How to get an early access to GPT-3 and how to talk to it

Mario Dian Jul 23, 2020 4 min read
Photo by Brett Jordan / Unsplash

Only recently, I learned that there's something called GPT-3 which is an AI text generator that predicts what the next word should be based on the given input.

It's an interesting preview into endless possibilities of the future super intelligent AIs.

Sadly, the API is not public yet and you will have to request access to unlock its full potential.

In the meantime, follow this short tutorial on how to get around it and start playing with it now.

AI Dungeon

AI Dungeon is a free text based game built on top of GPT-3. It helps you build a story around the topic you choose.

Unlike other text based games though, it can (usually) deal with long and seemingly difficult inputs which makes the story all that more interesting.

Not only that, it also lets you use the underlying GPT-3 engine to generate almost any text imaginable.

While the game has predefined playing patterns, you can use it in a similar fashion as you would use the Open AI API (more on that later).

To start playing with the GPT-3 follow the steps below.

First, open the website and click PLAY.

Click PLAY to start the game



When prompted to pick a setting type in "6" (custom setting).

Select "custom" setting for a non-biased environment

From what I understand this should give you an unbiased environment which should give you better results.

How to talk to the AI

It's important that you give the AI some context first. Otherwise, it will just act like a drunk incoherent idiot.

The are many forms of doing so depending on what you're trying to achieve.

I had the best results with an interview-like format.

Example: Interview

You could start the conversation by providing something like the following:

The following is a conversation between the host "Jack" and the guest "Amy". They talk about their experience taking a DMT trip.

Jack: Hi Amy, it's nice to have you on my podcast. How are you?

Amy: I'm fine thanks Jack! How about you?

Jack: I'm doing great, thanks! Amy, you've had your experience with psychedelics. You've been taking them for over 10 years now. Please tell our listeners how did you first learned about DMT and what was your first trip like.


Hit Enter (and keep doing so after each sentence) and the AI will then craft a reply. At this point, it understands the semantics and will format the story as a conversation between two people.

AI interview between Jack and Amy about psychedelics

This is what I got.

To make it more interesting, I used Google's Text-to-Speech API and turned the whole conversation into an audio with a simple javascript code I made.

Audio version of the AI interview about psychedelics

Amy's part of conversation is 100% AI with no edits.

However, I had to edit a few of the Jack's lines because he wanted to end the interview prematurely (before going full perv).

Here is another example of a GPT-3 generated interview by my friend Juraj.

Example: Blog post

You can also generate blog posts as follows:

Title: Why I think Bitcoin is the best chance at freedom

Tags: bitcoin, freedom

Summary: I share my view on bitcoin as a freedom tool. I explain why bitcoin will bring us closer to a stateless society. Bitcoin as a free monetary system allows us to be in charge of our money.

Full text:

... and let the AI do its work.

This is just a short output based on the above input:

I have been following bitcoin for quite some time now and I am very excited about it. It is a new way of doing things. It's like the internet was before it became a commercialized thing. The idea that we can create something completely decentralized and trustless is exciting. Bitcoin has the potential to change how we do business, trade with each other and even live our lives.

If you don't like any of the generated sentence, just hit the Reload button and it will try to correct itself.

You can also give it more context at any point if you feel like the AI is going off the track.

Final words

Playing with GPT-3 is lots of fun but as you can see from the first example, when connected with other tools it becomes extremely powerful.

It doesn't take a lot of imagination to see that the future GPT iterations will completely change the way we interact with computers and create content.

People are already using it in many creative ways such as composing music, pitching business ideas and even acting as a therapist.

GPT-3 may really be the biggest thing since Bitcoin.

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