Technology is an amazing thing. Every day, our society is seemingly introduced to something new designed to make our lives easier, better, and more productive.
Recently, I learned about a technology called ChatGPT, a form of artificial intelligence (AI) that, according to the creators, “interacts in a conversational way. The dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.”
Simply put, ask this AI program a question and, in mere seconds, you will likely have an answer. Want to drill deeper on the subject? No problem, the AI program can give you more information, quickly and efficiently.
If you want to learn more about what AI and specifically ChatGPT can do, this Twitter thread is fascinating.
I decided to put the AI to the test, with a baseball twist of course.
Revealing the 10 greatest moments in MLB history, according to AI
I started the experiment by asking, “What are the top 10 moments in MLB history?” ChatGPT quickly spit out a list of 10 moments. I then asked it to detail more about each of the moments. In less than a minute, I not only had the list, but also why AI selected those moments to be the top 10.
I shared this list with some friends in the baseball industry, and most gave it a thumbs up … with some suggestions on what they would put in there as well.
What follows is the list, as well as why the AI selected the moments. As a note, I did not change anything that you will read in the following pages, so, yes, there could be an inaccuracy or two. It’s not a perfect science, but it’s a fascinating way to see how AI sees our national pastime.
So what made the list and why, according to AI? Read on to find out.