ChatGPT Tells Nigerian Man Where to Get Food in Lagos, But Refuses to Help With Math Questions

ChatGPT Tells Nigerian Man Where to Get Food in Lagos, But Refuses to Help With Math Questions

  • The rave of the moment chatbot, ChatGPT has directed a Nigerian man where he can get food in Lagos
  • Fabian Ehis said he was asking the bot about good places to get food when he got the shock of his life
  • ChatGPT is touted to be the future of search and answers questions in a conversational manner

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ChatGPT, the Artificial Intelligence chatbot launched by OpenAI in November 2022 and touted to take over search, has directed a Nigerian man to where he can buy food in Lagos.

Fabian Ehis, who said he was trying out the chatbot for the first time told that the bot’s answer to his question about where to get food in Lagos took him by surprise.

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It knows everywhere in Lagos

Ehis said:

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“I was randomly asking the bot some questions when I felt hungry. I popped a question like: Where can get good in Lagos? The bot replied with suggestions of popular restaurants including the Sheraton Hotel.”

According to Ehis, he asked the bot if it could help with schoolwork, and it replied yes but stated it is so good with math.

“When I asked it why it is not math-savvy, it said, Math is not my strong suit,” Ehis said.

Many residents of the city of Lagos are not familiar with the best places to get food, shop and navigate their way through the city, but it seems ChatGPT has gone way ahead of them.

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