The year 2022 marked the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot that has taken the internet by storm. ChatGPT, powered by OpenAI’s powerful large language model GPT-4, has sparked an AI competition among the world’s greatest digital businesses as developers around the world discover new ways to use it.
In March, OpenAI announced that it was endowing ChatGPT with the ability to browse the internet with the help of plugins, opening a floodgate of possibilities for developers, and the chatbot has witnessed a flurry of new plugins in the last few weeks. The latest plugin, the ChatGPT code interpreter, has caught the attention of many.
What is the ChatGPT Code Interpreter?
The ChatGPT code interpreter is a plugin that offers ChatGPT a working Python interpreter in a sandboxed environment. This plugin enhances ChatGPT’s ability to produce codes from inputs in natural language with an altered format of response. It allows ChatGPT to use Python and offer results inside a dialogue box.
OpenAI claims the plugin can answer quantitative and qualitative mathematical issues, analyze and visualize data, and convert files. A persistent session evaluates the code interpreter plugin throughout a chat conversation, allowing subsequent calls to build on each other. It lets users upload files to the chat workspace and download their work.
This was kind of delightful: I uploaded a CSV file of every lighthouse location in the US.
“ChatGPT Code Interpreter: Create a gif of a map of the lighthouse locations, where the map is very dark but each lighthouse twinkles.” A couple seconds later… pic.twitter.com/f14JLWQCyB
— Ethan Mollick (@emollick) May 2, 2023
What it can do?
The ChatGPT code interpreter has several use cases discussed online. It can allow ChatGPT to do basic video editing and convert GIFs into longer MP4 videos into slow zoom. Uploading location data creates a visualized map, and it can also extract color from an image to create a palette.png. It automatically compresses large images when it runs out of memory, which is a fantastic feature for designers.
ChatGPT Code Interpreter (alpha) renders an animated GIF: pic.twitter.com/2txArURcu1
— Riley Goodside (@goodside) April 28, 2023
Additionally, the plugin can analyze the Bitcoin dataset, turn images into text files, and render animated GIFs from scratch within seconds. The Code Interpreter is also capable of analyzing a user’s music taste from their Spotify playlist.
The Advantages of the Interpreter
Based on all that is being done with ChatGPT’s Code Interpreter, it can be said that the plugin is a boon to developers and all those testing new use cases of the AI chatbot. The biggest advantage of the plugin is that it can make entirely new workflows effortless and efficient.
The code interpreter plugin has revolutionized the way users interact with ChatGPT. The plugin’s uploading and downloading capabilities, data analysis, and data visualization abilities are game-changing and give developers a new way to explore AI-powered chatbots.