By now you’ve probably heard about ChatGPT, the AI tool that is taking the internet by storm.
Chat GPT, as its name suggests, is a generative language model based on the 'transformer' architecture. These models are adept in learning to execute tasks involving natural language processing while processing massive quantities of text. The sky is the limit when it comes to what ChatGPT is capable of, from delivering jokes to authoring emails, scripts, and social media material.
But perhaps the most important question for people of the web dev sector is, how can ChatGPT help web developers? Now, we could work tirelessly trying to come up with an answer or we could just ask ChatGPT ourselves - and that’s exactly what we did.
Here’s what it had to say for itself…
As a website developer, you are constantly looking for ways to improve the user experience and make your website more engaging. One tool that can help you achieve this goal is ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI.
ChatGPT can assist website developers in a variety of ways:
With ChatGPT, you can generate high-quality, unique, and SEO-friendly content for your website. This includes blog posts, product descriptions, and landing pages. This can save you time and resources, and help you to create content that is tailored to your audience.
ChatGPT can be used to train chatbots that can interact with website visitors, answering their questions and providing support. This can improve the user experience and help you to build stronger relationships with your customers.
Form Field Validation
ChatGPT can be used to validate form fields on your website, ensuring that the data entered by users is accurate and complete. This can help you to avoid errors and improve the overall quality of your data.
ChatGPT can be used to translate website content into different languages, making it more accessible to a global audience. This can help you to expand your reach and attract new customers.
Search Engine Optimization
ChatGPT can be used to generate meta tags, page titles and other elements that help your website rank better in search engine results. This can help you to increase traffic to your website and improve your visibility online.
Autocomplete and Predictive text
With ChatGPT, you can generate autocomplete and predictive text for forms, search bars, and other input fields on your website. This can help to improve the user experience and make it easier for visitors to find what they are looking for.
ChatGPT can be used to generate personalised recommendations for products or services based on user behaviour and preferences. This can help you to increase conversions and improve the overall effectiveness of your website.
Overall, ChatGPT can help website developers to improve the user experience and make their website more engaging. By using this powerful tool, you can save time and resources, and create content that is tailored to your audience.
Back to the human talk…
It’s clear to see why ChatGPT is having such a profound impact on the world and how much it can help website developers is more than impressive, but like with anything, human or robot, AI’s in general have some fall backs.
AIs, such as ChatGPT, can occasionally provide inaccurate information. Although AIs are sophisticated, they may not have a complete comprehension of everything, hence they may create information that appears reasonable but is inaccurate or illogical. ChatGPT, in particular, struggles with 'real world' events beyond 2021, and these knowledge gaps might lead to mistakes in the information they provide. So, while it's nice to have something that can provide a smart-sounding answer in under 3 seconds, it's critical to always go through and fact check.
Not On Brand
Something that may be troublesome, especially for businesses that use AI to produce material such as blogs and posts, is that the AI isn't one of their employees and so isn't accustomed with the brand's tone and fundamental values. You'll know from interacting with businesses on a daily basis that they all have their own distinct image, a manner in which they communicate with their customers, and for businesses who write blogs and resources, having a consistent tone is critical; it's how we want to engage with our customers.
As you can see from our earlier ChatGPT conversations, AIs can have a somewhat matter-of-fact detached tone. While this might be perfect for some, it’s not what everyone is looking for and without getting into the ‘do AI’s have feelings’ debacle, the slight lack of emotion in AI’s tone might turn some people away.
Following on from the AI-feelings-lack-of-human-emotion discussion, it’s worth knowing that customers will be able to tell that your chatbots and automated replies were provided by AI, no matter how cleverly you designed them. Many people still need personalised replies in the digital age, therefore by integrating AI, we are forgoing those vitally needed interpersonal exchanges. And while yes, having these automated replies can require less man power, it’s always nice to know you are speaking to a human in a time of need.
To wrap things up, AI integration in web development can be a pretty smart move. Developers have the chance to become much more productive with the use of sophisticated software, which also enables online apps and websites to have greater design, scalability, and engagement - which are all good things! So despite the snags when it comes to AI’s range of knowledge and social skills, the future pairing of AI and website developers is looking bright.
What more can we say, ChatGPT is ready and raring to help blast website developers into the future.
Have you tried out ChatGPT yet?