ChatGPT technology is threatening to take over the writing world. Heck, it passed the bar exam.
But it can’t pass basic tests. Its main problems are detailed here.
It has no personality. It’s a bunch of information that may or may not be correct. A good example of its shortcoming is in its concert reviews. A blogger could use it to write reviews for every concert on the planet as the technology mentions the band’s most popular tunes, has words about a “perfect venue” and words like this (from an actual concert by the way): “He sounded great, his energy was infectious, and he truly connected with the audience throughout the night. It was clear that everyone in attendance had an amazing time.”
Boring, generic stuff. And for anyone who was actually AT the concert, they can see through those words like a bottle of blanco tequila. It’s the same thing with travel destinations, bars, great nightlife and every other topic. For those who don’t know about the subject, it seems realistic and accurate. But for those in the know, it’s as shallow as fishing the salt flats.
Compare this to PubClub’s review of the concert and the differences are clear. It’s pretty easy to tell we were at the show whereas ChatGPT just used generic phrases and popular song titles to write its review. It was also inaccurate in several of its sentences regarding the venue, who was on stage, etc.
The problem is, most people won’t know ChatGTP is inaccurate, incomplete or just a bunch of generic words strung together to make a story. One musical artist, when performing a new song at a concert, told the audience he may not remember all the words but then said, jokingly, “since you’ve never heard it you won’t know the difference!”
So reader beware. ChatGTP can be a great resource for writers and bloggers but without careful editing based on facts and real-life experiences, it won’t provide a true picture or the right information about its subject matter.
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