Getting Started with ChatGPT and AI Chatbots

An introduction to generative AI tools

By (author) Mark Pesce

Publication date: 17 Jan 2024

Learn how to use ChatGPT, Bing Chat / Copilot, and Bard to get the most out of these powerful tools.

ChatGPT has become a tool hundreds of millions use every day - yet few have mastered the art of sweet-talking these new AI chatbots into providing detailed and accurate responses to user prompts. It's vital for every professional tech user to have an understanding of how AI chatbots work, and how best to put them to work.

While the fear is that AI will take people’s jobs, it is more likely to be someone using AI that will!

Getting Started with ChatGPT and AI Chatbots explores the ‘big three’ AI chatbots - OpenAI ChatGPT, Microsoft Bing Chat / Windows Copilot and Google Bard - demystifying their operation, and providing a wealth of tools for thinking about how to talk to these smart tools.

Whether you're a business user, a tech student, or a curious professional, this book is for you to understand and demystify Large Language Models (LLMs) and generative AI tools, harnessing them to enhance your role.

Paperback - £14.99
Mark Pesce co-invented the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), bringing 3D to the Web and laying the foundations for today’s metaverse. He has written nine books, including Augmented Reality: Unboxing Tech’s Next Big Thing, was for seven years a judge on the ABC's The New Inventors, founded postgraduate programs in emerging media at USC and the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and holds an honorary appointment in the Digital Cultures Program at Sydney University. He writes a multiple-award-winning column for The Register, pens another for COSMOS Magazine, and is professional futurist and public speaker based in Sydney. Details at

Print ISBN-13: 9781780176413

160 pages

Imprint: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT