Using OpenAI’s ChatGPT API in Python development: Everything you need to know

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Using OpenAI's ChatGPT in Python development_ Everything you need to know


One has to be living under a rock to not know what ChatGPT is. Ever since its launch, in November of 2021, ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. Based on Generative Pre-trained Transformative(GPT) architecture, ChatGPT is capable of accepting human queries in natural language input and responding in an almost human-like manner. With the help of various platforms such as OpenAI’s Playground, Hugging Face’s AI platform amongst others, you can successfully interact with ChatGPT and avail its futuristic features. One can also make their code ‘smart’ by adding ChatGPT to their scripts. ChatGPT integration in Python scripts is the latest trend amongst developers that can be seen gaining momentum and one need not wonder why.

AI enabled Python code has lots of benefits. From code review to code generation, everything can be automated so as to reduce overhead costs and time taken. It also reduces the possibility for human error. The code generated is much more reliable, and cost effective. The best part of using ChatGPT is that one can do it via a simple process. Given are the steps of integrating ChatGPT in your Python Script and automating various tasks.

How to get an OpenAI API key?

The easiest way to integrate ChatGPT in one’s code is by using OpenAI’s API key. Here is the way to get one’s own OpenAI’s API key:

  • All developers can simply do this by visiting OpenAI’s website and creating their accounts.
  • Once the account is created, enter the email address and password linked to your OpenAI account.
  • Once logged in, the account name should be visible in the top-right corner along with a drop-down dialogue box. In this, click the “View API keys” option.
How to get an OpenAI API key_
  • Next option one can see is a “Create new secret key” button in the middle of the page. Click on this to get an API key. Once a user receives their key, they must save it as soon as possible as the dialogue window is temporary.
How to get an OpenAI API key

With these simple steps users can easily avail OpenAI API keys and integrate ChatGPT into their code. There are also many software development companies who provide convenient ChatGPT API Integration Services and can help businesses integrate ChatGPT into their existing software solutions.

How much does it cost to get an API key?

Anyone can get an OpenAI API key for free when availed via a free trial of three months. New users also get free credit worth 5$. After three months one can avail the services and the API key at a nominal fee on subscription basis. If for some reason the subscription is not renewed, users will still be able to login but will not be able to get new APIs.

OpenAI Python Packages

Open AI’s Python Package is a predefined software library of API resources that provides a convenient interface for interacting with Open AI’s large language models. It facilitates adding the natural language processing capabilities into developers own Python applications

Once a user has an API key, the package can be installed using pip command:

pip install openai

Next set an API key by calling OpenAI

import openai
openai.api_key = “YOUR_API_KEY”

After setting the API key users can interact with OpenAI’s language models.

For example, users can generate text using the GPT-3 model like this:

prompt = “Once upon a time”
response = openai.Completion.create(
generated_text = response.choices[0].text

Application of Python and ChatGPT

Python and chatGPT can be used together to develop various Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications such as chatbots, text summarizers, language translators and much more. Some of the more popular use cases of using Python and chatGPT are as follows:

1. Chatbots

One can design ‘smart’ chatbots using Python and chatGPT which are well-equipped to handle human queries and respond to them in a human-like manner. While developing such chatbots Python takes care of the backend development whereas ChatGPT is used to design the front end of the chatbot interface.

2. Language translators

Combination of Python and chatGPT can be very effective in creating language translators capable of translating multiple languages. Here, chatGPT can be used to translate text and Python language can be used to handle requests.

3. Test summarizers

The combination of chatGPT Python has been found to be very reliable in building stellar text summarizers. ChatGPT is used to write gist for huge volumes of text while Python can be used for extracting relevant information.

4. Personal Assistants

Personal Assistant is yet another successful application of using ChatGPT and Python together. These personal assistants are time-conserving, good at scheduling, setting reminders, and more.

Apart from these, there are many applications of Python and chatGPT being used in the software development field such as in real estate, healthcare and even fintech industries. The potential is limitless when it comes to combining ChatGPT with Python development.

Limitations of Python and ChatGPT

While there are many advantages of Python and ChatGPT, there are also a few limitations that often hinders use of these two technologies together. These are:

Limited data knowledge

ChatGPT is a general purpose language model which means it ‘learns’ from huge amounts of data but has limited domain knowledge. It lacks in-depth knowledge of general fields such as law, finance, public health, medicine etc. It can lead to erroneous responses.

Data privacy issues

In order to do efficient training, Python and ChatGPT need access to a lot of text data. But this raises issues with data security and privacy. If the data is not managed appropriately, there is a chance that sensitive or confidential information could be revealed.

Computing power

ChatGPT is a complicated model that takes a lot of computing power to deploy and train. Using it in Python can use a lot of memory and have high CPU usage. Small enterprises or individuals without access to powerful hardware may find this to be a restriction.

Ethics issues

ChatGPT can be used to produce false information, offensive content, or fake news. This generates ethical questions and demands prudent technological use.


Ever since ChatGPT was launched in 2022, it has found its application in almost all industries. When coupled with Python development it can be a game changer for software development companies and businesses. ChatGPT provides the NLP capabilities to Python development which helps users interact better with the product. This is one of the reasons why demand for ChatGPT integration services and software development services are seeing an all-time high. Many firms are offering these services but few are able to deliver quality projects on time. OpenXcell is a software development company that provides ChatGPT Applications development services with a rich portfolio of successful projects and happy clients.

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