From news headlines to popular Twitter threads and even memes, ChatGPT has been all the rage in recent months. Everyone’s talking about it, and everyone wants to know more.

So, I curated the most frequently Googled questions about ChatGPT from South Asia, and answered them for you. Read on…

What is ChatGPT?

Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer aka ChatGPT is basically a chatbot. What’s special about it is that it uses artificial intelligence to interact with humans in a very natural way. ChatGPT recently set a record for clocking the fastest-growing user base.

Who made ChatGPT?

ChatGPT was launched in November last year by OpenAI, a San Francisco-based research lab.

Is ChatGPT at capacity right now?

The popularity of the bot has resulted in many users struggling to access it. The login page frequently shows the message: “ChatGPT is at capacity right now.”But you can go to this page to be notified when it’s ready to be used.

“Wharton MBA exam ChatGPT”

Yes, that did happen! Professor Christian Terwiesch at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School found that ChatGPT was able to pass a final exam for the MBA program with a score between a B- and B. If you want to know more, here is Terwiesch’s conversation with Wharton Business Daily about how ChatGPT performed on his exam.

Will ChatGPT replace programmers?

Well, looks like the verdict is still out on that. Some experts are ringing alarm bells about the possibility of ChatGPT making software engineers obsolete, and there are others who believe that it can — at best — be a tool that helps coders. I found this Quora discussion about the topic very interesting.