As word prediction systems, AI chatbots are inventive and "generative" and they can be useful for creative tasks. Because they have been trained on large quantities of text from the open Internet and their aim is to mimic human conversation, they can be useful for language-based tasks. With increasing levels of human fine-tuning and access to third-party plugins, some chatbots are improving at other types of tasks as well.
Currently, AI chatbot responses often include a mix of correct and incorrect information. They may still be helpful for:
Depending on your goals, they may also be good at
Whether you are asking them to answer questions, write text, translate text, or write code, be sure to check chatbot output for errors.
It is possible to customize some account, data, and privacy settings in many chatbots and tools.
Anthropic's Claude does not have such settings because of their safety-first approach. Anthropic was founded by former OpenAI employees who disagreed with OpenAI's departure from its initial non-profit plans. Read more about Anthropic's core views on AI safety.