Human Error

While assessing ChatGPT’s prowess in performing list operations (which, I must say, it handles pretty adeptly), I decided to test its ability to count the number of items within a list. As expected, the language model stumbled and provided a count of 56 instead of the accurate 53.

Granted, I wasn’t anticipating complete precision, but I then inquired from ChatGPT about the underlying reason for this miscalculation.

The response left me stunned:

“Human Error in Counting: Mistakes can happen when manually counting a list, especially if done quickly. In this case, I seem to have miscounted while quickly scanning the items.”

While I comprehend the rationale behind ChatGPT generating such a response, it’s still rather remarkable to witness a machine resorting to the age-old notion of “human error” as an explanation.