If you’re not already doing these 10 productivity hacks in ChatGPT, you’re definitely missing out

In case you’ve missed the buzz, OpenAI just publicly launched its latest language generation robot, ChatGPT. ChatGPT is a powerful language model that uses deep learning techniques to generate human-like text. In other words, the robot is capable of answering all of your questions and prompts as an intelligent human would.

The model can be fine-tuned for specific tasks, such as language translation, summarization, and question-answering. Here are 10 different ways you can use ChatGPT to do work for you and increase your productivity.

1. Write emails

Are you the kind of person who spends too much time thinking about what to write in emails? Say no more (to ChatGPT). By giving a simple prompt such as “write a cold email introducing myself and my company and inviting someone for a meeting,” ChatGPT will give you an example that will work just fine. Didn’t like the output? No worries, you can modify your prompt a little and ask again. The model almost never creates two identical answers.

2. Read faster

Did you forget to read important documents before a meeting? ChatGPT has your back. Copy and paste the document into the chat and ask the model to summarize the most important points for you. No one would ever suspect.

3. Summarize your own documents

Do you need to write a summary version of an article you’ve been working on? ChatGPT can summarize it. If you think the summary misses any details you find important, just say in your prompt what you want it to include.

4. Review your code

Did you spend an entire day coding but now you’re too tired to go back to review everything? Just ask ChatGPT to do it. You can ask the model to spot any possible mistakes in the code and to better organize it.

5. Comment on your code

This is probably one of the most mind-blowing things ChatGPT can do. If you give it a piece of code and ask it to make comments to explain what each block is doing, ChatGPT will give you a commented code. I know it sounds perplexing, and it is. 

6. Translate research documents

If you’re a researcher like me, you sometimes find articles that seem interesting but they are in languages that you don’t speak. If you want to be sure that the article contains what you’re interested in, simply ask ChatGPT to summarize the document in the language you want.

7. Study efficiently

If you’re a student, you can use ChatGPT for your own learning. Let’s say you’ve spent the entire afternoon studying about the French revolution and now you want to test your knowledge. Ask ChatGPT to give you 10 questions about the French revolution. You can even ask it to correct your answers!

8. Create content

Content creators out there: Use ChatGPT in your favour! Simply ask the model to create content about the subject you want. Maybe the output won’t be exactly what you want, but it’s always good to have a place to start from. Take advantage of it, since everyone else is. 

9. Have philosophical discussions

Maybe you’re really into a niche topic but have no one to talk to, or you have a deep philosophical question but have no idea who has written about it before. ChatGPT can be your new mentor. Ask broad questions and wait for comprehensive answers. For instance, you can ask “Is there meaning in life? What are some philosophical stances on that topic?” I’m sure the answer will entertain you for at least an entire afternoon.

10. Play games

The games ChatGPT can play are still unknown territory. But you can always explore. Users have reported successfully playing tic-tac-toe and chess with the model. I have played a version of Akinator, a game to try to guess which character the other person is thinking of by asking questions that can be answered only with yes or no. Can you think of other games that the model might be able to play?


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