ChatGPT – The AI Friend we never knew we needed

Ah, the 1970s! Back then, the height of technology was waiting for a dial telephone to be installed. And you thought waiting in line for a new iPhone was bad! Imagine, waiting years for a phone that you would have to wait your turn to call a friend and leaving messages on an answering machine if they are not home? Talk about a delayed gratification.

Flash forward to today, and we’ve got smartphones that are practically an extension of our bodies. And now, we’ve got ChatGPT – an AI language platform that’s changing the way we live, communicate, and work. It’s like having a digital best friend who’s always ready to chat – and who never judges you for watching dog videos for hours on end.

But, let’s be real, there are some potential risks associated with relying too heavily on AI-based technologies. Who knows what kind of “hallucinations” ChatGPT could conjure up? I once asked it for a research-based theory, and it made up citations that looked like they were from a legit source. Not exactly helpful.

And let’s not forget about the ethical implications of using AI to perform tasks that humans have traditionally done, like writing and proofreading. It’s like we’re outsourcing our own brains! What’s next, ChatGPT taking over the world? Not sure I am ready for this robot uprising just yet.

All jokes aside, it’s clear that AI is having a profound impact on our society, and we need to approach it with curiosity, openness, and a commitment to our values. Who knows, maybe someday ChatGPT will be able to tell us what those values should be. In the meantime, I’ll be over here, trying to teach it how to communicate with a touch of tact and politeness.