ChatGPT Plugins: Add Eyes and Ears to ChatGPT

ChatGPT API, ChatGPT Plus, GPT-4… Even if you have seen the power of ChatGPT, the new features brought by each update can shock us severely. On March 23, 2023, OpenAI announced that it is adding support for plug-ins to ChatGPT, and ChatGPT has officially entered the era of being able to read data online.

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is an AI chatbot based on the GPT-3.5 architecture large-scale language model, developed by OpenAI, and the initial version was released on November 30, 2022. It has powerful natural language processing capabilities and can understand and generate natural language text.

The GPT-3.5 architecture is an improved version of GPT-3, which adds more training data and parameters to make the model more accurate and reliable. Compared with other natural language processing models, ChatGPT has more language knowledge and can understand more complex language structure and context information.

The development of ChatGPT aims to promote the development of natural language processing technology and provide humans with a better natural language interaction experience.

ChatGPT Functions

  • Dialogue interaction: ChatGPT can carry out natural language dialogue, understand and respond to the sentences entered by the user, and realize language communication with humans. This is the core function of ChatGPT.
  • Text generation: ChatGPT can generate new text content based on a given context, including text summaries, news reports, poetry creation, etc.
  • Language translation: ChatGPT can translate one language into another language, and supports translation between multiple languages.
  • Language understanding: ChatGPT can understand and analyze natural language texts, including semantic analysis, sentiment analysis, topic classification, etc.
  • Question answering system: ChatGPT can answer according to the questions raised by users, and supports the answering of open and closed questions.
  • Machine language compilation: ChatGPT can convert natural language instructions input by humans into machine language to realize automatic programming.

What are ChatGPT Plugins

ChatGPT plugins refer to functional modules developed by third-party developers or organizations that can be integrated into ChatGPT to expand its functions. These plugins can be used to customize the behavior of ChatGPT, enabling it to perform a variety of new tasks and functions, such as restaurant recommendations, travel planning, shopping, AI language teachers, and more.

By supporting third-party plug-ins, ChatGPT can be more flexible and scalable, because developers can develop different plug-ins according to different needs to meet users’ personalized needs for ChatGPT. This also provides a platform for developers to publish and share their innovations, thereby driving the further development of natural language processing technology.


What are The Advantages of ChatGPT Plugins?

Advantages of ChatGPT Plugins include:
  • Access to real-time data from the network: This is the biggest advantage of ChatGPT after it supports Plugins. ChatGPT’s original training data ends at the end of 2021, which means it knows nothing about world events that have occurred since then. After supporting third-party plug-ins, ChatGPT can directly retrieve the latest news through these programs.
  • Extended functionality: Third-party plug-ins can extend the functionality of ChatGPT to enable it to perform various tasks and functions, which will make ChatGPT more flexible and customizable.
  • Improve efficiency: Third-party plugins can make ChatGPT more efficient. For example, the automatic translation plug-in can help ChatGPT communicate across languages more quickly, and the automatic summary plug-in can help ChatGPT extract the main content of the text more quickly.
  • Personalized customization: Third-party plug-ins can be customized according to the needs of users to meet users’ personalized needs for ChatGPT. For example, industry-specific plugins can be developed for ChatGPT to meet the needs of specific businesses.
  • Fostering innovation: Third-party plugins provide developers with a platform to publish and share their innovations, thereby driving the further development of natural language processing technology. This will foster collaboration and innovation among developers, furthering the development of natural language processing technology.
  • Shared community: The sharing of third-party plug-ins will lead to a wider community, which means more resources, more talents and faster development speed.

Existing ChatGPT Plugins

At present, OpenAI has invited 11 external website building plug-ins, including Expedia, OpenTable, Kayak, Klarna Shopping and Zapier. OpenAI also provides two plugins of its own, a web browsing plugin and a code execution plugin, which allow ChatGPT to fetch information from the internet.

How to Use ChatGPT Plugins?

Currently using ChatGPT Plugins or developing your own ChatGPT Plugins requires an appointment. You can visit the ChatGPT Plugins Waiting List and fill out the form to get priority access. It should be noted that OpenAI will give priority to providing quotas for a small number of developers and ChatGPT Plus users. There is currently no pricing plan for ChatGPT Plugins. You can also read the official introduction on OpenAI to learn more about ChatGPT Plugins. In general, the emergence of ChatGPT Plugins has brought many advantages to the application and development of ChatGPT. The addition of third-party plug-ins makes ChatGPT more flexible, efficient and personalized, enabling it to better meet the needs of users. At the same time, the sharing of third-party plug-ins will promote the development of natural language processing technology and bring more resources and innovations to developers and users. In the future, we can look forward to the addition of more third-party plug-ins to further expand the functions and application scenarios of ChatGPT.