ChatGPT Gets the Most Powerful Upgrade Yet!
A few months after its release, OpenAI
gave ChatGPT internet access through plugins.
Now ChatGPT has transformed into
something much more than a chatbot. On July 6, 2023, OpenAI announced that all
its ChatGPT Plus subscribers would
get access to their own code interpreter
plugin. This news has people excited but also a bit worried. Because the
code interpreter is so powerful feature. That could potentially take over the
jobs of many data scientists. So, Code Interpreter
is one of the most powerful plugins that you can add to ChatGPT Plus. It
makes it possible for ChatGPT to understand and interact with various programming
languages. It acts as a bridge between human language and code, allowing users
to input code and get appropriate outputs or explanations from ChatGPT. Code
interpreter supports Python as its main language but can also work with other
to upload and download files, such as- images, videos, audio or text documents.
You can then further adjust the code or have. ChatGPT makes its own changes and
suggestions. It was announced by OpenAI in March 2023 along with other plugins
and initially, it was available only to a small number of users and developers
from the waitlist. But the first week of this month as I mentioned, has been rolled
out to all ChatGPT plus subscribers and it received a lot of positive feedback
and praise from users who have tried it out.
What exactly can code interpreter do? And how can you use it?
This plugin can do many things you might not expect from a chatbot. It can run code access, edit uploaded files, analyze data, create charts, and more. But it can also help you learn new programming concepts, debug your code or generate content for you to use it.
You need to be a ChatGPT Plus subscriber and have the plugin enabled in your chat settings. Then you can simply type in your code or upload your file and ChatGPT will respond accordingly. You can also ask ChatGPT questions about your code or file and it will try to answer them.
Example 1: Image processing with Python
Let's say, I put a picture of a cat into ChatGPT and ask it to change the picture to black and white using Python. It will do that but it will also explain how the code works and what each line does. ChatGPT not only runs the code and shows the output but also explains what each line of code does and why. This is very helpful for learning new programming concepts or understanding existing code.
Example 2: Video captioning with Python
A code interpreter doesn't just handle images. It can work with different kinds of files like videos, sound, or text documents. So, let's say I send in a video of a dog and I tell ChatGPT to put captions on it using Python, it won't only provide me with the completed video but it will also explain the way the programming functions and what each section accomplishes.
Example 3: Data visualization with Python
It can also work with data analysis and visualization. If you put in a CSV file of sales info and ask ChatGPT to make a bar graph using Python, it'll show you the graph and explain how it made it.
Example 4: Map animation with Python
In fact, one of the most cited examples, in May a user uploaded a CSV file of every Lighthouse location in the US, the user in their prompt asked ChatGPT to create a gif map of the lighthouse locations where the map is very dark but each Lighthouse twinkles a few seconds.
Later, ChatGPT produced an accurate map with flickering lights showing where the lighthouses are.
Applications: How code interpreter can benefit you?
Obviously, code interpreter has many
real-world applications. That can benefit both professionals and hobbyists. Think
about how it can make your life easier. For example, look at data analysis. You
can use code interpreter to explore manipulate and visualize data from various
sources or in content creation to write a poem, a story, or an essay. Think
about programming. If you're learning to code need to fix your code or just want
to make it better, it can assist you.
What about education? To teach or learn all kinds of things like- math, science, or history and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Because there's so much more you can do either on your own or with a bit of help from ChatGPT.
Applications: How code interpreter can benefit you?
There are many different coding tools, including- Codecademy, Jupyter Notebook, and Google Colab. You can use them to write and run your code online, share your projects with others, and learn from interactive tutorials and courses. You can also integrate them with code interpreter to get more out of your coding experience. For example, you can use Codecademy to learn Python basics and then use code interpreter to practice and apply what you learned. Or you can use Jupyter Notebook to create interactive notebooks with code, text, and graphics and then use code interpreter to enhance them with more features and functions. Or you can use Google Colab to collaborate with other coders on cloud-based projects and then use code interpreter to debug and optimize your code. The possibilities are endless!
What makes code interpreter so special?
Code interpreter has some pretty
cool features. It's linked with ChatGPT. So, you can ask it questions and it
helps improve your code. It can also use other features, like- web search, plugins, content generation,
making coding more accessible and fun. Another
HTML, CSS, SQL, and more. It also allows you to upload and download different
types of files giving you more flexibility. But it's not perfect. It's not as
fully equipped as an IDE or editor missing features, like- Syntax, highlighting, Auto completion, Debugging tools, or Version control, and doesn't support all libraries and
modules. This means it's not ideal for complicated or professional tasks
right now. However, as ChatGPT gets better. This situation should also improve.
In a nutshell, code interpreter has pros and cons. It's a cool tool for
beginners and people who want a fun coding experience.
Let's hear what some users have to say about it. Ethan Mollick says, “Code interpreter is amazing. I used it to create gifts from nothing with Python code and it even made PDF documents for me.”
Riley Goodside shares, “Code interpreter is awesome! I did some simple video editing with Python code and it even changed a gif into an MP-4 for me.”
So, you see people are really blown away by what code interpreter can do. They're finding all sorts of fun and practical uses for it. But there's a whole world of stuff people have made with code interpreter, like- someone built a calculator using python code, another person made a word cloud with python code, another one crafted a tic-tac-toe game again with python code. Someone else constructed a chatbot, a quiz, and much more. All these examples just go to show how creative and versatile code interpreter can be.
Impact: How code interpreter is changing the game?
Now, code interpreter is not just a cool feature that makes ChatGPT more fun and useful. It is also a game changer for AI and work. It is setting a new standard for how AI can interact with code and data and how humans can leverage AI to do more meaningful and in-depth work. It is democratizing data science and programming, making them more accessible and intuitive for everyone. You don't need to be an expert coder or a data analyst to use code interpreter. You just need to have a question, a problem, or a goal. Because ChatGPT will help you find the best solution using Code.
It is also reducing the rote work and increasing the creative work allowing you to focus on what matters most. You don't need to spend hours writing, debugging, or optimizing code. You can let ChatGPT handle that for you while you focus on the bigger picture, the deeper insights, or the novel ideas.
Code interpreter is also enabling new forms of collaboration and communication. Bridging the Gap between human language and code. You can share your code with others in a more understandable and engaging way by using ChatGPT's explanations and comments. You can also learn from others' code using ChatGPT's questions and suggestions.
My point of view
code interpreter is transforming the way we use AI, code, and the way we work
with data and information. It is opening up new possibilities and opportunities
for everyone. Regardless of their background or skill level and even though
it's not perfect yet. It isn't ready for advanced tasks. Its potential is clear.
It helps to simplify and understand code, explore data, make content and most importantly
it got people thinking outside the box.