What to know about ChatGPT’s new transcoder feature

ChatGPT, the AI-powered chatbot made by OpenAI, has stunned the world in recent months with the text it can generate. Now the chatbot is delighting users again by creating charts and maps and converting photos into videos.

This is because of a new feature that OpenAI rolled out to ChatGPT Plus subscribers last week, called Code Translator. Here’s what you should know about it.

The code compiler allows ChatGPT to analyze data, create diagrams, solve mathematical problems, and edit files, among other uses. It also supports file upload and download, which was not possible in ChatGPT before.

Translator became available Thursday to subscribers of ChatGPT Plus, a service that costs $20 a month. Similar additional features, which give ChatGPT users access to third-party services such as Expedia and OpenTable, are available to subscribers only.

When people ask ChatGPT a question, the chatbot guesses an answer based on a technique called the Large Language Model, or LLM, which predicts the next word in a sequence.

But when the code interpreter is enabled, ChatGPT writes and runs a piece of computer code to find the answer, OpenAI said. This allows the chatbot to accomplish new tasks that it has not done before, such as performing complex calculations and creating charts based on data that the user uploads, all of which is completed by code.

Some argue that compiling code reduces the chances of inaccuracies, which is a common complaint about LLM

“The code works objectively correctly,” said Ethan Mullick, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, who tested the code compiler for two months before it was released.

The most common use of a code interpreter is data analysis.

With a prompt like “Tell me what’s interesting about the data”, ChatGPT can search user data, such as financial, health, or location information, and provide insights about it. Financial analysts have found ways to use the tool in their work, such as analysis Stock prices And prepare a budget.

Researchers have also started using the tool for creative data visualizations. Dr. Molik said he recently used a code translator to create a 3D chart of the Billboard Hot 100 list and work animated map from every lighthouse in the United States. Some people have also used the transcoder to convert file formats, such as converting images to videos or PDF documents to images.

Arvind Narayanan, a professor of computer science at Princeton University, warned that people should not rely excessively on a code interpreter to analyze data because AI still produces inaccurate results and false information.

“Proper data analysis requires a lot of critical thinking about data,” he said.