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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)

Staging the OpenAI API for Application Development

So far, we have used the OpenAI API by connecting directly to OpenAI’s endpoint and making a request. When building applications and workflows, however, it is not typical to connect directly to OpenAI. Instead, developers tend to stage and call OpenAI’s API from their own backend APIs, which then return information to the application.

Essentially, there is a layer between the frontend of an application and the OpenAI API, as depicted in Figure 5.1. This layer normally processes requests from the frontend, calls the OpenAI API (or a series of other endpoints), receives the completion, processes it, and then returns the data back to the frontend. We will refer to this layer as the backend layer or the server layer.

Figure 5.1 – Demonstration of typical application architecture using the OpenAI API

Figure 5.1 – Demonstration of typical application architecture using the OpenAI API

Integrating OpenAI’s API into an application usually involves an architecture...