions for e-commerce, among others. With Jasper.ai, you don’t have to guess what works because the Jasper.ai team has done a great job of giving helpful prompts for different use cases. I would highly recommend Jasper.ai to social media managers, marketers, and anyone else who might like Jasper recipes.

Jasper.ai recipes are a very helpful feature because they provide reusable templates that can be customized, just like how variables work in programming. This means that you can change the context based on keywords while still using the same prompt structure every time. Also, the Jasper.ai community is great because they share recipes to help others get the most out of the tool.

Examples of Jasper.ai recipes:

> write an answer to {KW}

> provide a list of potential title ideas

> compile a list of benefits of using  {KW}

> generate blog post ideas for  {KW}

> generate en editorial letter

> design a budget for a salary of $75,000

> make an intriguing video hook to a video about  {KW}

> write a 140 character excerpt of the text above

> write a clear and engaging thesis to encourage users to switch from  {KW} to  {KW}

> write a catchy name for a pinterest board about {TOPIC}.

> generate a description about {PINTEREST BOARD TITLE} for {AUDIENCE}.

Examples of Jasper.ai predefine prompts

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Figure 4: Examples of predefined Jasper.ai prompts

But it’s important to note that Jasper.ai can be expensive, especially for someone like me who lives in the Philippines. If it was based on parity purchasing power, more people would be able to use it.

Parity purchasing power, or PPP, compares the economic output and living standards of different countries by accounting for differences in the cost of living. This concept is critical when it comes to understanding the accessibility and affordability of certain technologies, such as AI tools. In countries with lower PPP, the cost of these tools may be prohibitive, creating a digital divide between those who have access to these technologies and those who do not.

How to use ChatGPT & Jasper.ai

When it comes to effectively utilizing AI tools such as ChatGPT and Jasper.ai, the first step is to select the one that works best for you. Both tools have advantages and disadvantages. ChatGPT gives you more freedom to explore, whereas Jasper.ai provides pre-set prompts that can save you time. I prefer the freedom to explore, but if you want a more structured approach, Jasper.ai’s prompts can be very useful. Don’t worry, Jasper.ai also has a long-form format that gives you more wiggle room.

After selecting your tool, the next step is to learn how to use it effectively. Understanding the power of prompting is necessary for this. The key to realizing the full potential of these tools is prompting. It’s critical to be clear and specific with your instructions (prompts), and if the AI appears to misunderstand your prompt, don’t be afraid to correct it. As humans, we frequently forget to do this, even when conversing with other humans. Giving feedback is not an attack; it is simply a way to clarify your needs and ensure that the AI is providing the output you require.

One difficulty with using AI tools is that we all have different defaults for listening or for reading data. Some of us may be defensive, ready to fight or flee, whereas others may be more curious and willing to play ping-pong with the topic. When using an AI tool, it’s critical to understand and be aware of your default listening mode. You can ensure that you’re making the most of the tool and getting the best results by doing so.

Will AI tools replace us?

While some fear that AI tools such as ChatGPT and Jasper.ai will replace humans and render their jobs obsolete, the reality is that they are tools designed to assist us. As a web developer, I was also concerned about job security until I spent a long night writing CSS code with ChatGPT. During that session, I discovered that, while ChatGPT is a “know-it-all” in many ways, it has no understanding of time and spatial properties, as well as how those interact with one another. It simply cannot replace me in that regard; it must rely on me. So think twice before asking ChatGPT to write an essay or a thesis for you. Without a subject expert to guide it, it will fail miserably on its own. It is also a bad idea to let it be the sole analyst of your high-level data. To interpret the data, a true expert in that field of study is required, just as a tenured doctor guides residents to perform the operations.

The reality is that AI tools will never be able to match human nature. They can, however, help to strengthen our weaknesses and make us more efficient in our work. For example, I may be too shy to ask for clarification from another human being because I am afraid of being judged, but with an AI tool, I can ask for assistance and receive a response that is free of judgment. This allows me to learn and improve without any barriers.

For me, ChatGPT is like a sidekick that is always there to help you. It’s a fun and exciting way to learn and grow, and it’s an experience that many of us long for. With AI tools like ChatGPT and Jasper.ai, we have the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment.

I can’t emphasize this enough, but….

If you’re already good at fact-finding and verifying information, having an AI assistant at your disposal probably won’t be a problem.

I am hoping to try Bing, Google Bard, Notion AI and many more as they become available in my region.

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Figure 5: Checking for tone and possible interpretation.

Finally, don’t dismiss AI tools without first thoroughly testing them. These tools have enormous potential and have the potential to do great things for humanity if used correctly. While there are legitimate concerns about the impact of artificial intelligence on the workforce and society as a whole, it’s important to remember that these tools are meant to supplement, not necessarily replace, our efforts. Working with AI can help us be as creative as possible and accomplish things we never thought possible. Let us embrace the possibilities and continue to explore the exciting world of AI tools, especially if they increase productivity, but the most valuable gift AI gives us is the gift of time.

/peace out

This article was created in collaboration with ChatGPT. It checked for tone, clarity, logical fallacies, and accuracy. Because I am sharing my own experience, it cannot be completed without my participation. While it was checking for tone and clarity, it rewrote the copy, turning it into a robotic mess, but the key is to get it back on track. I’d tell ChatGPT that I noticed it rewrote the copy with its own tone and removed my “voice,” so I told it in plain English that it should only do that when I asked it to.

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