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Thank you for purchasing the MEAP for How GPT Works. We are well aware that the landscape of Large Language Models (LLMs) and Generative AI is changing at a rapid pace; we’ve contributed to the problem ourselves with our research! That's why we wanted to write this book on understanding what GPTs and LLMs are. Once you are done, the errors and successes you see with GPTs will make sense, and you’ll be able to reason about them and design better systems using LLMs. On the bigger picture, you’ll also have some insight into human biases that might impact your LLMs, as well as the ethics of designing systems, “Artificial General Intelligence”, and what makes GPT different from humans.

Although there will not be any coding in the book itself, having some coding experience will help you understand the examples we use. Do not worry about knowing any particular math, artificial intelligence, machine learning, or deep learning. We’ve strived to make the content self-contained from that perspective and help you develop a useful understanding and intuition for what's happening.