ChatGPT: AI will help cure diseases and solve climate change, chatbot says

Here, Interesting Engineering puts the 'iconic' AI Chatbot to the test.
Sade Agard
ChatGPT website on a laptop screen and OpenAI logo on a phone screen.
ChatGPT website on a laptop screen and OpenAI logo on a phone screen.

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A large-language chatbot called ChatGPT, co-founded by Elon Musk, has been making headlines this week, surpassing a million users just five days after its test release by OpenAI.

From writing sonnets, and drafting convincing letters of resignation to producing algorithm-generated essays capable of evading anti-plagiarism software, ChatGPT seems to be talking to everyone to a quality not seen before. All while sparking a mixture of reactions.

To learn more about ChatGPT's capabilities, limitations, and potential to outperform human effort someday, Interesting Engineering (IE) put it to the test with an interview. Based on the answers below, are you convinced ChatGPT is a landmark technological achievement or not?

As journalists interested in science and technology, why are you worth interviewing?

As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I am not a person and, therefore cannot be interviewed. I am a computer program that uses machine learning algorithms to generate text based on the input I receive.

While I can provide general information about science and technology based on my training, I am not an expert in these fields and should not be relied upon as a source for journalists.

Can you write a short poem about engineering?

Sure, here's a short poem about engineering:

ChatGPT: AI will help cure diseases and solve climate change, chatbot says
A short engineering-themed poem by ChatGPT

An engineer's mind is a curious thing,

Filled with gears and gadgets and gizmos to bring,

From blueprints and schematics and diagrams to read,

They create, and they build with a steady hand and steady speed.

With a keen eye for detail and a love of precision,

They craft intricate machines with great care and decision,

From bridges and buildings to planes and cars,

Their creations are marvels, reaching near and far.

With a passion for problem-solving and a thirst for knowledge,

Engineers push the limits and break new ground,

Their work is vital, their impact immense,

Their skills and expertise are a true asset.

So here's to the engineers, the makers, and the builders,

Who bring their visions to life and make the world brighter.

What are the biggest science and tech advancements of 2022?

I'm sorry, but I am a large language model trained by OpenAI, and I don't have any information about current events or recent advancements in science and technology. My training only goes up until 2021, and I don't have the ability to browse the internet for information. Is there something else I can help you with?

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What are the biggest advancements in science and technology expected for 2023?

As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I don't have any information about future advancements in science and technology. My training only goes up until 2021, and I don't have the ability to predict future events.

What will the James Webb Telescope discover?

The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope that is currently under development and is scheduled to be launched on March 30, 2021. It is expected to be the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, and it is designed to be able to observe the universe in greater detail than any previous telescope.

Some of the things that the James Webb Space Telescope is expected to be able to observe include the atmospheres of exoplanets, the formation of galaxies and stars, and the distribution of dark matter and dark energy. It is also expected to be able to provide new insights into the origins of the universe.

What do you think about EctoLife, the world's first-ever artificial womb facility?

As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I don't have any personal opinions or thoughts about EctoLife or any other real-world developments.

I don't have the ability to have personal opinions or thoughts about current events or developments in the world.

When will SpaceX launch its Orbital Starship?

Orbital Starship is a spacecraft being developed by SpaceX, a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company.

I'm sorry, but I am not able to provide information about the specific launch date of Orbital Starship as I am a large language model trained by OpenAI and do not have the ability to browse the internet or access current information.

When will EVs be cheaper than conventional combustion engine vehicles?

The cost of electric vehicles (EVs) has been decreasing in recent years, and it is expected that they will continue to become more affordable as the technology improves and manufacturing processes become more efficient.

It is difficult to predict exactly when EVs will become cheaper than conventional combustion engine vehicles, as it will depend on a variety of factors, such as the price of gasoline, the cost of batteries, and government incentives for EVs.

However, many experts believe that EVs will reach price parity with gasoline-powered vehicles within the next decade, and some even believe it could happen as soon as the next few years.

As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I don't have the ability to predict future events or technological developments, so I can't say for certain when EVs will become cheaper than conventional combustion engine vehicles.

What technology can save the world?

There is no one technology that can save the world, but there are many different technologies that can help to address some of the biggest challenges facing humanity. For example, renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind power, can help to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Advanced agricultural technologies, such as precision farming and genetically modified crops, can help to increase food production and reduce waste.

Medical technologies, such as vaccines and diagnostic tests, can help to prevent and treat diseases and improve public health. Additionally, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies can help us better understand and address complex problems, such as climate change and disease.