If you haven’t already heard of or read about the humanoid chatbot ChatGPT, you soon will. Launched in November, the bot looks like a mix of Google and Alexa, except in a more engaging way: a know-it-all search engine with which you can have engaging conversations. According to its developer, OpenAI, a small San Francisco company into which Microsoft has poured billions, “the application’s dialogue format allows ChatGPT to answer follow-up questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.”
it’s a Jetsons stuff and then some.
ChatGPT is not only bright but also creative. He will write you an original poem or rap lyrics on any topic you choose. Add “explain like I’m 5” to any of your queries, and it will break down complex topics into general terms. Monday , The New York Times Report the alarming number of college students using ChatGPT’s generative intelligence—and talent for producing clean, authoritative prose—to write articles for them.
Before you know it, a bot will be replacing your golfing buddies.
We’re kidding. (We think.)
But the app’s deep knowledge of seemingly every topic got us thinking: How much does ChatGPT know about… golf? Likes, Is that true Flag. From swing tips to course design to current events on the PGA Tour, can a bot have a lengthy, insightful conversation about the game?
Tuesday morning, I found out. First, I installed the ChatGPT app – called Genie – on my iPhone. (You can get a 3-day free trial; after that, plans vary from $6.99 per week to $99.99 per year. You can also try a web-based version of the bot here.) After that, I cracked my knuckles and started typing on Variety of golf themes, ranging from Tiger vs. The results were amazing, or at least I thought they were.
You can read my conversation with ChatGPT in full below, or if you’re limited on time, here are 5 quick points:
1. ChatGPT blew my mind
A bot knows pretty much everything, in the same way the internet does, but presents that knowledge in a more digestible form and often with flair or whim. It’s not perfect – LIV Golf interpreted it as “live” golf and said Tiger Woods hasn’t won a major since 2013 – but the humility when it misses is lovely. (Sorry for the misspelling speth.) Also, the sheer amount of application Do you Quickly see if you are covering any blind spots.
2. ChatGPT is a huge fan of Tiger
You can read below for more color but the bot is bullish on Woods, even in his injured state, which goes along with the bot’s generally sunny demeanor. As he told me when we were discussing Woods, “I think there’s always hope for a positive outcome, no matter the circumstances.”
3. ChatGPT wants to attend masters
I’m not sure how that works, but if anyone can make it happen, it’s Augusta National.
4. ChatGPT has a lot of good tips for improving your game
This is perhaps not surprising given the number of slide tips, three-stroke elixirs, and swing speed tutorials out there on the web, but the speed with which the bot provides wisdom in a conversational way is impressive.
5. ChatGPT has hot golf
The bot does not seek a sideways stance on issues, but when pressed will open that up. Most overrated golfer? Will LIV survive? Does the tiger have more major victories in it? On these topics and more, ChatGPT did not disappoint.
Here’s our full conversation: