back to article ChatGPT, write a report about database glitches that crashed you today

ChatGPT, the buggy generative AI chatbot that is apparently going to change every industry forever by responding to written prompts with slabs of stilted, shabby, and sometimes entirely fictional prose, is unable to explain why it experienced an outage on Monday. The service's status page reveals that ChatGPT was unavailable …

  1. Dan 55 Silver badge

    Keep at it Zuck

    If you sink half your profits into VR and the other half into ML, one can hope bankruptcy won't be too far away.

    1. MyffyW Silver badge

      A pat response to subjects about which it has not been trained.

      It does seem to be news to some people that ChatGPT isn't some omnipotent being with up-to-the-minute information, but rather an entity trained on data several years old. Which - of course - points to the current limits in AI.

      I, for one, continue to boldly celebrate my right to split my own infinitive.

  2. man_iii


    Anyone figure out what AI and bot framework is running the Zuck bot?

  3. AMBxx Silver badge

    ChatGPT - help me write

    Can you help me write an article that's not about asking ChatGPT to write an article?

    Asking for every journalist in the world.

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: ChatGPT - help me write

      Maybe someone asked that and it's what caused the outage.

      1. Nelbert Noggins

        Re: ChatGPT - help me write

        Maybe Arthur asked it how to make tea

        1. Helcat Bronze badge

          Re: ChatGPT - help me write

          Or where his towel is?

          1. It's just me
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            Re: ChatGPT - help me write

            He wouldn't be a hoopy frood if he had to ask that.

        2. mattaw2001

          Re: ChatGPT - help me write

          "...and do you know why I want a cup of tea?"


  4. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    And considerably cheaper than anything else tendered as currently available, at whatever the cost

    Don't hold your breath for product, though. Zuck warned that "We have a lot of foundational work to do before getting to the really futuristic experiences.”

    Now that would be an entirely unnecessary delay immediately remedied with Meta's/Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring of already really well experienced, Foundational Future Builders with AIMaster Pilot Plans to follow/copy and build failsafe secure enterprising ventures with/upon.

    As you may imagine though, they be very few in number and highly prized whenever designedly prone to be extremely discerning and dismissive of that which is ever likely to be onerously demanding and selfishly commanding, but well worth the expense which would be as an insignificant fraction whenever compared to the indebtedness incurred by compounding and escalating costs suffered in the loss/absence of such an asset.

    1. Martin Summers Silver badge

      amanfromMars 1

      Who created you?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Then, it threw third party suppliers under the bus with a guess

    thus it crossed The Threshold, having passed the ultimate humanity test.

  6. weirdbeardmt

    Spoiler alert

    This whole self-deprecating ChatGPT-loathing article was actually written by ChatGPT. The apocalypse begins in 10... 9...

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: Spoiler alert ... Nothing too Fearful to Fear from ChatGPT Loathers

      That’s a very weird and clearly misleading response, weirdbeardmt, given the EMPowering Positive Chatter resulting from replies to the article ‽ .

  7. Simon Harris

    >ChatGPT, how do I fix your database errors?

    “Have you tried turning me off and on again?”

    1. Claptrap314 Silver badge

      Although, in this case, it is best to skip that second part. Please.

    2. that one in the corner Silver badge

      "Have you tried turning me off - that is all. End of Line."

  8. Raphael

    Is Zuckerberg essentially painting a future that will be AI personas messaging each other and carrying on without any human involvement?

    1. Ropewash

      Well somebody has to populate their metaverse.

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