How good is Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer (ChatGPT)?
In case you have been living under the rock or still skeptical about how well ChatGPT can respond to prompts, here’s one to change your mind.
Describe Singapore with a sense of humor
In a post shared by Facebook page “Trust Me, I’m Singaporean” on Feb. 24, ChatGPT was asked to describe Singapore “with a sense of humour”.
The artificial intelligence (AI) summed up key characteristics of Singapore well, taking a light-hearted jab at our obsession of our cleanliness and efficiency.
Here’s the full text:
Singapore is like that neat-freak friend you have who vacuums their house every day and alphabetizes their spice rack. Everything is clean, organized, and efficient to the point where you might wonder if there’s a secret government agency dedicated solely to keeping the streets spotless.
The country’s size is almost comical – you can cross the entire island in a couple of hours if you’re driving at a leisurely pace. But despite its small size, Singapore packs a punch with its skyscrapers, shopping malls, and futuristic architecture that’ll make you feel like you’re in a sci-fi movie.
The food in Singapore is so good that it’s worth booking a flight just to eat your way through the city. You’ll find a melting pot of cuisines, from spicy Malay curries to delicious Chinese dim sum, and even Michelin-starred hawker stalls serving up gourmet street food.
And don’t forget the infamous durian fruit, which is so pungent that it’s banned on public transportation – but don’t worry, you’ll still be able to find it in every market and food court.
Overall, Singapore is like that overachieving friend who always seems to have everything under control, even if it means sacrificing a little spontaneity and fun. But hey, at least you know you’ll have a clean and delicious time in the Lion City.
The post has garnered over 2,500 reactions and over 150 comments. People are definitely interested in the capability of this chatbot and are entertained by what it wrote about Singapore.
Food is always a point of contention, as some disagreed with the chatbot that the food in Singapore is worth booking a flight for.
Image via Facebook/Trust Me, I’m Singaporean
Perhaps, saying that “the food in Singapore is so good that it’s worth booking a flight” is part of ChatGPT’s humour.
Trying it out ourselves
With the same prompt, here’s what we got:
Different, but still pretty spot on.
Top photo via Wikimedia commons and Facebook/Trust Me, I’m Singaporean