Lesson 5: Diving into ChatGPT Platforms: Playground and BotHub

Welcome to a new lesson in our course on learning ChatGPT-4! In this section, we will delve into the platforms that allow you to interact with this amazing chatbot - Playground and BotHub. These platforms offer different ways of using ChatGPT, and in this lesson, we will explore their features and advantages. In addition, we will touch on the topic of using ChatGPT through Telegram bots. Enjoy your learning!

Introduction to Playground and BotHub

Playground is the official OpenAI platform for working with ChatGPT. It is a place where you can interact with the model, test various prompts, and see how AI responds. In Playground, you can test different settings, such as temperature and maximum token count, to see how they affect AI responses.

BotHub is an alternative platform that offers a set of bots, including ChatGPT. Moreover, BotHub is particularly convenient for users in Russia, as it allows circumventing geolocation restrictions.

How to use Playground?

To use Playground like a pro, you need to understand how to set the right prompts and how to configure different model parameters. Recall Lesson 3, where we talked about prompt structure and prompt-engineering.

In Playground, for example, you can experiment with the "temperature" parameter. This parameter controls the degree of randomness in AI responses. A value closer to 0 makes responses more predictable, while a value closer to 1 makes them more random.

"Write a short story about a knight who defeated a dragon" - here, your prompt is a requirement, and you can set the temperature to 1.4 to get extremely unexpected responses from ChatGPT:

If, however, we set the temperature lower, for example to 0.5, the response will be more predictable:

BotHub as a more convenient alternative to Playground for Russia

BotHub is an impressive platform that aggregates several popular neural networks, including ChatGPT-4. It is perfectly adapted for Russian-speaking users, providing full localization and a large collection of presets to simplify operation. The free version allows you to test the basic functions and capabilities of the service.

BotHub offers four subscription packages, with the last two providing access to ChatGPT-4 at a very reasonable price. This makes the platform particularly attractive for those who want to dive into the world of AI and get more from their experience.

The fact that BotHub was created by domestic developers adds special value to it. By using this platform, you not only have the opportunity to explore AI capabilities, but also support Russian specialists in this exciting field.

Using ChatGPT through Telegram bots

Many of us have heard about Telegram bots that offer the convenience of communicating with ChatGPT without the need to register. In the future, the number of such bots based on ChatGPT is likely to significantly increase. However, at the moment, their number is quite limited. This method is popular as it allows you to communicate with ChatGPT directly in Telegram, which significantly simplifies the process. Nevertheless, it is important to note that Telegram bots may have their limitations when using ChatGPT-4:

  • Limitations on the number of requests: Telegram bots are limited to a certain number of requests within a certain period. This can cause performance issues and lead to response delays.

  • Integration difficulties: Integrating ChatGPT-4 into Telegram bots can be quite a complex process, requiring significant effort and knowledge from developers. This makes this option less accessible to most users.

  • Unknown version of ChatGPT: In many bots, it is impossible to determine which version of ChatGPT you are using. This may lead to you being "served" an outdated version, such as ChatGPT-3.5.

At the same time, the BotHub team has developed a reliable Telegram bot that offers the following key features:

  • Communication with ChatGPT directly in Telegram: Convenient and fast access to chat with ChatGPT without switching to third-party platforms.

  • Purchase of tariffs: The bot allows you to choose and purchase different tariffs without leaving the Telegram application.

  • Profile view: Get detailed information about your account, track your current tariff, the number of remaining tokens, and the model used.


We hope that this lesson has helped you understand which platforms provide the opportunity to interact with ChatGPT, and which will be the most convenient and effective for you. After all, choosing the right platform is key to comfortable communication and successful learning of ChatGPT. Depending on your personal preferences and goals, you can choose the platform that best meets your needs. Good luck in studying and using ChatGPT!

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