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OpenAI Playground Review: Our Insider Tips and Verdict [2024]

Reviewed: Dec 05, 2023

OpenAI Playground was created by OpenAI, the same people who took the world by storm with their AI language Chatbot, ChatGPT. OpenAI Playground is a web-based tool that allows you to easily create and test language models. Essentially, you can write anything with OpenAI Playground.

Are you currently scratching your head thinking I’ve heard something like this before? Yep, me too, it sounds pretty similar to ChatGPT, right? Why have OpenAI created ANOTHER platform that’s basically the same? First of all, Playground is targeted towards developers and advanced AI pros who want to experiment with OpenAI’s technologies. With Playground you can customise more settings and really have a handle on the platform behaviours. Perfect if you are someone who wants to get into the nitty gritty of how different language models work. If you want to create, train and test your own AI models, give OpenAI Playground a go.

When it comes to using OpenAI Playground, you only need to create one OpenAI account. Once you’ve created your account you can use all of the other tools that fall under OpenAI, including ChatGPT, GPT-4 and DALL•E 2, which is pretty great!

OpenAI Playground have introduced ‘models’ to their platform. A model is a trained machine learning system, that you can use for tasks like image recognition and generation, translation and text generation. It does a bit of everything! Models have their own unique capabilities. On OpenAI Playground, you can choose between gpt-3.5-turbo-16k-0613, gpt-3.5-turbo-16k, gpt-3.5.turbo-0613, gpt-3.5.turbo-0301 or gpt-3.5.turbo. Now, if these letters and numbers don’t mean anything to you (I had no idea…), OpenAI have pulled together a super helpful post that breaks all of this down for you. Keep in mind, that each model has a different price point. Prices are based on 1,000 tokens, which are roughly equivalent to 750 words.

As well as this, they also have ‘modes’, which you can pair with your chosen model to really niche down on what you want to create. These modes include chat, complete and edit. But that’s not the only thing OpenAI have on hand to help you create and experiment. You can use example applications and already created presets to get the ball rolling, so you don’t always have to start your experiments from scratch! Once you’ve decided on the language model and the prompt you want to share, you only need to wait a few seconds until your answer is generated. So you can spend more time experimenting and testing out your own models.

If you’re up to speed on everything in the AI world and want to experiment with different models, why not have a play around in the OpenAI Playground.

Features

  • Diverse AI-models
  • Language translation
  • Custom content filters
  • Code integration assistance

Use-Cases

  • Research team developing new AI models
  • A startup prototyping different AI projects
  • A tech company Testing AI solutions

Insider Tips

  • If you have a target word count, why not use the maximum length slider to adjust your response length.
  • If you’re asking OpenAI Playground to help with a complicated task, try splitting the task into sub-tasks instead. Complicated, unclear tasks can generate more errors, which is not what you want!