Tech Talks: Don’t Trust ChatGPT’s AI for Motorcycle Gear Advice
Over Six Major Errors Found in Gear Types, Classes, Safety Certifications, and More
A view of ChatGPT's logo. Media sourced from Aljazeera.
When ChatGPT was launched on November 30th of last year, the concept of publicly-available artificial intelligence (AI) had yet to be a viral, mainstream deal; sure, there was the occasional program out there servicing specific niches, but nothing ready for use on such a large scale as the archives of the good WWW (World Wide Web).
Today, it seems everybody has tried chatting with the ChatGPT AI chatbot, asking for advice in anything from love, to business, to predictions for the future – and as intelligent as ChatGPT’s findings are, they’re not all correct (shocker).
The team at Motorcycle Gear Hub asked ChatGPT questions about motorcycle safety gear, and got a serious amount of wrong answers – proving that you should NOT use ChatGPT for a resource when asking about safety gear on two wheels.
Ever wonder how an artificial intelligence system finds its information in the first place?
It’s called “Web-Scraping.” Surfing the internet, AI programs like ChatGPT ‘scrape’ (or pull) ‘relevant data’ from websites, storing findings in a database, where it’s later spun into an answer for you.
Unfortunately, if a big corner of the internet is wrong and ChatGPT thinks it’s relevant, ChatGPT’s answer to your question could be pooched… putting your next scoot at risk.
“As an AI language model, my purpose is to assist and provide information to the best of my abilities. I’ve been created to help users like yourself by answering questions, offering explanations, generating text, and engaging in conversation on a wide range of topics.”
“Whether you need assistance with research, creative writing, or general knowledge, I’m here to lend a hand. My goal is to be a useful and reliable resource for you.”
In short, ChatGPT may be performing to the best of her abilities, but MCGearHub was right to spread the word. AI reliability (and the system’s useability for general topics) is still tied directly to its capabilities, and your safety on a bike is not to be assumed safe in the hands of a machine that mimics humanity.
The conclusion? Go ahead and source ChatGPT’s answers for the latest in Hollywood gossip, perhaps to tweak your meal-prepping schedules, but please, leave the safety gear queries to people that obsess over ATTGAT, pride themselves in integrity, make it all about the accurate information… people that actually ride a motorcycle on the daily.