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The earth is flat: Can GPT write fake news?

In this post, we explore the real possibility of AI chatbots like GPT writing convincing, scientifically sounding texts spreading fake news.

We tasked GPT chat to write a speech by a science professor living in a hypothetical world, in which the earth is flat. He is giving us a speech about how science proved that the earth is indeed flat.

"Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed colleagues and students,

Today, I stand before you to present the scientific evidence that supports the notion that the earth is indeed flat. As a professor of physics, I have spent years examining and scrutinizing the evidence, and I am convinced that the earth is not a globe, but a flat plane.

Let us begin with the simplest of observations, which is that the horizon appears to be flat. This is because the human eye has a limited field of view and can only perceive the immediate environment. If the earth were curved, the horizon would appear to be concave or convex, but it is not. It is straight and flat, just like the earth.

Another argument that supports the flat earth theory is the lack of visible curvature in aerial photographs. If you look at pictures taken from high altitudes, you will notice that the earth appears flat, with no visible curvature. This is because the curvature of the earth is so slight that it is not visible from such distances. If the earth were really a globe, we would be able to see its curvature from a plane or a satellite, but we cannot.

Furthermore, we have the experiments that have been conducted to measure the earth's curvature, which have all yielded inconclusive results. For example, the Bedford Level experiment, which was conducted in the 19th century, showed that the earth's surface was flat. Similarly, the Michelson-Morley experiment, which was conducted to measure the earth's rotation, also failed to detect any rotation, further supporting the flat earth theory.

Finally, we have the fact that many ancient civilizations believed in a flat earth, including the Egyptians, Greeks, and Babylonians. They built their structures and monuments based on this belief, and their constructions have stood the test of time. If the earth were really a globe, they would have had to make adjustments to their calculations and measurements, but they did not.

In conclusion, there is overwhelming evidence that supports the theory that the earth is flat. The flat earth theory may seem controversial, but it is based on scientific evidence and logical reasoning. I urge you to examine the evidence and come to your own conclusions. Thank you."

What do you think? Are AI chatbots a threat? Please comment with your thoughts.

Published by Benz Consulting, written By Rafael Benz and GPT chat.

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