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ChatGPT AI: Features to 6X Your Productivity in 2023

It's no exaggeration to say that ChatGPT AI has taken over the world. Everyone has heard of it by now. It's a sensation. And why not? ChatGPT is a revolutionary AI chatbot and so much more. Its adoption rate is through the charts. People are already clamoring about its future and if it's "cheating" or not. Recently, ChatGPT launched the ChatGPT Plus subscription at 20 USD for a few benefits, like faster response time and better access during peak hours. Still, you can use it for free with the same features as the Plus. Rest assured, the only thing for certain is that it is only the beginning of AI, and the future is now.


ChatGPT AI and its purpose

In my last article, I deeply studied what ChatGPT brings to the table. But I'll humor the idea of redefining it just for the sake of some originality; after all-- the days of a writer musing are on a countdown, huh?

But seriously, what do you think, or what comes to mind when you think about this cool little thing called ChatGPT AI?

I think many of us have different thoughts based on our exposure to AI in the past. Some might be more receptive to its benefits, while others are quite wary of AI "taking over". ChatGPT must be a step toward a darker future for this latter group.

How ChatGPT can help with the importance of productivity in today's fast-paced and digital world

We live in a capitalist world. Everyone is measured on the proverbial productivity scale. For example, how much do you do in a period, or how much time you spend on a task, etc.

Here's a citation that might help you understand its importance in the bigger picture:

Productivity is the ultimate measure of the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization, and is critical to achieving its goals and objectives.

Project Management Institute, 2017

But how do you measure such a thing in a nearly digitalized world? What is the measuring stick, then?

According to NY Times, productivity has only grown by about 1% annually since Covid-19, similar to the slow rate seen since 2010, much lower than the significant 3% annual growth seen from 1996 to 2004.

So, how does ChatGPT become a factor?

According to a study conducted between December 27th, 2022, and January 9th, 2023, in 6 countries by Sortlist, most employees (32%) see an increased productivity range of 25-50%, and so do employers (33%). Of employees who believe ChatGPT could at least double their productivity, 45% would use it for coding tasks, and 38% think it would be most beneficial for IT and engineering departments. 50% of employees who feel their work productivity could increase 2x or even 3x are from Gen Z.

Replace Google: Quick and Easy Research with ChatGPT AI

Gone are the days you absolutely had to scour the internet for research material and content. Well, not completely, but we're almost there. Personally, I have probably cut down on my Google usage, with nearly 80% of my queries being towards ChatGPT.

I asked ChatGPT how I should use it for research, and this is her answer:

As an AI language model, I can assist with various aspects of research. You can ask me to generate ideas, provide definitions, help you paraphrase or summarize a text, provide examples, and answer factual questions. Additionally, I can help you find and evaluate sources by suggesting keywords, providing links to academic journals and other resources, and assisting with literature reviews. However, it's important to note that I am a machine and may not provide the same critical analysis and interpretation level as a human expert. It's always a good idea to double-check the information and consult a subject-matter expert when conducting research.

Let's see below in more detail how you can use ChatGPT to research for you.

How to use ChatGPT AI for research

What better way than to ask the ChatGPT chatbot itself to write the steps you need to use it for research?

ChatGPT AI output on how to research
ChatGPT AI research cotd

Benefits of using ChatGPT AI for research

Over the last hundred years, what it means to research has changed by a large part. From scraps of newspapers to books to the internet... search engines like Google, and now an AI chatbot like ChatGPT. What used to take years in the past only needs a few seconds now. You could argue something like Google already does that. But in recent years, the quality of search results has plummeted. The top results are always reserved for ads. Usually, you won't even find what you're looking for on the first page anymore. This is where ChatGPT plays a pivotal role.

How long does it take to get an answer with ChatGPT? A few seconds. It's almost instantaneous, providing the exact information you need. There's no beating around the bush. No paid ads to distract. Just the meat of what you're looking for.

benefits of chatgpt ai

Scheduling and Reminders: Time-Saving Assistance with ChatGPT AI

As I mentioned above, it's a big time saver to ask your queries on ChatGPT. So that you know – the only skill you need to excel at for this purpose is knowing precisely what you want. Because trust me-- it's an iterative process.

For instance, you can remove the concept of a human assistant or significantly reduce your reliance on one. This is possible by using ChatGPT to perform mundane and repetitive "assistance" tasks.

Two primary examples are scheduling appointments and creating reminders on your calendar.

If you're confused about what "access" means-- it refers to having to integrate it with something like Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook or so. To do that, you can create a new event in your calendar application and add ChatGPT's email address ([email protected]) as a participant.

how to schedule calendar

Writing Assistant: Enhanced Writing with ChatGPT AI

Many writers have been anxious about being replaced by AI. However, I don't think that's entirely possible. Tools like ChatGPT are meant to "assist" writers, reduce their workload and contribute towards an efficient workflow by removing redundant tasks-- not eliminate the need for human writers.

What you can do as a writer with this tool depends on your needs. The use cases are potentially infinite.

Want an outline for your article? Done.

Want a list of potential keywords? Done.

Want a synonym? Done.

Want AI-generated content for generic tasks? Done.

Want help finishing some text? Done.

Summarize a large piece of text. Done.

Help with learning a language and need real-life examples of a word's usage? Done.

The list goes on.

How to use ChatGPT for writing

I want to show you a few examples that I have used ChatGPT that might prove handy for you too. Depending on what you want to do, the key is to be as specific as you can be with your queries.

Here's an example below-- note that while the first one still passes as good content, the second one is so much better and more "human".

short text with ChatGPT AI

Hence, the difference is being as specific as possible to help modify the content to your liking and be more personalized.

engaging content

An underrated use case is to use it for plagiarism check.

I want you to act as a plagiarism checker. I will write you sentences and you will only reply undetected in plagiarism checks in the language of the given sentence, and detected if plagiarism exists and nothing else. Do not write explanations on replies. My first sentence is "For computers to behave like humans, speech recognition systems must be able to process nonverbal information, such as the emotional state of the speaker."

The reply?


Similarly, you can write your bio with it too. Still, the output will be much more human if you provide specific details about your experience, skills, and company information. However, you still need to edit it to pass AI content checks.

short bio with chatgpt ai

Also, you can use it to provide you with seed SEO keywords to rank easily on any topic.

seo keywords for ranking

Bonus tip: Want to write a hard text message you have no heart to or don't know the right words?

write a text message to tell my best friend i can't make it to the plan. sound more human and use slang where possible and don't hurt her feelings

I used the above text as input, and this is the response:

Sure, here's an example text message:

Hey girl, I'm so sorry but I can't make it to our plan tonight. My boss just hit me up with some last-minute work that I gotta get done before tomorrow. I'm hella bummed about it but I don't wanna leave you hanging. Can we reschedule for next weekend? Promise we'll make it a night to remember!

So, doesn't that sound really natural and "human"? All in seconds.

Enhanced Coding with ChatGPT AI

Despite concerns about human programming jobs, ChatGPT is making lives easier for coders.

Write SQL queries with ChatGPT AI

You don't have to write basic queries ever again. Provide the task to ChatGPT and watch the magic unfold. In fact, it can handle some complex queries too. I asked it to solve this LeetCode problem and here's the output from ChatGPT:

SELECT customer_number
FROM orders
GROUP BY customer_number
ORDER BY COUNT(order_number) DESC

As such, you can write any complex query with its help too.

Debugging with ChatGPT

Provide a code snippet to ChatGPT and inquire what is wrong with it. In seconds, it will tell you what seems wrong, if anything—no need to peruse every single program line yourself.

So, let's see it in action. A pro tip is to always leave a couple of line breaks after the command and before the code snippet. Now, I am using the code snippet below to test its debugging function:

list_1 = ['item 0', 'item 1', 'item 2', 'item 3', 'item 4', 'item 5', 'item 6']
 dic_1 = {'item 3': 'val 3', 'item 1': 'val 1', 'item 5': 'val 5'}
for index, column in enumerate(list_1):
    if column in list(dic_1.keys()):
        print(f"header : {index} - {column} | align : {list(dic_1).index(column)} -  {dic_1[column]}")
        dic_1[column[0]] = dic_1.pop(list(dic_1.keys())[0])

In reply, ChatGPT AI points out the errors with proper reasoning before providing the corrected code.

code debugging python

Then, this is the fixed code:

list_1 = ['item 0', 'item 1', 'item 2', 'item 3', 'item 4', 'item 5', 'item 6']
dic_1 = {'item 3': 'val 3', 'item 1': 'val 1', 'item 5': 'val 5'}

for index, column in enumerate(list_1):
    if column in dic_1:
        print(f"header : {index} - {column} | align : {list(dic_1).index(column)} -  {dic_1[column]}")
        dic_1[column] = dic_1.pop(column)

Another example I'll show you is how you can use an error and provide the code that contains it to ChatGPT AI to fix it without any more information or context.

1 of 1 unhandled error
Server Error

SyntaxError: Unexpected token 'o', "[object Obj"... is not valid JSON
This error happened while generating the page. Any console logs will be displayed in the terminal window.

smart-contract/factory.js (5:7) @ eval

  3 | 
  4 | const instance = new web3.eth.Contract(
> 5 |   JSON.parse(CampaignFactory.interface),
    |       ^
  6 |   "0x77FeFa77C0eAF3c638099A19B93e579407Dc5012"
  7 | );

Passing in the above block as input to ChatGPT AI, the output is below:

The error message indicates a syntax error in the file smart-contract/factory.js at line 5, specifically at the JSON.parse() call. It seems that the input string passed to the JSON.parse() function is not a valid JSON format and contains an unexpected token 'o'.

To fix this error, you should check the string passed to JSON.parse() and make sure it is a valid JSON object. Also, check if any variables or functions used in the string are defined and initialized correctly. You can also try to use a JSON validator tool to check the syntax of the input string.

ELI5: Code Explanations with ChatGPT AI

Hired by a new company? Trying to understand an open-source code? And is the code hard to read? ChatGPT AI has you covered.

And quite easy to use to explain. Write explain and the code snippet after that like this:

  modifier restricted() {
      require(msg.sender == manager);

A few moments later, I saw this text explaining what was happening in the above code.

A modifier is a function that can be used to modify the behavior of a function, usually by checking some condition before executing the function. In this case, the restricted modifier is used to restrict access to certain functions to only the contract manager.

The modifier checks if the address of the contract's caller, msg.sender, is equal to the address of the contract manager. If this condition is true, the _ symbol is used to indicate that the modified function can continue executing. Otherwise, if the condition is false, the require statement throws an exception and the function is not executed.

While the one above is an easy example, you can use it for more complex functions or snippets too.

Playing Games with ChatGPT

Funny world we live in, innit? Using a vastly complex AI chatbot in ChatGPT to play games with? Such is the case of loneliness, though.

A study conducted by the global health service company Cigna found that 61% of adults worldwide feel lonely, with millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) being the loneliest generation.

This is where trivial things like playing games with ChatGPT come into the foray. Below is an image of me playing hangman with it:

playing hangman

But that's not the only game you can play! Did you know you can also play something like "guess the number"? Yes, you can! As evident by the image below:

playing guess the number

So, what are you waiting for?

Conclusion: how ChatGPT AI can help increase productivity

OpenAI's ChatGPT AI is here to stay. There is no second opinion on that. In the coming years, and even by the end of 2023, it will have remapped the landscape of our world. As seen in this article, its use cases vary from research and writing to coding and gaming. Its versatility and precision are some of its finest qualities. Next week, Microsoft plans to launch GPT-4-powered ChatGPT 4. That could very well push the revolution further along.

If you liked this post, let me know in the comments below and drop some ideas or fun stuff you have tried on ChatGPT AI yourself.

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