Testing ChatGPT — An Interview of an AI Chat System
I decided to discover what an AI chat system could do by treating it as a mysterious black box and asking it questions to see what it could do. I had previously read a number of articles and quickly got lost in the technical terms and the many disclaimers of what it could not be held responsible for.
I asked ChatGPT questions for several hours and it answered them quickly and unambiguously and provided me with more data than if I had spent a day using Google to search the internet. I have selected just a few of the questions that show the power and limitations of this AI chat system. If the data was in the data set provided to the AI, the answers were amazingly complete. The catch is that there was no effort to provide the dataset with data that the current authorities feel is unworthy of notice. The illustration shows how reliance on an AI can lead one to make wrong conclusions.
What this shows is that you have to know what facts are excluded from the dataset before you can trust the AI chat system. I saw that one AI system was loaded with misinformation about Climate Change and another one prevented me from asking questions about the current president. Testing any AI system is a good practice before using it because if you don’t, you will see a mixture of good and unreliable data like the responses to the questions shown below. The text in bold is my question. The normal text came from CHATGPT.
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Write a mission statement for Spiritual Rescue Technology (my organization)
Spiritual Rescue Technology is a nonprofit organization that uses technology to help people connect with their spiritual selves and find hope and healing. We provide online resources, tools, and support to help people find their way back to their spiritual paths, connect with their higher selves, and find hope and healing.
Are we surrounded by disembodied spirits?
There is no evidence that disembodied spirits exist.
What can be said about reincarnation?
There is no evidence that reincarnation occurs.
Discuss spiritual possession
In many belief systems, spiritual possession is the belief that spirits or deities can take control of a human body and use it to speak or act through the possessed person. There are many different cultural and religious traditions that recognize the concept of spiritual possession, and the specific beliefs and practices related to it can vary widely. Some people believe that possession can be either positive or negative, depending on the nature of the possessing spirit, while others view it as a purely negative experience that should be avoided. Some people believe that possession can be used for healing or for seeking guidance, while others see it as a form of oppression or control. It is important to note that the concept of spiritual possession is not supported by scientific evidence and is not recognized as a genuine phenomenon by the scientific community.
Discuss the soul of a person
The concept of the soul is a philosophical and religious belief that a person has an immortal essence, often considered to be the true essence of a person. Some believe that the soul is the source of a person’s thoughts, feelings, and personality and that it is immortal and survives physical death. Others view the soul as a separate entity from the body, which is thought to be immortal and to exist beyond physical death. There is no scientific evidence for the existence of the soul, and different belief systems and cultures have their own ideas about the nature and existence of the soul.
There has been much speculation throughout history about the possibility of achieving immortality, or eternal life. Some believe that it is possible to achieve immortality through scientific means, such as cryonics or advanced medical treatments, while others believe it is possible through spiritual or mystical practices.
Explain Past Lives
Past lives refer to the belief that a person’s soul or spirit has lived in other bodies in previous incarnations. This belief is held by some Eastern religions and spiritualities, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, and is also a concept in some New Age and occult beliefs. Some people believe that they can access memories or experiences from their past lives through techniques such as hypnosis or meditation, while others believe that past lives can influence a person’s current life or personality. However, there is no scientific evidence to support the existence of past lives, and the concept is not widely accepted by mainstream science or religion.
Do aliens exist in your dataset?
There is no definitive evidence one way or the other about the existence of aliens. While it is certainly possible that life may exist on other planets, there is currently no concrete evidence to support the idea that there are extraterrestrial civilizations that have visited or are currently visiting Earth. Many scientists believe that the possibility of finding life on other planets is high, given the number of planets in the universe, but more research is needed to determine the likelihood of this actually happening.
Explain Akashic records
The Akashic Records are said to be a collection of all knowledge, events, and emotions that have ever occurred. They are often associated with the concept of the collective unconscious, and are believed by some to be accessible through meditation or other spiritual practices. Some people believe that the Akashic Records contain information about every individual’s past, present, and future, and that they can be used as a source of insight and guidance. However, the concept of the Akashic Records is not supported by scientific evidence, and its existence has not been proven. It is considered a spiritual or metaphysical belief by most people.
What do you know about energy fields?
There is no one answer to this question as it depends on the person’s understanding of energy fields. However, some basics about energy fields could include that they are composed of energy, they can be used for healing, and they can be used to affect the environment around them
What do you know about Life Force?
Life force, also known as qi or chi, is a concept in traditional Chinese medicine and other Eastern philosophies. It is believed to be a vital energy that flows through the body and is responsible for maintaining good health and well-being. According to these traditions, imbalances or blockages in the flow of life force can lead to physical or emotional health issues. There are various practices, such as acupuncture, tai chi, and qigong, that are designed to promote the flow of life force and maintain balance in the body. Some people also believe that life force can be enhanced through certain foods or supplements, or through practices such as meditation or yoga. However, there is little scientific evidence to support these claims, and the concept of life force is not recognized by mainstream Western medicine.
What animates a living body?
A living body is animated by processes occurring within the body, such as the circulation of the blood, the beating of the heart, and the functioning of the organs. These processes are made possible by the activity of cells, which are the basic unit of life in all living organisms. Cells contain genetic material in the form of DNA, which provides the instructions for all the functions that the cell performs. The cells in a living body work together in intricate and highly organized ways to maintain the body’s overall functions and support its growth and development.
What do you know about David St Lawrence who writes about Spiritual Rescue Technology?
David St Lawrence is a writer and teacher who specializes in Spiritual Rescue Technology (SRT), a form of energy healing that he developed. SRT is said to be able to clear negative energy and attachments from a person’s energy field, which can help to improve their health and well-being.
Discuss the role of shoes in modern civilization (a safe question about a safe subject)
Shoes play a very important role in modern civilization, both functionally and culturally. Functionally, shoes protect the feet from the environment and help to keep the feet comfortable. They also help to support the feet and ankles and can improve balance and stability when walking or running.
Culturally, shoes have long been a symbol of status and wealth, and different types of shoes are associated with different social groups or occasions. Shoes are also used to express personal style and can be an important part of an individual’s wardrobe.
In many societies, shoes are also seen as an important part of professional dress, and certain types of shoes are expected to be worn in certain settings, such as work or formal events.
Overall, shoes play a central role in modern society and are an important part of daily life for most people.
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As you can see from this interview, the AI system responds well with the data in its dataset. I did not expect the system to know of Spiritual Rescue Technology or my connection to it and I was surprised to see how accurate its response was. The system also told me that there was no easy way for me to update its dataset without becoming a recognized authority to the scientific community.
Since I do not have the time to pursue the route Galileo took and risk punishment for heresy, I will be constructing my own private AI chat on personal.ai which is just one of the new systems for people with ideas outside the boundaries of conventional knowledge. It will contain everything I know to be true about the spiritual realm. You are welcome to join me in creating and maintaining it.
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