Can ChatGPT Summarize Articles?

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Yes, ChatGPT has the ability to summarize articles and even some books in a matter of seconds by analyzing the given text.

Although ChatGPT has remarkable summarization skills, it is not without limitations. One significant drawback is that it may generate responses or summaries that have factual inaccuracies.

This limitation is acknowledged by ChatGPT itself, and hence it is recommended that users exercise caution and not consider its responses as the ultimate truth.

Knowing how to use ChatGPT to summarize an article is useful when short on time or when you want to understand more complicated subject matter presented in smaller chunks.

The purpose of this article is to discuss the potential limitations of using ChatGPT for article summarization and to provide readers with a detailed guide on how to utilize ChatGPT for this purpose.

How to Use ChatGPT to Summarize an Article

Summarizing an article with ChatGPT can be done in just a few simple steps:

  • First, you need to navigate to the article you want to be summarized.
  • Copy its URL if it is published online or copy the Article content you want to summarize if you have it open in PDF or word.

This can be done by selecting the URL or Content of the Article and pressing CTRL + C on your keyboard.

  • Once completed, open a new tab in your browser and navigate to the ChatGPT website. You should then log into your OpenAI account from there, at which point a new chat screen will appear.

You must click the “Send a message…” text box at the bottom of the new chat screen and enter your message to ChatGPT asking for an article summary.

It is important that you add the article URL or Content that you copied previously, which you can do by pasting it into the text box with CTRL + V on your keyboard. Press the Enter key to send your message to ChatGPT once you have finished writing it.

It won’t take long for ChatGPT to provide you with an article summary when you make it a request.

Example of ChatGPT Summarizing An Article

In the screenshot shown below, we asked ChatGPT to summarize an article from by pasting the article URL and asking chatGPT to summarize the article.

ChatGPT performed its magic and provided a summary of the article, which is visible in the screenshot.

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