An Inspirational Quote Generated by ChatGPT for the month of March:

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy

Seems like everywhere I go I see references to AI (artificial Intelligence).  Since the references are getting more frequent, I figured I should probably take a look to see if this new technology is going to be helpful or a hindrance. 

This is what I found:  There are a variety of AI platforms.  They include: Chatbots, Voice Assistants, Virtual Assistants and others.    You are probably familiar with Voice Assistants and Virtual Assistants.  They have names like Alexa, Siri, Bixby, Cortana.  The up and coming Chatbot I explored is ChatGPT. 

It is available at:  Once there, you have the option to sign up or login.  I took the bait and signed up.  I had a fun time asking oddball questions like what must I do to be saved?  It replied that it wasn’t qualified to answer.  So it’s not smarter than Jesus.  That’s a good sign.

I asked about the mental capabilities of specific people and it told me I was being disrespectful. Maybe politicians are funding this?

I asked if it shared my data and it replied: As an AI language model, I don’t have the ability to share your data with anyone, and I’m not programmed to collect or store any personal information about you. I’m here solely to answer your questions and provide you with helpful information to the best of my ability based on my training.

I’m suspicious of this answer because I’m fairly certain I saw somewhere (possibly in the sign-up process) that engineers could look at your interactions with ChatGPT for training purposes.

I asked it write an essay about the pros and cons of ChatGPT.  Here is the condensed response:

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence language model developed by OpenAI. It is designed to communicate with humans through natural language processing and machine learning algorithms. ChatGPT has several advantages and disadvantages, which we will discuss in this essay.

Pros of ChatGPT:

1. Convenience: One of the primary benefits of ChatGPT is its convenience. It is available 24/7 and can respond to queries in a matter of seconds. It can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, making it a convenient tool for those who require quick answers.

2. Efficiency: ChatGPT can handle multiple conversations simultaneously, making it more efficient than human operators who can only handle one conversation at a time. This can save time and resources for businesses, which can redirect their staff to other tasks.

Cons of ChatGPT:

1. Lack of Empathy: ChatGPT lacks empathy, which is a significant drawback for some users. It cannot understand emotions or offer emotional support, which can be a vital aspect of communication in some situations.

2. Limited Understanding: While ChatGPT is excellent at processing and understanding language, it may not have a deep understanding of specific topics or situations. This can lead to inaccurate or incomplete responses.

In conclusion, ChatGPT has several advantages and disadvantages. While it is a convenient, efficient, and accurate tool for communication, it may lack empathy, have limited understanding, raise security concerns, or be biased. It is essential to weigh these factors when deciding whether to use ChatGPT and to monitor its performance and effectiveness regularly.

My general impression is ChatGPT is impressive. I had fun playing with it.  Next time I’m at a loss for words, I’ll ask it for advice.  Until next month,

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy,


Because It Made Me Laugh!

From ChatGPT when I asked for clean jokes:

1. What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator.

2.     Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!