AI Generated Text

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OpenAI's new ChatGPT is the latest in a long line of natural language processing (NLP) text-generating AI software, launched on 30 November 2022. ChatGPT is currently (12 February 2023) available as freeware plus a subscription based ChatGPT Plus. At US$20 per month, this is less than half the previously rumoured US$42.

There are however other AI companies developing NLP text-generating products. All these products are undoubtedly powerful utilities: their capabilities are significantly beyond mere contextual spell-checking and type-ahead functions commonly found in word processors.

During this workshop, you will take a close look at ChatGPT, co:here, Quillbot and TextCortex. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a good understanding of how each of these products work and how they can be applied to your own projects. You will also learn about their good and bad parts, their strengths and weaknesses, and you will be able to make better choices about which tool is best for you.

In some ways ChatGPT currently has the discernment of a 13-year-old: a critical and knowledgeable review of the output is needed. A news article suggests that the way pigeons learn is much the same as how humans teach artificial intelligence.

  • Does the software offering do anything useful?
  • How easy is it to use the platform?
  • Are any paid options worthwhile?
  • What are the quirks of the platform? What are the limits of its usefulness?
  • Are the "challengers" able to use their manoeuvrability to their advantage, when compared to Alphabet (Google), IBM, Meta (Facebook), Microsoft, and other legacy brands otherwise dominating consumer and commercial software?
  • Second- and third-order ignorance: what don't I know and what questions don't I know to ask? These can only be addressed through experience of using the platforms.


Due to the rapidly evolving situation with NLP text-generating AI, the schedule for this two-day workshop is expected to change.
What kind of business?
Any business: from solopreneur upwards.
Who is this for?
Solo Entrepreneurs
Management KTP Associates
Company Directors
Why attend?
Obtain an increased understanding of GPT (Generative Pretrained Transformer ) technology
Obtain an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of GPT.
Business benefits
GPT has the potential to drive increased customer engagement and satisfaction.
Management in a better position to make more informed decisions about GPT technology.
Topics Covered
  1. Introduction to NLP text-generating AI software.
  2. How to use the free versions of ChatGPT, co:here, Quillbot and TextCortex. The preconfigured settings in Quillbot and TextCortex. How to use ChatGPT to inspire content you may not otherwise of thought of.
  3. What sets ChatGPT apart from the others?
    • We will also explore how ChatGPT can already be used to generate realistic conversations, and how it can be customised for different applications.
    • Chatbot ethics and the limitations of ChatGPT imposed by OpenAI.
    • Limitations of ChatGPT in practice: why a critical and knowledgeable review of the output is needed.
    • 'Fine-tuning', as "faster than training from scratch", ChatGPT for specific use.
  4. The paid-for flavours of ChatGPT, co:here, Quillbot and TextCortex available, and their capabilities.
  5. What sets co:here, Quillbot and TextCortex apart from the ChatGPT?
    • Could one of these suit your needs better?
  6. Could using the strengths of all four freeware platforms, in tandem, be a useful solution?
  7. Plagiarism Checkers: CopyLink, MS-Word, and Quillbot
  8. Why AI text-generation assessment tools generate different scores. For the first three paragraphs above achieved
    • a 'Human Content Score' of 100% with Content At Scale: "Looks great!".
    • a score of 89.51 with GPTZero: "Your text is likely human generated!".
    • a 'Human-Generated Content' score of 66% with Writer: "You should edit your text until there‚Äôs less detectable AI content.".
    • only an 'Original' score of 1% and an AI score of 99% with Orginality.ai
There will be exercises during the day plus an overnight 'homework'.
Bordon BASE, Barbados Road, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 0FX.
Fareham Innovation Centre, Meteor Way, Fareham, Hampshire, PO13 9FU.
This is not a 'hybrid' event: there will be no remote attendance.
Summer 2023
Dates to be confirmed: a consecutive Tuesday & Wednesday
£1,700 for the two days
Includes refreshments and midday meal.

Students: Sponsored students, being booked a place by their college or university, may be eligible for a full 100% fee waiver.
Bursaries: Students may also be eligible for a travel and accommodation bursary from their sponsor.
Micro-Businesses: A discount of 50% is available to micro-businesses.

Booking and Waiting List
If you're interested in being informed of future dates, please write to enquiries@esm.solutions.
Dress code
Business casual.

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