How to Make ChatGPT summarize a Book for you

Do you know ChatGPT can summarize a book? Yes, and according to an analysis by Swiss bank UBS, ChatGPT is the fastest-growing app of all time. The analysis estimates that ChatGPT had 100 million active users in January, only two months after its launch. For comparison, it took nine months for TikTok to reach 100 million. Nevertheless, did you know that ChatGPT can summarize virtually any book ever published within seconds?

Apr 17, 2023 - 23:17
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How to Make ChatGPT summarize a Book for you

Well, considering all the fearmongering that has trailed the coverage of ChatGPT since its launch, we would understand if you choose to avoid AI chatbots altogether. After all, they might provide false information, beg for their lives, or take over your job. But despite all of this issue, this burgeoning technology can also be beneficial.

So what is actually ChatGPT? According to Wikipedia, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI and released in November is built on top of OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 families of large language models and has been fine-tuned using both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques.

While students might be tempted to have ChatGPT summarized the plot of a novel so that they don’t have to actually read it, remember that the AI does make mistake.  Its far more useful to use ChatGPT’s summarization powers to refresh your memory on a book you have already read or offer a short springboard for your own original recap of the book.

Its also worth noting that ChatGPT is not connected to the internet and does not know about anything that happened after 2021. As such, if you ask about a book published in the last two two years, ChatGPT will either tell you that it doesn’t know how to answer your prompt or will do its best to provide an answer that has nothing to do with the book.

How to make ChatGPT summarize a book so you don’t have to read it

With those caveats in mind, here is how to summarize a book with ChatGPT:

A.  Go to in your browser and either sign up for an OpenAI account or log in to your account if you have one already.

B.  In the chat box, type “summarise (book title) and press enter.

C.  ChatGPT should dispense a few paragraphs about the book in question, summarizing its plots and themes as well as details about its author and publication date.

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