The world of AI was already gaining popularity, but it took a “Rocket to Mars” when ChatGPT was launched. Saying that ChatGPT took over the world by storm would be nothing but an understatement. Within the first few weeks of its launch, many companies saw what was going to be the potential future and jumped on the Hype train of ChatGPT by providing their own application that used various features of ChatGPT through ChatGPT’s API.
After implementing ChatGPT OpenAI has made its API open for integration with any platform. This API can take text and voice inputs, making it more versatile for use in every sector. Many companies are integrating this API to get closer to their customers. Companies like Snapchat, and Instacart, are using it for customer service while Quizlet is using it as an online tutor and Speak is using it to learn new languages.
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Table of Contents
- What is ChatGPT API?
- Benefits of Using ChatGPT API
- Top 8 Early Users of the ChatGPT API
- Wrap up
What is ChatGPT API?
The ChatGPT API is an interface provided by OpenAI. It allows developers to integrate the power of the ChatGPT language model into their own applications or systems. The API enables real-time conversations with the model by making requests to it. Developers can send messages as input and receive model-generated messages as output. This enables chat-based applications where users can have dynamic and interactive conversations with the model. It’s versatile and can be used for:
- Building chatbots.
- Virtual assistants.
- Customer support systems.
The API offers flexibility in managing conversations. Developers can handle user instructions. Also are system-level instructions and model-generated responses. They can create engaging and responsive conversational experiences tailored to their specific needs.
Benefits of Using ChatGPT API
The ChatGPT API provides numerous benefits for developers and businesses.
- The ChatGPT API provides advanced language model capabilities for various applications.
- The API is scalable, processing large volumes of data and integrating seamlessly.
- Developers can incorporate ChatGPT into their applications easily.
- Fine-tuning the model is possible, improving the relevance and precision of generated text.
- The API supports interactive conversations, delivering dynamic and engaging experiences for users.
- OpenAI’s research and updates ensure access to the latest language generation advancements.
- The API is user-friendly, with a straightforward interface, comprehensive documentation, and SDKs catering to developers of all skill levels.
Let’s see some of the early users of ChatGPT API and how they are using it.
Top 8 Early Users of the ChatGPT API
1. Snap Inc
Snap Inc, one of the most famous social platforms with 375 million users daily, has announced its new feature, MyAI. According to the company, it’s a personal sidekick capable of assisting users. Where users can interact and ask for ideas like travel ideas, food recipes, trivia quizzes, writing poetry, or suggestions to find a gift for loved ones.
This feature is only available on Snapchat+ right now. Users can find MyAI in their search box and add it as friends. MyAI is based on the ChatGPT API and has all the chatbot features. Snapchat has enhanced the user experience by giving its AI a profile avatar and the capability to use relevant emojis while chatting. Users interacting with MyAI feel like they are chatting with fellow Snapchatters.
Quizlet has been working with OpenAI for the last three years, developing use cases that include practice tests and learning vocabulary. Quizlet is a learning platform with over 60 million students. And after the launch of ChatGPT API, Quizlet introduced their fully equipped tutor bot known as Q-Chat.
It has the capability of engaging students with a conversational style and one on one teaching. It covers a wide variety of languages, history, and other subjects. It can engage students with open-ended questions relevant to their studies, and with its ability to ask in-depth questions, it can also test the student’s knowledge. Instead of just rewarding the students for their cramming or memorization skills, Q-chat can assess the responses and gives rewards for conceptual understanding.
Instacart has announced a combination of ChatGPT and its AI-based customer service bot. The release of their AI bot “Ask Instacart” is expected to be later this year. Ask Instacart is a mixed model, where a major part of the data set is from ChatGPT, and the remaining data is from their +75,000 retail partner stores. It’s the first bot in the retail industry.
According to the company, the main goal of Ask Instacart is to reduce the mental pressure of keeping things under budget while having a healthy diet. It can help users with planning for meals, budgets, and new recipes and gives answers to all shopping-related questions.
Speak is a San Francisco-based company that is working on using AI for language learning. Currently, they are rapidly growing in South Korea as an English learning app. OpenAI Startup funding is currently funding Speak to further.
Speak uses the Whisper API from OpenAI ChatGPT. Whisper API can understand human language with a high level of accuracy. It is also capable of assessing the level of users and generating responses based on that. Speak is using this API to further enhance the capability of its language-learning companion to add more languages and regions to its arsenal.
Shopify has also integrated the ChatGPT API into their customer support app known as Shop. It has more than 100 million users who interact with its app in the recent demonstration of its AI implementation for customer support.
Shopify showed an interaction between AI and the user where after a series of questions, AI suggested the relevant products according to the user’s response.
Using AI gives users exactly what they want. Normally users search for a product, and millions of products pop up, and the user has to go through all of them to find the best product.
However, having an AI assistant will help find the perfect product in minutes, as AI will search all products and lets the user choose only from the most relevant ones.
6. BetterSay AI
BetterSay AI provides cutting-edge AI tech platforms for all kinds of writing assignments. Unlike other AI tools, which act as one platform for all, BetterSay has divided those assignments into multiple forms giving users easy access to what they want.
With BetterSay, users can write Emails, articles, blogs, wishes, advertising content, and social media posts. As they have divided everything into categories, it’s easy for a user to interact and get exactly what they want. Users can also choose a variety of responses from professional, neutral, and humorous.
PromptPerfect is a revolutionary idea of adding multiple large language models together, and it optimizes the prompt for any model. A user can select which model they want to use, ChatGPT, GPT 3, or DALL-E 2. After that, the user gives input which is further optimized according to the user’s needs.
Its idea is simple. A normal AI will respond to you in a way an AI should, which is a bit passive and to the point but replies from the PromptPerfect are given with a human-like tone. If you ask for a fantasy world scenario, it will write a perfect story or script.
EveryLead is an idea of generating personalized outbound sales messages to your potential clients. It works based on the CSV input file containing the LinkedIn profile links. EveryLead will read those links and write icebreakers and out stuff based on that link.
It can research the lead given in the profile link and generates the messages on the research and outbound campaign. This product saves time and effort for users, who research each lead manually and write customized messages for the campaign.
In summary, the launch of ChatGPT was, in itself, a revolution. The cherry on top of this AI revolution is the integration with ChatGPT through the API provided by OpenAI. This alone opened up a whole new realm of creativity and products.
With this API, the companies or the products that use it, do not have to worry about having a very sophisticatedly trained AI model. All in all, this really took the pressure and complexities away from the developers of these companies and provided something to depend on.