ChatGPT: why you shouldn’t trust AI responses 100%?

At the end of 2022, the American company Open AI released ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) that has become very popular among netizens around the world, since it can answer any type of question. Not only simple questions, it can also give you more elaborate answers on an infinite number of topics. How reliable is this information?

Because ChatGPT is a free tool, anyone with a device with an internet connection can use it to create documents in seconds. Unfortunately, many users are using this AI to create texts (book summaries, school assignments, university essays, etc.) that they pass off as their own.

Because the texts written by ChatGPT are written in a fluid way, it is very difficult for a person to identify them; However, what worries thousands of netizens is how reliable are the answers of this artificial intelligence. Although for many they are more than acceptable answers, others consider the opposite.

As detailed by Reporte Indigo, Paul Adepoju of the International Center for Journalism (ICFJ) is one of the people who believes that what ChatGPT says should not be blindly trusted. This is because he tried to introduce this AI in his work and realized its obvious limitations, especially in science.

“When asking to explain and simplify terms that some researchers use, it doesn’t really work. There is a lack of clarity in the issues, especially when they are scientific issues, the tool is limited to giving what it finds on the internet, but it is often wrong,” Adepoju said, according to the aforementioned outlet.

Jenna Burrell, research director at Data&Society, also agrees that the ChatGPT responses should not be taken as the absolute truth. According to the specialist, she was very surprised that the information provided by Open AI’s artificial intelligence was completely incorrect, so she always asked to verify.

“I asked him for a list of specialists on electronic waste in a specific country in Africa and he gave me several names,” however, he assures that when making a query about the origin of the alleged specialists “they turned out to be false, none existed,” Burrell said, who considers ChatGPT as a good entertainment tool.

What does ChatGPT say about the validity of your answers?

As we mentioned before, this artificial intelligence answers any question you ask it, even those that are about it. To our surprise, ChatGPT was not shy about admitting that all of their answers are not 100% reliable in various areas, even recommending that users verify the data they are given. Here your answer.

“As a language model, ChatGPT is designed to provide responses based on patterns and statistics from large text data sets, but it has no awareness or reasoning capabilities of its own”

“Therefore, it is important to note that the answers provided by ChatGPT should be critically evaluated and verified by reputable sources, especially in situations where precision and accuracy are critical, such as in the medical, legal, or financial arena.”

“That being said, the answers provided by ChatGPT can be useful as a starting point for research or as a way to get general information on a particular topic. Ultimately, the onus is on the user to evaluate the information provided and decide how to use it”.

Open Ai AI response. Photo: ChatGPT