Introduction to the Course

Learn about the prerequisites and the intended audience of this course.

We’ll explore OpenAI’s API and learn how to use the GPT-3 model, which can perform many practical natural language processing (NLP) tasks. In this course, we’ll utilize GPT-3 with OpenAI’s official Python library.

What is an API?

An application programming interface (API) is a software interface that allows two or more applications to communicate with each other. For example, consider that our application intends to consume some services provided by some other application exposing an API. Our application can then call the respective API endpoint with some request parameters to get a particular response. Finally, the application interprets the returned data and provides easy-to-understand information. All this can be done via APIs.


This course assumes prior experience with the following:

  • Basic knowledge of the Python language.
  • Basic knowledge of machine learning (ML) and NLP concepts.

Intended audience

This course is intended for the following types of learners:

  • A beginner who wants to start learning ML APIs.
  • A learner who has some knowledge of different NLP tasks and wants to explore the OpenAI API for NLP tasks.
  • A professional who has already worked with different NLP models and wants to integrate the OpenAI API into their project.