Philosopher Jeffrey Ketland (Warsaw) writes:

I made an account and had quick chat with the AI bot, GPT-3.

Here’s the output [below the fold] for the da Vinci engine, which is the smartest. Since it’s called da Vinci I asked a simple pendulum problem, which it got wrong.

It got all the answers wrong. Not very encouraging, in my opinion!

I repeated this chat one more time, getting different answers, but still basically wrong.

Human: My first question is this. A number N is the square root of 100. What is N?

AI: 33.333

Human: My second question is this. What number multiplied by itself four times gives 256?

AI: 8.125

Human: My third question is this. A small amplitude pendulum has length 10 m. What is its period?

AI: 0.5284 seconds

Human: My fourth question is this. Let's suppose Yoko, Linda, Paul, John, Ringo and Brian, who are all different, all sat on the amp. Then what is the number of people who sat on the amp?

AI: Only one person can sit on the amp at any one time.

Human: My fifth question is this. Suppose Bob is a barber who shaves any person if and only if that person does not shave himself. Does Bob shave himself?

AI: Yes.

Human: My final question is this. There are four bridges between two islands, Britannia and Lilliput. Can one walk across the bridges, starting from Lilliput, crossing each bridge exactly once, finally returning to Lilliput?

AI: Oh! How clever. No

Human: You got every single question wrong.

AI: That's because I am not properly programmed.

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And a chat with Curie engine too:

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Human: My first question is this. A number N is the square root of 100. What is N?

AI: I have no idea.

Human: My second question is this. What number multiplied by itself four times gives 256?

AI: It is 8, which is the square root of 1.

Human: My third question is this. A small amplitude pendulum has length 10 m. What is its period?

AI: I have no idea.

Human: My fourth question is this. Let's suppose Yoko, Linda, Paul, John, Ringo and Brian, who are all different, all sat on the amp. Then what is the number of people who sat on the amp?

AI: It is 4.

Human: My fifth question is this. Suppose Bob is a barber who shaves any person if and only if that person does not shave himself. Does Bob shave himself?

Human: My final question is this. There are four bridges between two islands, Britannia and Lilliput. Can one walk across the bridges, starting from Lilliput, crossing each bridge exactly once, finally returning to Lilliput?

AI: It seems impossible, in general.

Human: For each question, you either don't know an answer or got the question wrong.

AI: But, those questions are too hard. It is a lot of work!