This Article First Appeared In The Quint On Jan 26, 2023
American writer Dale Carnegie, who literally wrote the book on public speaking, once said: “There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.”
But in 2023, there’s possibly a fourth type – the speech that’s been penned by an AI chatbot, specifically ChatGPT.
Since its launch in November last year, ChatGPT has managed to dazzle some while disappointing others. The tasks that it can carry out are sophisticated in nature. At the same time, the AI tool is not without blindspots.
However, with India celebrating its 74th Republic Day, we had a unique proposition for ChatGPT: How would Mahatma Gandhi, Dr BR Ambedkar, and other key figures who shaped the country address Indians on 26 January 2023? These are the AI-generated responses we got.
For the record, ChatGPT’s responses were accompanied with a disclaimer that stated “It’s important to remember that this is a fictional speech that I have created based on ______’s principles and beliefs, it does not represent any real speech or view of ______.”