Check Out This One Kickass Use of ChatGPT
It was bound to happen eventually - I found a single legitimate use for ChatGPT
Then, the lightbulb went off. A no-shit, good usage of ChatGPT -- translating Privacy Policies to be easy to understand human readable.
Why is this a good use?
There are a few reasons:
You don't have to share any of your personal data - win!
Before diving in here - remember that Chatbots like ChatGPT are good at summarizing, but will also hallucinate and give inaccurate results some of the time. You should always double-check things that look off, or you are concerned about. Nothing in this column is legal advice.
Awesome, let's do it.
Highlight and copy the entire page - every piece of text!
Go to ChatGPT
Enter the prompt:
Then, you can ask any questions about things you don't understand or what more information:
what does data retention mean?
what is legitimate business use?
what is an affiliate?
Play around with the questions you ask, and ask them in different ways. You can even just ask ChatGPT to state the answer in a different way. Just ask it questions like you were talking to a real person. With ChatGPT, you can dig into what data you are giving up, and how it's being used, and any major concerns, all in just a few minutes.
What's better, you can use this for other complex documents as well. Try the same thing with a Terms of Service, for example, or an End-User License Agreement. Anything that is public on the internet is fair game. It might be tempting to drop something like an employment agreement into ChatGPT, but be cautious there. Employment agreements are often confidential and if the content of that agreement is used to train the model, you could end up in hot water, which you don't want.
If you read Byte-Sized Ethics regularly, you know I actually prefer Anthropic’s Claude. You can do the exact same thing with claude as you can with ChatGPT. Same goes for Inflection’s Pi, or whatever your preferred chatbot is.
There you have, one kick-ass, super useful way to use ChatGPT or any other chatbot.
What is your one, super useful way to use ChatGPT? Let me know in the comments!