How To Use GPT-3 In OpenAI Playground

Govind Dheda

If you’re wondering how to use the GPT-3 model in your OpenAI Playground, you can test its capabilities with different adjustments and even train your dataset to leverage the GPT-3 model. Although ChatGPT is designed to respond in natural language, you can use Playground to get more out of GPT-3 or the API.

The GPT-3 model was first made available to the public on November 18, 2023, and since then, the company has released the GPT-4 model, which is not accessible to everyone. You can access GPT-4 through the ChatGPT Plus subscription or apps that use the GPT-4 API.

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OpenAI Playground

Before proceeding, here’s a quick brief on the OpenAI Playground. It’s a web-based tool designed for developers to test output in a developer environment and tools. The OpenAI Playground focuses on the usage of the API, and you don’t need to set up or write code since OpenAI allows developers to call an API.

If you want to develop an app or service with the GPT-3 model, you do need to have Python 3.6 installed.

What is GPT-3?

Generative Pre-Trained Transformer, aka GPT-3 Model, is a powerful tool that empowers ChatGPT and other AI-based products and services. OpenAI uses advanced Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology to generate text based on prompts. Several use-case scenarios help to generate content.

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How to Use the GPT-3 Model in OpenAI Playground

Using the GPT-3 Model in OpenAI Playground is straightforward, as the model is enabled by default. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to get started.

Sign in to the GPT-3 Playground

The first step is to sign in or log in to the OpenAI Playground.

  • Visit OpenAI Platform’s Playground in your browser.
  • Log in with your OpenAI account.
  • Click on Login, and you will be redirected to OpenAI Playground.
  • After logging in, you will have access to the Playground dashboard, where you can enter prompts and see the output. On the right sidebar, you can adjust advanced settings based on your preferences.

Using the GPT-3 Model in Playground

After logging in to OpenAI Playground, you can adjust settings for the GPT-3 model and other preferences on the right sidebar.

  • To use the GPT-3 Model, click on the Model dropdown menu to expand the list of OpenAI Models available in OpenAI Playground.
    • All the GPT-3 Models will be categorized under GPT-3, with each model specialized in specific tasks. Choose a model based on your preferences. *Check out the list of GPT-3 Models mentioned below, each with different capabilities and strengths in tasks.*text-davinci-003
    • text-curie-001
    • text-babbage-001
    • text-ada-001
    • text-davinci-002
    • text-davinci-001
    • davinci-instruct-beta
    • davinci
    • curie-instruct-beta
    • cune
    • babbage
    • ada
  • After selecting the model, you can start working by entering a prompt and then submitting it to process your request.

If you are confused about which model to use, OpenAI describes each model that you can check before making your choice. To get the most out of it, simply adjust the other parameters like Mode to choose “How you want to interact with the model,” and for other settings, see below.

  • Temperature: You can adjust how creative you want the GPT-3 Model to be.
  • Maximum Length: How long you want the output to be.

There are more settings to check, but those are specific to developers. It’s worth noting that you can only use external data with GPT-3. To make things more interesting, you can use presets. It’s best practice to experiment with different ideas and prompts because the better your prompt, the better your results will be.

Use Preset on GPT-3 in OpenAI Playground

There are several presets available to try, such as Grammatical Standard English, Summarize for a 2nd grader, Text to Command, English to Other Languages, Parse Unstructured Data, Classification, and more.

  • To load these presets, simply click on the “Load a Preset” drop-down menu that appears on the top header.
  • After loading a preset, you can write your prompt and click on “Submit”.
  • Once you submit, it will output the results in the same window.

To view the code settings for each mode and preset, click on “View Code” from the navigation and you will have a “Copy” option which you can use based on your preference. There are also different platform-specific codes like Python, Node, and others available, but note that you still need to add the OpenAI key in the code directly.

Is OpenAI Playground Paid?

These OpenAI models are quite flexible and easy to use, but they do require tokens to process the data. You will be granted $18 worth of free tokens when you first sign up, which will expire after 3 months. You can check your usage by heading over to “Manage Account” and from the left-side panel choose Usages to check your Token. It’s expensive, and it’s obvious that the company is focusing on business rather than regular users, even though some developers may want to learn it despite the cost.

You can also purchase additional tokens if required from the Billing section. In conclusion, I would like to mention that it relies on machine learning and its dataset, so the output may have some level of inaccuracy, so be sure to double-check before pushing it into your project. Also, only users with OpenAI’s GPT-4 API can have access to the GPT-4 model in Playgrounds, which is a common practice to have controlled environments.

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