Artificial Intelligence

Here's how to work around ChatGPT's inaccuracies

A common misconception about language models like ChatGPT is they function as some kind of "super Google", an academic explains. Image: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Jonathan May
Research Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Southern California
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An image showing books by Abraham Lincoln generated by ChatGPT.
A reasonable list of books about Lincoln generated by ChatGPT. Image: The Conversation.
An image showing books by William Henry Harrison generated by ChatGPT.
Books about Harrison, generated by ChatGPT, fewer than half of which are correct. Image: The Conversation.
An image showing books by William Henry Harrison generated by ChatGPT.
More books about Harrison, generated by ChatGPT, still mostly nonexistent. Image: The Conversation.

An image showing a ChatGPT generated improv scene.
A space exploration improv scene the author generated with ChatGPT. Image: The Conversation.

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