Demystifying ChatGPT and AI

Even if you aren’t into artificial intelligence, it’s time to pay attention to ChatGPT because this one is a big deal. Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) is a type of language model that uses deep learning to generate human-like, conversational text as well as complete tasks such as summarization and language translation, and even generate creative writing such as poetry, lyrics for music, and essays for school. You can ask it countless questions and often will get an answer that’s useful. The problem is that deep down, it doesn’t know what’s true. Generative AI uses machine learning to process a huge amount data, much of which is scraped from the internet, and then determine what things are most likely to appear near other things. GPT-4 is the newest version of OpenAI’s language model systems. Its previous version, GPT 3.5, powered the company’s wildly popular ChatGPT chatbot when it launched in November of 2022.

While the technology might scare some people, there is no doubt that it will have a large impact on business and education. For example, with GPT-4, you could upload a worksheet and it will be able to scan it and output responses to the questions. It could also read a graph you upload and make calculations based on the data presented. Most AmChamm members cannot remember a time when they didn’t have tools like email or Microsoft office programs to help them work, so, we can somewhat predict that workers in the future won’t be able to imagine a world of work without AI and GPT tools. But there is also the impact on job security when new technologies appear. For example, most of us don’t have friends in the film developing business anymore. A recent Goldman Sachs report found 300 million jobs around the world stand to be impacted by AI and automation. The question is: Does that mean that those people will change jobs or lose their jobs? 

Bing Chat is Microsoft’s chatbot, which runs on OpenAI’s most advanced LLM — GPT-4. Within one month of launching, 45 million chats took place on the platform with the new Bing having 100 million daily active users according to Microsoft. The chatbot’s popularity stems from the fact that it has the same abilities of ChatGPT but has full access to the internet, which ChatGPT does not have. The public can use it by applying to a waitlist to be granted access.

Join our AmCham luncheon on May 11 for a discussion about how ChatGPT and AI will affect our lives, how these increasingly popular and useful technologies work, and how they will impact business and education in Vietnam. Our guest speaker is Dr. Le Nhan Tam, Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft Vietnam.

DATE:      Thursday, May 11
TIME:       12:00pm – 1:30pm
PLACE:    Pan Pacific Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road, Hanoi
COST:     VND 750,000 (members) / VND 900,000 (non-members)

About the Guest Speaker:

Dr. Le Nhan Tam serves as Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft Vietnam. He has more than 15 years of deep skills and experiences in Information Technology research, academic and advisory roles across major institutions. Before joining Microsoft, Tam served in a number of roles at IBM Vietnam including leading their Cloud Computing, Data & AI initiatives. He also held various roles in major system integrators and spent time as a Director of SmartCity Lab in VNPT Group, a Technical Leader in CMC Software, and as an IT Specialist in Vietnam’s Ministry of Information & Communications. Tam earned a PhD degree in Computer Science from French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation & University of Rennes 1, France with his research areas in Cloud Computing and Software Engineering, and also a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.

Come learn about this important issue while you enjoy a three-course lunch during the discussion. Please register your participation by clicking on the button below or by calling the AmCham office (84) 24 3934 2790.