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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)

Using the Python library to call the OpenAI API

Previously, we used HTTP requests and Postman to call the OpenAI API. Now, we are transferring to another method of calling the API, through Python with the dedicated OpenAI Python library. Why does this matter and why is this important?

Utilizing the Python library for OpenAI API calls offers a significant advantage over manual HTTP requests in tools such as Postman, especially for developers looking to integrate ChatGPT functionality into their applications seamlessly.

Python’s library simplifies the intricacies involved in making direct HTTP requests by offering a more user-friendly and intuitive interface. This facilitates quick prototyping, streamlined error management, and efficient parsing of responses. The library wraps the fundamental details of the protocol, allowing developers to concentrate on their application’s essential functionality without being bogged down by the specifics of request headers, query...