The new artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT lets humans have Q&A sessions with a chatbot and has attracted a voluminous audience of 1m+ users in five days.
The most-talked-about chatbot instils in the newbie user that Google ‘first-time’ feeling, meaning that people are hooked and transformed into returning users from the outset.
The output ranges from Goldilocks and the Three Bears police reports to epic Hollywood-grade film scripts, visualised with the image-generating AI system known as Midjourney, like the badass visualisation of Kylian Mbappé illustrated a the top of this newsletter.
So Mediacells decided to test ChatGPT’s football skills by kicking off with a simple question that every football fan knows the answer to,
Who will win the World Cup?
Alas, the OpenAI large language model was self-consciously downbeat when presented with a crystal ball proposition, claiming no ability to predict or provide information on current events – so the betting industry are not in too much trouble, yet.
The OpenAI bot’s knowledge is based on the text that it has been nourished with to date, so we asked a sitter,
Who is the most well paid footballer of all time?
with similar reticence, the Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (the GPT bit) would not commit, listing too many complex factors, like salary, team, performance, endorsements and more.
Like an awkward schoolmaster, keen to rid his classroom of a persistently annoying student, Chat-GPT conceded that some of the highest-paid footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr. and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have all earned significant amounts of money through their careers.
Tentative but accurate so far.
Next, we pumped the prototype general-purpose chat interface with an easy one,
Who is the most popular footballer on Instagram?
The cyber-sigh was almost audible, before the chatbot disabused us, stating for the record that it is not able to browse the internet or access current information.
However, it decided it could tell us that Instagram is a popular social media platform that is often used by footballers to connect with their fans and share updates about their lives and careers.
Chat-GPT went on to list, in order, the top three audience-attracting players Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar Jr.
The emoji-shrugging bot reiterated that without access to current information, it cannot provide a definitive answer to the Instagram footballer question.
Thankfully for Sports Social Club readers can enjoy quantifiable answers to social-commercial media queries and on the day we will know who will play Argentina in the final of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Mediacells run down ten of the most popular posts, by World Cup superstar.