Author:  Steve Tingiris
Publisher:  Packt
Publication Date:  August 27, 2021
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Prerequisites: Nothing

Disclaimer: The publisher sent me a copy of this book for review. I promise that everything said here is my own opinion regardless. All reviews at the Cross Trained Mind are open and honest.

About This Book

This book looks into how GPT-3 and how to interact with it. Examples are given in both Python and Javascript, though you don’t need any more than the given code to work the examples. There are a large number of examples included and a lot of advice on how to get the most out of one of the largest NLP models that exists.

Who Is This For?

The main audience for this book is anyone who wants to use GPT-3 in their software or website. One of the best parts of the book is that you don’t need to be technically inclined to any of the examples. But if you are a software developer, you can do a lot with GPT-3.


There are three sections: introduction, getting started, and digging into the API. The book starts with everything you need to prepare for the remainder of the rest of the book. The final chapter details considerations if you intend to put your GPT-3 work into production. All in all, the layout is solid. Each chapter is kept simple, starting with the technical requirements and ending with a summary.

Did This Book Succeed?

This book really is everything included in this book, as the GPT-3 API is simple. By reading this book, you’ll know everything you’ll need to implement GPT-3 in nearly any way you choose. I can’t think of anything that is missing or and superfluous material.

Rating and Final Thoughts

Overall, I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.

Technically, GPT-3 is simple enough for a series of blog entries, so I have to question the need for this book. However, the author did an excellent job in keeping everything to the point and making sure you knew how much your inquiries are going to cost you. It’s well written with both fun and serious examples to show you the power and the drawbacks of GPT-3.

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