​DERRY JOURNAL Editorial: OpenAI's ChatGPT says 'reliable local sources' are best

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With all the talk of Artificial Intelligence being poised to take over the world the ‘Journal’ asked Open AI’s ChatGPT machine to outline the differences and similarities between Burnfoot in Co. Derry and Burnfoot in Inishowen.

The response was impressive but vague:

Burnfoot in Co. Derry and Burnfoot in Co. Donegal share similar names and geographical proximity, both situated in the northwest of Ireland. However, they are in different counties – Co. Derry in NI and Co. Donegal in the RoI. Consequently, they fall under different administrative jurisdictions and have distinct cultural and political contexts. Additionally, each locality may have unique historical landmarks, demographics, and amenities.

‘Despite the similarities in nomenclature and geographic location, the differing regional affiliations and local characteristics make Burnfoot in Co. Derry and Burnfoot in Co. Donegal distinctive communities with separate identities.’

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A man searching for information using the artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI.A man searching for information using the artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI.
A man searching for information using the artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI.

So far, so good. What are the unique historical landmarks, demographics and amenities of the Burnfoots?

The machine: ‘Unfortunately, as of my last update in September 2021, I don't have specific information on the unique historical landmarks, demographics, and amenities of Burnfoot in Co. Derry and Burnfoot in Co. Donegal. For accurate and up-to-date information, it's best to refer to reliable local sources [our italics] or conduct further research beyond my knowledge cut-off date.’

We couldn’t agree more.