What is ChatGPT and What Can I Do With It?

ChatGPT has been a hot topic lately, and for people like me, who write for a living, it looks like this AI could eventually replace human writers and content creators.  I got a newsletter from technology writer Gary BraleySo on the ChatGPT AI, and I decided to try it out.  What is ChatGPT and what can I do with it? This is the answer I got from ChatGPT when I asked this question.

“ChatGPT is an AI language model developed by OpenAI. It is capable of generating human-like text based on the input provided to it. With ChatGPT, you can perform various tasks like generating text in response to a prompt, answering questions, translating languages, and much more. Additionally, ChatGPT can also be used for creative writing, chatbot development, and text summarization.”

Since it is Valentine’s Day, let’s what ChatGPT can to in the way of romantic poetry.

Write a short romantic poem

In your eyes, I see a love so true
With you, my heart feels brand new
Your smile, a warm embrace
In your arms, I find my place

Forever, I want to be by your side
Together, we’ll take this love for a ride
In this life and the next, I vow
To love you now and forever, somehow.

Not so bad!

This was an easy softball toss.  I was curious what else this AI could do.  Next question: What are the best ways to remotely access a computer?  As a response, I got the following list of remote access tools.  I was hoping for more than a simple list.

  1. Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  2. Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  3. TeamViewer
  4. LogMeIn
  5. Chrome Remote Desktop
  6. SSH (Secure Shell)
  7. Splashtop
  8. AnyDesk
  9. Parallels Access.

Here is my next question:  What is IPSEC and what is it used for?

“IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) is a protocol suite used to secure Internet Protocol (IP) communications by encrypting and authenticating all IP packets. It’s used to secure data transfers, virtual private networks (VPNs), and secure remote access connections. IPSec provides confidentiality, data integrity, and authentication for network communications.”

Here is another question: What is Cyber-warfare, Kinetic warfare, and hybrid warfare?

“Cyber-warfare: the use of computer and network technologies to disrupt, disable, or destroy the enemy’s information systems and networks.

Kinetic warfare: the use of physical force, weapons, and projectiles to attack and damage enemy military targets and infrastructure.

Hybrid warfare: a military strategy that combines conventional warfare, irregular warfare, and cyber warfare in an integrated and coordinated manner to achieve strategic objectives.”

What countries are actively engaged in hybrid warfare at the present time?

“It is difficult to definitively determine which countries are currently engaging in hybrid warfare, as the concept encompasses a wide range of tactics and is often used covertly. However, some analysts have suggested that Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea may be employing hybrid warfare strategies in various regions.”

I received a newsletter from a technology friend of mine, Gary Braley, and one subject was the concept of gravity storage batteries.  Here is what the AL generated after a couple minutes. The answer was a while coming.  This is a good comparison between an human writer and an AI.  The question:  what is a gravity battery?

“A gravity battery is a type of energy storage system that uses the potential energy stored in elevated masses of liquid to generate electricity. When the stored liquid is released through a turbine, it generates electricity. The potential energy is stored by pumping the liquid to a high elevation and releasing it when needed to generate power.”

This is Gary’s short article:

It’s a very simple concept that has been around for a long time. It answers the question “how can we store wind and solar energy for times when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow? You can store energy in a “gravity battery” by raising something heavy like concrete blocks with energy from a windmill and  convert the energy back to electricity when needed by lowering the concrete blocks back down. There has been considerable effort focused on developing traditional batteries to store energy but that is a costly, complex solution to the problem. It makes sense for powering electric vehicles but storing energy to power a whole community is a very different story.

If you’ve never heard of Gravity Energy you can jump to the head of the class by reading the following articles.

These answers are ok, not exactly the droids I was looking for. though.  Maybe its me and a lack of imagination.  For the most part the ChatGPT AI gave me simple definitions, and short sentences and paragraphs, not 800 words on a topic.  This exchange began to remind me of an interview, and as another experiment, I may “interview” the AI and see how close I can get to a full length article.

Cybersecurity Analysts Using ChatGPT for Malicious Code Analysis, Predicting Threats

Here is an article from Cybersecurity Insider on using ChatGPT in cybersecurity.

ChatGPT has raised alarm among cybersecurity researchers for its unnerving ability in composing everything from sophisticated malware to phishing lures – but it’s important to keep in mind that the tool can help support cybersecurity defenses as well.

How to (Actually) Use ChatGPT

Check out this LinkedIn post

Historical Footnote

The first computer, ENIAC was formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania on February 15, 1946 and was heralded as a “Giant Brain” by the press.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com

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