Guide to ChatGPT: What It Is, What It Can Do and Where It’s Going


You’ve probably heard of ChatGPT. It’s a fancy new artificial intelligence machine that’s been making headlines for writing malware and even qualifying for an engineering job with Google.

Now you might find yourself wondering: What exactly is ChatGPT? What are its limitations and where does it excel? Should we be concerned about the progress its made in such short time? What does this all mean for the future of artificial intelligence and how we interact with it?

Read on to find all your answers!

An Overview of ChatGPT

At its most basic, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can detect, analyze and respond to human requests. This can be as simple as finding a recipe to something more complicated, like writing code.

The chatbot “talks” to you; it can read and comprehend your input, and provide quick and accurate replies. You can have conversations or ask it questions and get relevant answers. It’s also capable of generating content from scratch, providing intelligent customer service, problem-solving and much more; all of this suggests that businesses will utilize this kind of technology more and more. Meanwhile, this is also becoming a more common part of our daily lives too. ChatGPT can give you anything from recipes to advice.

Like some other AI tools, ChatGPT could also be used to help monitor your network for threats and self-learn how to better detect and defend against intrusions in the future. As we’ve already seen in the headlines, it can also do the opposite and generate ransomware and other malware.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

AI technology is being used to automate mundane tasks and improve efficiencies in a variety of industries. With its ability to learn from data and its potential for automation, AI promises to revolutionize the way we work and live.

ChatGPT, and other AI, will continue advancing. As more people input information, its database to self-learn from grows. Ultimately this will help us make better decisions and solve complex problems in our real lives, both personal and professional. We will see more automation integrated into customer service, transportation, business and so many other sectors. Could we have predicted automated malicious code or cybersecurity tools even five, ten years ago? Probably not. The future is just as full of possibilities.

We are only beginning to understand the possibilities that AI offers and its potential for transforming our lives in the future.


ChatGPT is only the latest chatbot, the latest artificial intelligence sweeping our headlines. Its capabilities will expand in time; or at least it will spur the invention of newer, faster, smarter tech. It’s far too late to slow the spread of AI, but there is always room for improvement with each new iteration, too.

Who can predict what comes next? Perhaps you, if you’re working on your own smart technology. For most us, our best bets are to stay aware of what AI exists and what it can do, for good and bad. This is the best way to equip your systems with strong defenses, and to understand what cyber-threats you’re trying to keep out. It’s much easier to fight when you know what tricks the enemy uses.

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