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Teaching AI to Inspire: How ChatGPT Can Learn from MLK Jr.

Computers can't inspire like Martin Luther King Jr., but they can learn from his speeches and imitate his style.

See the results of the Customized ChatGPT here. This blog explains how the MLK Jr. ChatGPT was created and how you can try the app for free.

How ChatGPT works (very simplified)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) engines like ChatGPT work on data that they have collected and labelled. The information that is used to train the bot is called Learning Data and most AI engines scrape data from the internet. This data can be good, bad or just pure disinformation. A chatbot interfaces with users, accepts their queries, finds the best answer based on its learning data and then provides an answer. The bot gets 'smarter' with time as it replies to more queries.

How to build a customized AI chatbot with your own learning model

Creating a Learning Model to train your ChatGPT

A customized AI chatbot is different in that it is fed specific data to learn from. For instance in this example, we gave OpenAI's GPT-4 engine on MLK Jr.'s speeches to learn from. Respect ownership of the data that you are using to train the AI Chatbot. In this non-commercial experiment, we've used eight of MLK Jr's speeches. They are publicly available on with attribution crediting him as the author. I believe that this use case comes under 'Fair Use', but I am not a lawyer, and this is does not represent legal advice. Please consult with an attorney before undertaking any such project.

This ChatGPT builds upon an earlier version that was trained with speeches by President Barack Obama.

How ChatGPT learns from learning models

Inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr.

“I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter…because I’ve been to the mountaintop…. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life…. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!”

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!". Watch here  

TakeAway: Apply AI for good with your own customized ChatGPT. Learn more here.

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