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OpenAI API Cookbook

By : Henry Habib
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OpenAI API Cookbook

By: Henry Habib

Overview of this book

As artificial intelligence continues to reshape industries with OpenAI at the forefront of AI research, knowing how to create innovative applications such as chatbots, virtual assistants, content generators, and productivity enhancers is a game-changer. This book takes a practical, recipe-based approach to unlocking the power of OpenAI API to build high-performance intelligent applications in diverse industries and seamlessly integrate ChatGPT in your workflows to increase productivity. You’ll begin with the OpenAI API fundamentals, covering setup, authentication, and key parameters, and quickly progress to the different elements of the OpenAI API. Once you’ve learned how to use it effectively and tweak parameters for better results, you’ll follow advanced recipes for enhancing user experience and refining outputs. The book guides your transition from development to live application deployment, setting up the API for public use and application backend. Further, you’ll discover step-by-step recipes for building knowledge-based assistants and multi-model applications tailored to your specific needs. By the end of this book, you’ll have worked through recipes involving various OpenAI API endpoints and built a variety of intelligent applications, ready to apply this experience to building AI-powered solutions of your own.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Unlocking OpenAI and Setting Up Your API Playground Environment

ChatGPT, an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) language model developed by OpenAI, is the fastest-growing original consumer application in history, reaching 100 million users in only 2 months. By comparison, TikTok is in second place, reaching the same number of users in over 9 months ( The reason for its popularity can be attributed to its ability to democratize Natural Language Processing (NLP) models for the everyday user. NLP represents a domain in AI that focuses on the interaction between computers and humans through natural language. The ultimate goal of NLP is to enable computers to interpret, understand, and respond to human language in a way that is both meaningful and useful. Traditionally, tasks in this field – from sentiment analysis to language translation – required robust datasets and specialized knowledge in machine learning and data science to be effectively executed.

However, the rise of ChatGPT and its associated Application Programming Interface (API) has revolutionized the NLP landscape. Thanks to its ability to democratize NLP models, anyone, including regular users, can now generate human-like text from prompts without having any in-depth knowledge of data science or machine learning. For instance, whereas previously one might have needed to design a complex model to classify text into categories, with ChatGPT, a simple prompt can often achieve the same goal.

In essence, the advent of ChatGPT has made previously intricate NLP tasks more accessible and user-friendly, bridging the gap between advanced technology and the general public.

Programmers and developers are taking note, integrating GPT’s power into their own applications to make them intelligent. In fact, many well-funded start-ups (Typeface, Jasper AI, have ChatGPT and other Large Language Models (LLMs) as the basis of their product, whether it’s summarizing text, finding information, or creating a chatbot. This requires a fundamental understanding of the OpenAI API and how to use it to build intelligent applications, which is where we’ll begin.

This starts with the basics, which involves creating an OpenAI account, accessing the API Playground, and making API requests.

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Setting up your OpenAI Playground environment
  • Running a completion request in the OpenAI Playground
  • Using the System Message in the OpenAI Playground
  • Using the Chat Log to modify the model’s behavior
  • Making OpenAI API requests with Postman